The Royal Horseguards Hotel

2 Whitehall Court, Westminster, London, United Kingdom, SW1A 2EJ - See map
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8.9
Excellent
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The Royal Horseguards Hotel

"The staff were truly happy and welcoming."

Jaime - July 30, 2018

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Popular landmarks
London Eye 430 m
National Gallery 460 m
Big Ben 570 m
Buckingham Palace 1.32 km
The British Museum 1.52 km
Madame Tussauds London 2.85 km
Tower of London 3.35 km
Tower Bridge 3.38 km
V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum 3.49 km
Natural History Museum 3.75 km
Nearby landmarks
William Tyndale Statue 40 m
The Memorial to the Brigade of Gurkhas 90 m
Women of World War II Memorial 180 m
Earl Haig Memorial 180 m
Embankment Tube Station 200 m
Benjamin Franklin House 200 m
Banqueting House 200 m
Fleet Air Arm Memorial 200 m
Victoria Embankment 230 m
Heaven 230 m
9.6

Exceptional

Location rating score

Inside city center
Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Health and Medical
First aid kit
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Exceptional cleanliness
9.3 rating for cleanliness
Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 92% of guests
Exceptional service
9.0 rating for service
Excellent comfort
8.9 room quality and comfort

Items such as beer, wine and bottled water in mini-bar were included in the cost and were restocked daily.

Treb | October 5, 2017

Rooms are well equipped and the location is just perfectly located near a tube stop, Trafalgar Square.

Treb | October 5, 2017

Great service, lovely restaurants on grounds, super close to tube station and all central London!

Leanne | August 31, 2017

The perfect hotel with a fabulous staff and housekeeping.

Dr. | August 29, 2019

This hotel, ideally located, had great service.

Treb | October 5, 2017

Great Hotel, Great staff, Great location!

James | January 23, 2018

  • 190 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Currency exchange

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

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Value for money8.3
Location rating9.6
Nearest airportLondon City Airport (LCY)
Distance to airport12.0 km

Rooms available at The Royal Horseguards Hotel

8.9
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
Suite River View
Suite River View
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  • Room size: 65 m²/700 ft²
  • River view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Double Room
Deluxe Double Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Suite City View
Suite City View
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  • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Suite
Suite
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Double Garden View
Deluxe Double Garden View
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Park view
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe King Garden View
Deluxe King Garden View
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Park view
  • 1 king bed
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Waterloo Suite
Waterloo Suite
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  • Room size: 84 m²/904 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 king bed
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THE APARTMENT SUITE
THE APARTMENT SUITE
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  • Room size: 74 m²/797 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 king bed & 1 sofa bed
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Royal Horseguards Suite
Royal Horseguards Suite
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  • Room size: 66 m²/710 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 king bed
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Tower Suite
Tower Suite
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  • Room size: 67 m²/721 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 king bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at The Royal Horseguards Hotel?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to The Royal Horseguards Hotel?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Royal Horseguards Hotel has a car park that's close to the hotel. Parking is available for a fee of 40 GBP per day. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease. If you're looking for an easy way to get around London with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

What is the smoking policy at The Royal Horseguards Hotel?

The Royal Horseguards Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

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  • 8.4
    Excellent
    Location

    "This hotel is in an excellent location alongside the Thames embankment and adjacent to Whitehall with Trafalgar Square being only five minute’s walk away."

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    January 31, 2020

  • 7.2
    Very good
    Location

    "The location is perfect."

    September

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    December 9, 2017

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Location

    "Perfect location."

    Dr.

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    August 29, 2019

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Overall rating:
8.9
Excellent
463 reviews
Cleanliness
9.3
Facilities
8.5
Location
9.6
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More about The Royal Horseguards Hotel

Winner of the prestigious AA London Hotel of the Year award in 2010-2011, The Royal Horseguards Hotel is situated near Whitehall Court and primed for exploration in the heart of London. Guests will enjoy access to numerous tourist sites spread across the Western side of London, in addition to the central areas. The hotel also boasts easy access to the Heathrow Airport and features views of the River Thames. Additionally, the Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, Chinatown, and West End theaters are nearby. The rooms are lavish and provide guests with business level accommodation. The on-site restaurant caters to a variety of tastes and features a vast selection of international dishes. The Royal Horseguards Hotel is ideal for travelers that want standard business class accommodation in a convenient area.

