Admiralty Arch

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Admiralty Arch
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This quintuple-arched ceremonial gateway, designed in 1910 by Sir Aston Webb, serves as an elegant passageway from Trafalgar Square towards Buckingham Palace.
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The area
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Neighborhood: St. James's
Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII, the aristocratic “Clubland” of St James's is a premier destination for high end craft and bespoke design. Here you’ll lose count of the Royal Warrants (which indicate that the Royal Family patronizes the establishment) seen in shop front windows, even during a short stroll to bordering Green Park or St James’s Park. With the brightly lit and constantly buzzing junction of Piccadilly Circus at its northeast corner and none of Central London too far away, this is an surprisingly central and accessible part of town, especially given its prosperous demeanor.
How to get there
  • Charing Cross • 2 min walk
  • Embankment • 6 min walk
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK151,202 contributions
Landmark Edwardian Building
Oct 2021
Landmark Edwardian arch and gateway into The Mall. Shame it's largely covered up right now due to renovation work.
Written October 29, 2021
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK1,574 contributions
Redevelopment
Apr 2021
Just off the edge of Trafalgar Square is Admiralty Arch which will take you along the Mall to Buckingham Palace.

When I visited the area was being redeveloped and it is not possible to walk under the arch or get many pictures but I am sure once the work is completed it will be returned to its former glory.
Written April 6, 2021
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TeamWard
Nottingham, UK4,782 contributions
Arch update
Sep 2020
Walking from Horse guards parade to Trafalgar Square you pass through Admiral;ty arch and what a spectacular piece of architecture it is, currently having some work done, see if you can find the nose!
Written October 2, 2020
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Alice R
Hobart, Australia8,092 contributions
Blocked off
Mar 2020 • Friends
We saw this during our hop on hop off bus but Trafalgar Square itself was more of interest and we couldn't get close enough anyway due to the concrete barriers in place.
Written March 18, 2020
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apim
Sydney, Australia298 contributions
great to photograph from distance
Jun 2019
Not a huge popular tourist place, but if you are in the neighbourhood - take a walk a d capture some wide angle shots of this great architecture
Written March 5, 2020
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BigHugh51
Adelaide, Australia3,638 contributions
One of our favourite London structures!
Jun 2019
During each of our four extended stays in London, we have made a point of visiting Admiralty Arch as it is one of our favourite structures in London.
Admiralty Arch stands at the end of the Mall at the point where this fine boulevard meets the roadway leading up to and around Trafalgar Square.
Our most recent stay in London saw us again take a bit of time to wander over from Trafalgar Square to have another look at this impressive building and series of 5 archways. Two of the arches cater for pedestrians while the three larger, central arches can cater for vehicular traffic.
As had been the case during our last visit two years prior to this one, the ambiance and appearance of the area around Admiralty Arch was somewhat diminished by the presence of large, ugly, security traffic barriers. Sadly, this is a sign of the times and these types of barriers are now seen in many locations around central London. This time, there were also some renovations of the building underway which had resulted in other barriers being in place as well.
Despite, the traffic and building barriers, we still enjoyed seeing this captivating structure again. Highly recommended as a “must-visit” location for any tourist spending time in central London!
Written December 2, 2019
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Clivey57
London, UK772 contributions
Nelson’s fleet
Nov 2019
When your in the area have a look at the top of the lamp columns from the front of Admiralty arch down the mall as Admiral Nelson is looking from Trafalgar Square viewing his fleet,at the moment Admiralty Arch is having a face lift.
Written November 17, 2019
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Steve T
Preston, UK19,926 contributions
Classy
Sep 2019
Yet another iconic build in the capital. Always impressive and at the end of The Mall uniquely positioned - go see it !
Written September 10, 2019
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Chris
St. Albans, UK4,414 contributions
3 Large Arches
Sep 2019 • Solo
Admiralty Arch is a huge and important landmark in The City of London. It provides both vehicular and pedestrian access from Trafalgar Square to The Mall and vice versa.

In case the reader is not aware, The Mall is the long Street which leads down to Buckingham Palace and is usually lined with Union Jacks either side.

Admiralty Arch is a stunning building comprising of three large arches for vehicles and two smaller arches either side which pedestrians are able to use.

When I visited, there were quite a few policemen there on motorbikes.
Written September 10, 2019
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Cheekypheasant
St Helens, UK367 contributions
impressed
Aug 2019
Very impressed by this ornate building at the end of the mall by Trafalgar square. A great photo opportunity.
Written August 19, 2019
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