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The Mall

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Mall of London

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
David M
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 2 December 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 30 November 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 18 November 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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Windlesham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 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 12 November 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

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.

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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.

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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

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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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