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24 mentions
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5 mentions

What they offer

10.0
Exceptional
Staff 

"Great hotel where the facilities are World class and staff a..."

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Food and dining

Breakfast options

Full English/Irish

Restaurants on site

One Twenty One Two Restaurant
Cuisine:British
Menu:Buffet

Nearby restaurants

British cuisine
British cuisine
One Twenty One Two Restaurant
60 m British, Contemporary, European
Lobby Lounge at Corinthia
70 m British, European, Gluten Free
The Northall
80 m British, European, Gluten Free
American cuisine
American cuisine
Five Guys
280 m American, Fast food
Little Frankie's
390 m American, European, Italian
Rileys Sports Bar
530 m American, Bar, British
European cuisine
European cuisine
Massimo Restaurant
80 m European, Gluten Free, Italian
Herman ze German
260 m European, Fast food, German
Salieri Restaurant
560 m European, Italian, Soups

What's nearby

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Cleanliness9.3
Facilities8.5
Location9.6
Room comfort and quality8.9
Service9.0
Value for money8.3
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9.7
Exceptional
GEORGETTE from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in August 2011

Beautiful hotel with obliging staff”

Beautifully appointed rooms and a staff that was always accommodating

i was first placed in a room on the first floor facing a stone wall. when i returned to the desk to upgrade (for 30 pounds a night), i was given a wonderful room on the eighth floor facing the london eye and overlooking the thames with views of st. pauls's, etc.everything about the room was perfect and the staff couldn't have been nicer. they were perfect with helpful information about transportation and cultural sites, assistance with luggage, and fine service at breakfast. computer sites are available free of charge. the hotel is a short block from the embankment tube stop and a walk across the bridge (or one tube stop) to waterloo station. best location in london! one block to the horseguards, a few to westminster, trafalgar square, national gallery, several to covent garden. despite its central location, the hotel is so quiet and elegant! i walked everywhere, even to st. paul's and all along the south bank to the tate modern and the globe. this hotel was an important part of my dream trip of a lifetime.

Reviewed August 25, 2011
9.7
Exceptional
Olivier from France
Couple
Deluxe Double Room
Stayed 3 nights in August 2015

A nice stay in the middle of London”

The location is fantastic and the premises are really great.

Had a great experience at the Royal Horseguards Hotel, its location is really fantastic, just a few minutes away from Westminster and Charing Cross. The building looks super nice, and the rooms and premises are very well maintained and clean. They have a small patio in front of the hotel where it's possible to eat or drink outside. Staff is good, though once at the bar it took us some time before being serve. Minor issue though. Overall we had a great stay and will surely come back!

Reviewed August 08, 2015
9.3
Exceptional
Adrian from Singapore
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in June 2011

Classic historic hotel at a great location”

Great location, good service, high quality fittings

Everything about the hotel spells luxury. The rooms are well-appointed, though a trifle small. The location is excellent. Close enough to the Strand and the Thames, but still in a quiet street. I will definitely return to it the next time I travel to London. It is well worth the price. A key point about the Royal Horseguards is its history. Take some time to study the building and its traditions. It used to be the headquarters of the British army, so military buffs are well advised to check it out.

Reviewed June 29, 2011
9.2
Exceptional
WONG from Hong Kong
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in October 2017

Excellent Service and Location”

We stayed here for 4 nights and found Royal Horseguards Hotel fabulous with its location and caring services. Breakfast is perfect and worth a trial despite it is a bit costly. One minor disappointment is there is not much to do within the hotel (e.g. no sauna, swimming room or gym room) so it is only perfect for stay and travel around in London.

