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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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  • I like it. It's famous from the marches and pageants that it has "hosted." It's a part of royal and official London. It is flanked by parks and famous buildings on the sides. 
  • Imposing Avenue that joins trafalga square at Buckingham Palace. Used on ordinary days by vehicles, nazionare holidays or occasions gift is instead used as a driveway "parades". Fronting the beautiful St James's Park.
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  • There are a lot of beautiful places in London to do the ride. so don't chasomerisete unjustly. Besides being in the Palace you will see for themselves and if they see something interesting you continue, otherwise unchanged. However nice Tartan has the road. Leads from the Palace of Mpakigcham in Trafalgar and there is something remarkable and memorable, except the passage of the guard changing towards the Palace.
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