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The Mall

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The beautiful road that leads from Trafalgar Square to the Buckingham Palace, was once a playing field for pall-mall, a sport quite similar to nowadays cricket. It is a perfect... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Rijeka, Croatia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've read a lot about this scenic route toward Buckingham Palace and I made sure we would walk along it during our stay in London. Now having walked down that path, I don't think I would particularly recommend it to other people. It's alright but you don't really have to go out of your way to take this route. Maybe... More 

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Rijeka, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The beautiful road that leads from Trafalgar Square to the Buckingham Palace, was once a playing field for pall-mall, a sport quite similar to nowadays cricket. It is a perfect sight, lined with trees and great buildings, which red color gives it impression of a red carpet leading to the royal palace.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Was great walking down here when it was shut off on the bank holiday. Lots of people walking about and the vibe was great. London is one of the best cities in the world and what better way to see it than walking down the main streets with all the attractions on them

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

We have been to London many times but have never actually walked fully down the Mall until we visited London this time. We walked from Leicester Square to Buckingham Palace down both sides were lovely trees and lovely buildings. You could almost feel the atmosphere of al, the occasions the Mall is used.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Its just a long street full of trees and beautiful buidlings. The walk is worth is as there was a nice breeze. We walked through this street as we where coming back from Buckingham Pallace.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

We visited on a Sunday evening, and walked up the Mall to approach the Palace. The road was closed to traffic so everyone was spread out making it feel less crowded. There are some beautiful buildings on one side of the road and you can just see the top of Clarence House too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Lovely walk day or night, The buildings around you are beautiful, on the edge of St James park which is also another beautiful place. Well worth a slow walk just to take in surrounding's

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

The Mall has a line of trees on its both sides. You can have very cool walk on this road. It starts from the side of Buckingham Palace and leads towards Trafalgar Square via famous Admiralty Arch. On the way there are many statues of the Royal family. This road is closed to traffic on Sundays, public holidays and for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Decided to walk the mall to show our son Buckingham Palace.. on the way they decided to do some training exercises... we saw some soldiers marching towards the palace and it has the lovely park running alongside the mall..was a lovely day and a good walk

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Although basically just a street in Central London, The Mall is still worthwhile to visit. If only for the Horse Guards that use The Mall to getting to Buckingham Palace for the change of guards. The other reason for us is the Olympic history made here.

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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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