Reviewed October 25, 2017

Hello and thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. Being a graded building we are unable to make any structural changes to our property and this includes building a swimming pool. However we have a gym on site -please let us know on your next visit and we'll direct you. I am however pleased to know that you had an enjoyable stay and found our central location and helpful team to your liking. I do hope that we will have the pleasure of you staying with us when back in London!

Responded October 27, 2017
The Royal Horseguards Hotel
10.0
Exceptional
Peter from United Kingdom
Couple
Deluxe Double
Stayed 1 night in January 2018

Excellent friendly, top quality hotel in a great location.”

For my wife and I the staff interaction makes the hotel experience. From the doorman, to check-in, luggage storage, restaurant service the staff at the Royal Horseguards were all friendly, approachable and helpful. We booked this hotel as we had theatre tickets at the Garrick & a concert at the Festival Hall. It was an ideal location and our room (811) had great views across the river. Thoroughly enjoyed our 1 night stay and wished we had stayed longer. We normally stay near Kings Cross (handy for train North) but in future we will definitely choose the Royal Horseguards.

Reviewed January 19, 2018

Thank you for confirming that you were well taken of by my fantastic team. They certainly are our greatest assets and have a real passion for delivering superb customer care. I am delighted that you found the location of the hotel so useful. Our location in the historic Whitehall is indeed unrivalled. We are within walking distance of London attractions such as Leicester Square, Covent Garden, The Strand, Houses of Parliaments, Downing Street, the Southbank Centre, Big Ben, The National Gallery, Somerset House and and much much more. Please visit soon for another enjoyable (and longer) visit!

Responded January 26, 2018
The Royal Horseguards Hotel
10.0
Exceptional
Anderson from United States
Couple
Standard Twin Room
Stayed 3 nights in September 2019

Best hotel during the whole trip”

My husband and I, together with another couple went to Ireland (Dublin and Limerick) and London. We stayed in a total of 4 hotels. All 4 described themselves as "5 star". One in Dublin, one in Limerick, another in London (to be close to the airport the day before we were to fly home) and The Royal Horseguard was the best! There is no better location. The building is beautiful inside and out. The rooms were clean and a very good size. As far as we are concerned, next time we will stay there.

Reviewed September 06, 2019

Hi and thank you for your review of your recent visit to us at The Royal Horseguards Hotel. I am delighted to read that you found our service amazing and the team friendly and helpful. We are very proud of the service and standards we offer and having the facilities and amenities available ensure that our guests have an unforgettable experience. From our castle like hotel you are no more than a few minutes walk away from London’s attractions such as the quirky Covent Garden and it’s many markets, Buckingham Palace, the Royal Horseguards Parade and much more! Thanks for confirming that you will be back!

Responded September 09, 2019
The Royal Horseguards Hotel
10.0
Exceptional
Mr
Couple
Standard Double Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Location Location Location Service, Food, Staff, Ambience, excellent. I would thoroughly recommend ”

Location is the key with this hotel, central London with walking distance to Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, Theatres etc. Having come from a catering background I could not fault anything. From the minute you walk in through the entrance door, the service was very impeccable. You were treated like you were the only one there. We stayed over for a birthday party just around the corner. The morning breakfast was also very good. Hot buffet service with tasty sausages, and the coffee was so good (not the powdered coffee) lovely fresh ground coffee. We also had after noon tea at the Horseguards Hotel the following day, and if you have time I really recommend it. The staff could not do enough for you and checked to see if everything was ok, topping up with sandwiches cakes and more tea. To Re-Cap if you want to stay somewhere central, have good food and be looked after by excellent staff. This is the place to go.

Reviewed May 06, 2019

Thank you for your review! I’m delighted to hear that you enjoyed Afternoon Tea at The Lounge. It is the ideal venue for a quintessentially British Afternoon Tea. Our talented pastry chef prides himself on his unique recipes which include a wide range of dainty sandwiches, sumptuous scones, delicate pastries and of course our signature tea selection. We greatly look forward to welcoming you back for another faultless visit!

