A lot of European cities have pretty horse-drawn carriages showing tourists around the local streets for exorbitant prices. I haven't seen any in London - probably because of the constant rain, people prefer ridiculous-looking taxis and big red double-decker buses. But a London cab wouldn't look as impressive at the Changing of the Guards, and a double-decker bus would have been impractical for jousting, so horses are celebrated in history and groomed for parades and it's all very impressive.
Wooden horses at the Tower of London
|Stirrup at Tower of London|
|Wooden horse head, Tower of London|
|Horse guard at the Changing of the Guards, Buckingham Palace|
|My favourite horse at the Changing of the Guards|