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The Mall

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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... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Jaipur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank RajnishPathak
Exmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The mall is beautiful and historic and walking it allows you to take in the history as you walk toward the Admiralty Arch, which separates the Mall from Trafalgar Square! Wear your walking shoes!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Walk the ceremonial route used for all State Visits. Flanked by Green Park and St James's Park, this broad avenue leads from Trafalgar Square through Admiralty Arch to the Queen Victoria Memorial immediately before the gates of Buckingham Palace. Free - Tube Station: Charring Cross

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

As you go through admiralty atch and start looking toeards the palace you can imagine the years of the royal family in their coach going to the palace. Wide majastic road and as you get toeards the end Clarence House on the right.

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Menlo Park, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Great area to walk down a tree-lined street. Very peaceful. There's not much else besides the walk, but it's a nice walk.

Thank rzsandoval
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

We visited this art gallery for the exhibition of Pele (the world famous footballer). The Gallery is quite small and intimate and has its own small restaurant. We have always found the displays here to be well presented and very interesting. The Mall itself is a lovely road linking Trafalgar Square with Buckingham Palace and runs alongside the delightful St... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

There's not much to do really, but it is a nice stroll if you are walking through it to get somewhere else like we were!

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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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