Responded May 13, 2019
The Royal Horseguards Hotel
10.0
Exceptional
Luis from New Zealand
Couple
Deluxe Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

What a fabulous hotel to stay in!”

We had a fabulous stay at the Royal Horseguards Hotel and loved our time spent relaxing in the amazing rooms. The staff were attentive and the five star luxury was a real treat. Breakfasts are something to look forward to and the location makes exploring easy. We visited for a special occasion and it was really worth it. We both throughly recommend this hotel and would love to visit again in the future. Thanks guys.

Reviewed January 16, 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your kind review following your recent stay with us. Indeed our location is one of our greatest attributes within walking distance of London’s attractions such as Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and many London theatres. We are also a stone’s throw away from London underground stations; making travelling a breeze. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day so I am happy to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast buffet and the variety we have to offer. Our teams will be delighted by your kind praise. Thank you for reassuring us that you will be returning to the hotel the next time you visit London, we cannot wait to welcome you back.

Responded January 17, 2018
The Royal Horseguards Hotel
9.2
Exceptional
Andi from Indonesia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in April 2017

Good option for the london marathon”

We are here for the london marathon as it is bery close to the finish line. Well this is an old refurbished hotel. All the facilities are there and in good quality. Room is huge for London. The toilet floor heater is a pleasant surprise. Location is excellent. Some of the most famoust tourist spot are walkable. 2 minutes walk from embankment tube, 3 minutes walk accross the river to get a perfect pict of the london eye, 5 minutes to trafalgar square, 7 minutes to big ben, 9 minutes to westminster abbey. You can even reach buckingham palace by walking 15-20minutes through the mall. Plenty of food option around. The hotel restaurant is excellent as well. The negative side, well the doorboy. On our arrival with many luggages seems hesitant to help us unloading from the car. Wouldn't find this kind of attitude at other 5 star establishment. After the marathon the same doorboy rudely asked 'can i help you sir?' when i walked into the hotel, in disbelief if i stayed in the hotel.

Reviewed April 25, 2017

Hello and congratulations on your marathon run! I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and found out super location not only useful for the London Marathon but also sightseeing. I'm so sorry to hear about the issue that you encountered with our doorman and will be addressing to ensure that it does not re-occur. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back for another enjoyable stay!

Responded April 26, 2017
The Royal Horseguards Hotel
10.0
Exceptional
Darius from Singapore
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in October 2011

One of the best in London”

The ultimate luxury hotel

Its amazing how the Royal Horseguards is able to please you in every way. I really love how the hotel looks like a great castle and the rooms are clean, stylish and the service is phenomenal. I will do this again when i visit london. Definitely.

Reviewed October 18, 2011
10.0
Exceptional
Sue from United Kingdom
Business traveler
Deluxe Double Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2015

A Fantastic Hotel!”

Hospitality, room, food

This is one of the nicest hotel stays we've ever had -- especially for the money. We were welcomed graciously; the room was spacious and well appointed; our meal in the lounge was delicious and the atmosphere was comfortable and relaxed. We will certainly stay at the Royal Horseguards again!

Reviewed May 11, 2015
9.3
Exceptional
Jantarakan from Thailand
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in September 2012

Perfect”

Location, Comfort and Style

If you are after a location in central London you can not go past the Royal Horseguards this is the perfect location with style, elegance and comfort to match. I would highly recommend the hotel to anyone.

Reviewed September 22, 2012
8.3
Excellent
Malcolm from Australia
Couple
Stayed 5 nights in February 2012

Comfortable, convenient location & 5 star”

Location & 5 star standard

before traveling to europe for 4 days we stayed at the royal horseguards hotel. after staying at supposedly 5 star hotels all through europe, it was with a sigh of relief to return to the royal horseguards. the hotel is a true 5 star. it has made our stay in london a pleasant experience.

