Here's what it's like to stay at the 5-star London hotel that was once MI6's headquarters


The Royal Horseguards Hotel Exterior

The Royal Horseguards Hotel

The Royal Horseguards Hotel on London's Embankment was home to MI6's headquarters during the First World War.

One of London's most exclusive five-star hotels, The Royal Horseguards Hotel was recently named a "Recommended Hotel" by Forbes Travel Guide for the second year in a row.

In addition to being an award-winning hotel, it has a fascinating history as the former home and office of the first MI6 chief, Sir Mansfield Cumming.

Cumming lived in the 19th-century building adjoined to the hotel between 1911-1921, while the Secret Intelligence Bureau used the building as its headquarters during the First World War.


The lavish five-star hotel on London's Embankment has 282 bedrooms and five extravagant suites with breathtaking city views, as well as a critically acclaimed restaurant, swanky cocktail bar, a terrace overlooking the Thames, and more.

Take a look inside the hotel below.