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Horse Guards.

This building is so called, in consequence of being the station where that part of his majesty's troops usually do duty. It is a strong building of hewn stone, consisting of a centre and two wings. In the former is an arched passage into St. James's Park; and over it, in the middle, rises a cupola. In a part of the building is the war-office.—This is the office of His Royal Highness the duke of York, as Commander-in-Chief; and the manner in which the public business is transacted there, reflects credit on the Royal Duke as well as on the Prince Regent, who caused his Royal Highness's restoration. As a specimen, we will only mention that all letters are answered on the same day on which they are received, however numerous they may be; stating whether the contents of each letter can be complied with or not, or whether it requires time to make requisite inquiries. This mode of proceeding is most satisfactory, for nothing is more galling than writing letters without receiving any answers.

Source: Leigh's New Picture of London. Printed for Samuel Leigh, 18, Strand;
by W. Clowes, Northumberland Court. 1819

Other London Buildings:

St. James's Palace

Buckingham House Palace

Carlton House

Kensington Palace

Lambeth Palace

St. James's Park

The Green Park

Hyde Park

The Regent's Park

Westminster Hall

The House of Lords

House of Commons

Courts of Justice

Tower of London

The New Mint

The Monument

Mansion House

East India House

The Bank of England

The Royal Exchange

The Auction Mart

Trinity House

New Custom House

Excise Office

General Post Office


Temple Bar

The Adelphi

Somerset House

Charing Cross

The Treasury

Admiralty Office


King's Mews

New Court House, or Westminster Guildhall

Northumberland House

General List of other Noblemen's Residences