Reviewed February 25, 2012
9.7
Exceptional
Robert from United States
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in September 2012

A highlight of our trip”

Clean, well appointed room and bathroom

The Royal Horseguards was such a pleasant, clean, and quiet refuge at the end of our very busy sightseeing days in London. It's in a great location, and the staff made us feel very comfortable and at home.

Reviewed September 14, 2012
8.7
Excellent
Woo from China
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in August 2014

Excellent Location, Awesome View”

Room Comfort, View, Location

Stayed at the Royal Horseguards Hotel for 2 night. Awesome view of the London Eye. Excellent Location for just 5 mins walk the the subway nearby. Restaruant and shops were near the subway.

Reviewed January 12, 2015
9.7
Exceptional
Simon from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 1 night in September 2014

Honeymoon stay”

Location, view and staff

We had a lovely stay at the Royal Horseguards. The room was great with a fantastic view of the river. The bed and bathroom were huge and the facilities fantastic. Breakfast was very nice (small buffet and table service) and the staff were friendly and on hand whenever we needed them.

Reviewed September 21, 2014
8.3
Excellent
Martin from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in April 2010

Trotting along to Horseguards”

Central location, close to tube and Charring Cross station, over looking Thames and London Eye. Great rooms food and service
Small Bar area

This is a fantastic hotel a short walk from Westminster, Covent Garden,Trafalgar Square and the Theatres of London. Our room overlooked the Thames and we used the clipper service from the Embankment pier 100 yards away to enjoy a trip to Greenwich Park. Best selection of Teas and Coffee I have seen in a room and nice biscuits. There was a little road noise but this was a small price to pay for the quality of the high ceilings and full floor to ceilling windows with the view over the river to the London Eye. The staff were very polite helpful and always had time to have a chat. Breakfast was fantastic and for once I was able to have a quality pot of decaffeinated coffee. Well done, one of the best UK hotels I have stayed in recently, definitely the best London hotel, worth every penny and the show we saw wasn't bad either.

Reviewed April 19, 2010
9.7
Exceptional
Ruth from Australia
Family with teens
Deluxe Double Room
Stayed 7 nights in September 2012

Outstanding Service, exceptional Hotel”

Good professional service

Exceptional service by the staff from the maids cleaning the room to the door man hailing the taxis to the reception desk staff. All were very knowledgeable about London, the shops, the theatres, the sights of London.The staff were able to recommend places that would be of interest to us to visit, they were also able to recommend West End shows that were on and worth watching. We had a dress that someone spilt some makeup over it and the hotel's laundry was able to clean the dress so it looked like new. Everyone was both friendly and helpful and made us feel very welcome. I can't recommend the hotel highly enough, when I come to London again I will only stay at the Royal Horse Guards.

Reviewed October 04, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
Steve from Australia
Couple
Deluxe King Garden View
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

Steve from Western Australia”

If you want a hotel that oozes British class and amazing history you can't go past Royal Horseguards. Great location for underground access, shopping, sightseeing and live theatre. Will be back next year for the third year in a row!

Reviewed July 06, 2019

Thanks for taking the time to rate and review your visit with us. We cannot wait to welcome you back for another superb stay soon!

Responded July 08, 2019
The Royal Horseguards Hotel
10.0
Exceptional
Andrea from Canada
Business traveler
Deluxe Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2014

Blissful”

Central location; incredibly clean; attentive friendly staff

I booked this hotel because the reviews all said it was a 5 star hotel and it was in the central location that I was looking for while I was staying in London. I was not disappointed. From the moment I checked in I knew I had made the right choice. The hotel is beautiful and the location was within walking distance of many of the top attractions in London and the best shopping districts. Both checking-in and checking-out were seamless. The staff was very helpful and available for all my questions. This hotel is clean and quiet with all the extras including heated bathroom floors and towel racks that make staying there a treat. I will definitely be booking in on my next stay in London.

Reviewed May 01, 2014
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