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Admiralty Arch

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Address: The Mall | Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square, London SW1A 2WH, England
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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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The Admiralty Arch looks great and serves as the perfect starting point when walking from Trafalgar Square along The Mall to Buckingham Palace. If you go to Trafalgar Square be... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 January 2017
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This structure is truly interesting and a classical style Arch that frames the journey between Trafalgar Square and into the Mall towards Buckingham Palace It was once used as the rooms for the Admiralty overlooking the great square but alas this is no longer and will be a hotel in the future

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great gateway to the mall that leads to Buckingham Palace and a wonderful building that corners off Trafalgar Square to look so good - you can look so closely at This and see great detail in this building which is around 112 years old

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This archway frames the view down The Mall towards Buckingham Palace which is perfectly picturesque and it is ornately decorated in itself, just across from Nelson's Column.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

It stands between Trafalgar Square and the Mall; its part of Whitehall and the government buildings. It's a classic and iconic symbol representing governmental and official London. I love it. I walked through and underneath it. It has windows and offices from the Trafalgar Square side of it, but it seemed darkened and almost abandoned. How can that be?

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

The Admiralty Arch looks great and serves as the perfect starting point when walking from Trafalgar Square along The Mall to Buckingham Palace. If you go to Trafalgar Square be sure to check it out.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

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 30 December 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

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 4 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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