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The Mall

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Address: The Mall, London London SW1, England
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You have to do it once

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

Thank intlwanderlust
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Windlesham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

Thank Roger G
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank TravelReviewer1983
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Must do if you're in London The views are impressive, from Marble Arch to Buckingham Palace at the other. Must do and must take plenty of photos The views are impressive.

Thank Peter K
Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

It's probably the central point for a tourist trip to London. The road itself is never too busy to get across and you can step out and see great sights everywhere.

Thank Richard F
Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

As we had just wandered off Trafalgar Square we headed up the Mall. It seemed to be too busy for your usual tourist visitors and we were right. It was perfectly timed for the changing of the guard. I'm not sure how often this happens but we enjoyed it. The Mall is about a mile long, you have St James... More 

Thank Mark W
Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The Mall starts from the junction where Whitehall, the Strand and Trafalgar Square meet (Charles I statue) and until the Queen Victoria memorial before Buckingham Palace; generally people use the Admiralty Arch building as a starting or end-point for walking along the street. On the south-side of the street is St James’s Park, before that (the park) are the Captain... More 

Thank RWandSW
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

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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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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