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The Mall

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Address: The Mall, London London SW1, England

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It's always a pretty walk-- and it is in view of the Palace. I have been to London several times, and somehow it's the Mall that feels mist like the "special London" that evokes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

It's always a pretty walk-- and it is in view of the Palace. I have been to London several times, and somehow it's the Mall that feels mist like the "special London" that evokes childhood dreams of carriages and horses. While there aim to see the guard changing at 11AM ( confirm time for the day you're there).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

A very nice, famous street stretching from Buckhingham Palace and next to St. James' Park. The red colour of it really makes it pop out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

The Mall is one of London's most beautiful streets lined on one side with historic buildings and a lovely park on the other

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

On many an occasion when visiting London at night I have walked home from the West End and gone down The Mall. Even with a lot of traffic at 11.00pm, there is an eerie silence because there are very few people. It is one of the most beautiful streets of London at night - you can spot the Houses of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The road (Mall) in front of B. Palace. See the guards, Victoria Monument, there are palace tours during some summer months.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The Mall is a great place to walk and take in the views and see the famous buildings that line it on one side and the lovely park on the other side. Its great to see Buckingham Palace in the distance and the view gets better the further up the Mall you go. It is one of London's famous landmarks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

After visiting Buck, seeing the Canada Gate and Queen Victoria Monument the Mall makes for a nice, enjoyable stroll down the wide walkway. Nice to do in the evening as the sun sets and the lights turn on.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Me & my hubby walked down the whole of the Mall in the pouring rain,i particularly noticed the floor monuments,what a lovely tribute to Diana.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Buckingham Palace on one side and the Horse Guards on the other. When the weather is nice it is a great way to spend the afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The Mall is where the British and many others from around the world gather during major royal events. Lined with trees and decked out with flags on special occasions it is quite a long walk end to end. Buckingham Palace sits pride of place at the far end. The atmosphere here on a historic occasion such as a Royal Wedding... More 

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Westminster
If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square, and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just up the road as well. As captivating as the architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
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