The French chateau-style Royal Horseguards is across the river from the London Eye, three blocks from the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, and approximately 16 miles from London Heathrow Airport. Adjoining the Victoria Embankment Gardens, the hotel is a block from Whitehall and the tube stop, two blocks from Horse Guards Parade, three blocks from Trafalgar Square, a half-mile from West End theaters and Covent Garden shopping, one mile from Buckingham Palace and Oxford Street shopping, and two miles from Saint Paul's Cathedral and Tower Bridge. This property was built in 1884 as a home for international diplomats and prestigious clubs. <P> Hotel amenities include the restaurant, terrace, piano lounge, lobby fireplace and sofas, and 24-hour fitness center. The hotel also offers a door staff (complete with top hats), concierge, high-speed Internet access, free weekday newspapers, 24-hour room service, currency exchange, dry cleaning, and 24-hour front desk service. <P> All rooms feature individual decoration, desks, two armchairs, minibars, coffee/tea facilities, laptop-sized safes, turndown service (on request), designer toiletries, bathrobes, hairdryers, trouser pressers, irons and ironing boards (on request), satellite TV, in-room movies, individual climate control, voicemail, and high-speed Internet access.