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The Mall, London
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The Mall is a road in the City of Westminster, London running from Buckingham Palace at its western end to Admiralty Arch and on to Trafalgar Square at its eastern end. Before its termination at Whitehall it is met by Spring Gardens, which was where the Metropolitan Board of Works and, for a number of years, the London County Council were based. It is closed to traffic on Sundays and public holidays, and on ceremonial occasions.HistoryThe 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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  • It definitely is something you need to see if it's your first time to London, especially if you can see it when the leaves are on the trees and it's all green. It's also lovely to see it at Christmas. 
  • This is a great part of London and one not to be missed and time if for when the Horse Guards are doing their thing as the pomp and ceremony add to the beauty of St James Park. 
  • On visit to Buckingham Palace decided to cross at The Mall, fair access road that crosses the St James Park linking the Palace to Trafalgar Square. What draws attention in this avenue is the surroundings with the Palace and the Park.
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