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The Mall

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One of the world's grandest streets?

Along with the Champs Elysees in Paris and the Shibuya crossing in Tokyo, this grand, wide road is beset with tourists risking traffic to capture the perfect photo. It's... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Along with the Champs Elysees in Paris and the Shibuya crossing in Tokyo, this grand, wide road is beset with tourists risking traffic to capture the perfect photo. It's understandable as the view down towards Buckingham Palace is pretty great. Going when an event on is also enjoyable: it was a great spot to watch a visiting stage of Le... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like it. It's famous from the marches and pageants that it has "hosted." It's a part of royal and official London. It is flanked by parks and famous buildings on the sides.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have time it is worth taking some time to walk the Mall to or from Buckingham Palace, it is such an iconic part of London that it is worth it. It isn't a very long walk and there is plenty to see along the way.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

Great walk from admiralty arch and Trafalgar Square to Buckingham palace. Walk to Kensington palace, horse guards, Piccadilly etc.. You can't miss the mall. Make sure you walk it.

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Durham, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

We walked all around Lomdon ome end to the other, this route from Buckingham Palace to Trafalgar Square is certainly impressive.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

It definitely is something you need to see if it's your first time to London, especially if you can see it when the leaves are on the trees and it's all green. It's also lovely to see it at Christmas.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

This is a great part of London and one not to be missed and time if for when the Horse Guards are doing their thing as the pomp and ceremony add to the beauty of St James Park.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

We have had a number of weekend visits to London in recent years and always try to arrange a Sunday morning stroll along The Mall when it is closed to traffic. It is a novelty and a delight to walk down the centre of a normally heavily trafficked road with only the cyclists and fellow tourists to avoid. It is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

I love the Mall and was fortunate to work near it for many years. It has to be the most televised road in London and always looks fantastic with its flag poles! St James park and Horseguards make this a great little area for a visit or walk!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

The Mall offers a beautiful walk connecting between Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square. It is all flat so easy to walk but doesn't have any toilet facilities or shops along the way so make sure you come prepared.

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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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