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The Mall, London

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Historic Walking Area
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.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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  • The calm, the peace, the squirrels trotting alongside, in the Park. Sunday (and on other days: just check online) the Avenue is closed to traffic and is definitely worth to walk it, immersed in a Regal and elegant.
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  • If the Mall is not decorated, it acts but by the red colour always particularly, but unfortunately not really nice
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  • I absolutely love driving to work through this area. It funnily enough makes you realise how much the royal family means to London.  more »
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  • The day we visited The Mall they were filming a movie called "The Current War" starring the new Spiderman 'Tom Holland' and Sherlock 'Benedict Cumberbatch' which will be out after the summer...
  • A nice place