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Beating Retreat was pretty darn spectacular and quite touching too. Lots of excellent fireworks and contributions from the USA and two Middle East countries ( horses, swords) . I recommend this as a special evening. I saw very few children there, mostly older.
A fantastic evening of music and marching bands. Very patriotic and the fireworks at the end were very good
We had a great view and throughly enjoyed the entire event
Definitely worth the admission
Would highly recommend
I like others I know found this year’s Beating the Retreat a disappointment.
I don’t know if it was played down due to the recent incidents or what
but there was no atmosphere and the music dull compared to other years
and fireworks poor. I...More
Beating retreat is a fabulous way of seeing marching bands and enjoying our military splendour. It will be enjoyed by people who enjoy events like the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Trooping the Colour and the sadly missed Earls Court Military Tournament.
The 2017 event was themed...More
My wife and I attended our first 'Beating the Retreat' event. What a fabulous display of British ( and overseas guest Regiments) military precision, music extravaganza with a super dose of 'pomp and circumstance' aptly fitting for this occasion. Thank you to all those taking...More
We got tickets on line for the Beating of Retreat for the night before the Trooping of the Colour Ceremony ( which is impossible to get tickets for as they are issued by lottery ). The Beating of Retreat is ver similar and almost a...More
So the main building of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment isn't the nicest looking building in London, really from the outside it appears to look and smell like a giant and impressive stable block for the amazingly trained and presented HCMR horses.
It also looks...More
Date of experience: May 2015
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If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square, and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just up the road as well. As captivating as the architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are
highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.