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Admiralty Arch

#231 of 1,527 things to do in London
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Address: The Mall | Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square, London SW1A 2WH, England
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+44 20 7276 1800

This quintuple-arched ceremonial gateway, designed in 1910 by Sir Aston...

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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Great piece of architecture and gateway to the mall

Just off Trafalgar Square and the entrance to the mall and at the end Buckingham palace. Amazing piece of architecture like so many others in the heart of London. Really love this... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
David M
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just off Trafalgar Square and the entrance to the mall and at the end Buckingham palace. Amazing piece of architecture like so many others in the heart of London. Really love this building? A very distinctive and recognisable building.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of pomp and circumstance at the changing of the guard. Better viewing and much smaller crowd than Buckingham Palace. Guard change at 11:00.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Admirably Arch is an extremely distinctive building at the top of Pall Mall which is worth viewing if you are in or near Trafalgar Square.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

I randomly stumbled upon this arch as I was touring London in September 2016. For whatever odd reason, the architecture was similar to that of Rome, Italy. It was a nice surprise to find this in London...I say its worth the visit and makes for a good photo-opportunity :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

travelling from Trafalgar square to the Mall and Buckingham palace, you'll pass through this impressive building. Stop and take a good look. It has a lot of history!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

At the start of The Mall in London - grand road that leads directly to Buckingham Palace - is Admiralty Arch. If like millions around the world, you’ll probably remember this arch as part of the road taken in any royal ceremonies, such as the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations or Prince Williams and Kate’s wedding. From this point looking towards the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

It is undeniable that this is a very impressive piece of architecture. It connects between The Mall which leads to Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

A nice place to take a photo. Easy to find. Sometimes you can see horses pass through the arch. Nice architecture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

A Grade I-listed arch at the east-side of The Mall, the arch was commissioned by King Edward VII in memory of his mother, Queen Elizabeth (on the other end of The Mall is a monument also in her honour); the building is currently leased to a property development group.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

If you are walking to Buckingham Palace from Trafalgar square, make sure to check this building. I am not sure if you can check inside but it is probably more interesting viewed from outside. This arch is built in the memory of Queen Victoria; it is also designed by the same person who designed the Victoria Memorial.

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