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The Mall, London

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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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TripAdvisor
  • A lot more relaxed than the remainder of the city, and especially stark in comparison to the immediate area. This is a clam thoroughfare that is used by most to get from Buckingham Palace to Trafalgar...  more »
  • With Buckingham Palace at it's end, its a very impressive avenue. So many special events pass through here, it's a worthwhile walk  more »
  • Having driven along this wonderful stretch of road,it felt like i had missed much of it,however we walked along it very recently on a Sunday when no traffic is permitted and headed towards Buckingham ...  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