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Admiralty Arch

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Address: Admiralty Arch The Mall | Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square, London SW1A 2WH, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7276 1800
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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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European Architecture at its Finest

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... read more

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

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This arch is very close to the Trafalgar square and connects the mall road with the Buckingham palace. You should walk this entire stretch to experience London.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

The huge arch, which connects The Mall and Trafalgar Square was commissioned by King Edward VII as a memorial to his mother, Queen Victoria. It was designed by Aston Webb, the author of the Victoria Memorial at the other side of The Mall. It is a complex structure, a government office building designed as a triumphal arch.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Another iconic structure to see when visiting London. It is located between Trafalgar Square and the Mall/ Buckingham Palace. Beautiful architecture and a wonderful backdrop for photos. Worth taking time to walk through and admire the fantastic views looking in each direction.

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