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The Mall

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A treasured walk

It is lovely to walk the Mall......especially starting at the top and walking down to Buckingham Palace. The historic buildings you pass along the way: including home of the late... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

It is lovely to walk the Mall......especially starting at the top and walking down to Buckingham Palace. The historic buildings you pass along the way: including home of the late Queen Mother, home of the late Princess Diana, home of Princess Maegaret, conjures up lovely memories of those great ladies. The Mall just looks so clean, it is easy to... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Seen from Trafalgar Square is the arch that leads to the Mall. This will take you to Buckingham Palace, as you walk to the queens London home, you will past by green space where you can enjoy the chipmunks scurrying up trees. If lucky you may catch the horse guards doing dress rehearsal for visiting foreign dignitaries. I recommend you... More 

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Apopka, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We were lucky the day we were walking down the Mall street as they Royal Guards were practicing for a parade that was to take place the next day. The Queen would speak for the opening of Parliament each year.

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Bungendore, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Fascinating to walk where so many historical events have taken place. This street is jammed full of history and there's so much to see within walking distance.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I do like walking up the Mall but it's one of those ceremonial roads which, for me, needs to be seen in times of celebration, pomp, and circumstance. When empty of marching soldiers and music it feels a bit cavernous and empty, and I never find I can see very much from the pavement (and standing in the middle of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Fairly decent tree lined avenue filled with the typical London taxi. It ends in the Victoria Square right in front of Buckingham Palace.

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Whitby, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Walking and touring the sights on 'The Mall' while on a recent vacation to London was... in short... and amazing experience. A central viewpoint to so many wonderful and iconic London sights, walking on paths and next to the road and parks that were the scene of so many historic, royal, movie and television events was in short not to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Treelined with parks and the famous view leading up to Buckingham Palace makes this a worthwhile visit. A lot of the older buildings that make London's look known are lined or a short walk from the Mall

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A wide tree lined boulevard that links Trafalgar Square with Buckingham Palace. It is bound by St James Park on one side and small palaces (in comparison to Buckingham Palace) on the other and gives a suitably grand approach to Buckingham Palace. The road surface is red which stands out and the black cabs driving past give a real sense... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The Mall connects the Buckingham Palace with Trafalgar Square and is famous for its flags, but I haven't seen any of them during my visit.

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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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