The Mall is a road in the City of Westminster, central London, between Buckingham Palace at its western end and Trafalgar Square via Admiralty Arch to the east. Before it terminates at Whitehall it is met by Horse Guards Road and Spring Gardens where the Metropolitan Board of Works and London County Council were once based. It is closed to traffic on Sundays, public holidays and on ceremonial occasions.Use our London road trip app to add The Mall and other attractions to your London vacation plans.
The Mall began as a field for playing pall-mall. In the 17th and 18th centuries it was a fashionable promenade, bordered by trees.
The Mall was envisioned as a ceremonial route in the early 20th century, matching the creation of similar ceremonial routes in other cities such as Berlin, Mexico City, Oslo, Paris, Saint Petersburg, Vienna and Washington, D.C. These routes were intended to be used for major national ceremonies. As part of the development – designed by Aston Webb – a new façade was constructed for Buckingham Palace, and the Victoria Memorial was erected.
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The Mall Reviews
It is very neat to walk down The Mall. This is a very famous area, and when in London, it's a must see more »
It is lovely to walk up the Mall. Frequently used as a route for State Occasions. Tree lined. Leeds to Palace and beautiful St James Park is to the side. Horses and guards for rhe Changing Of the Guar... more »
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