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TravelinSuz wrote a review Apr 2020
Chandler, Arizona881 contributions349 helpful votes
What a great place to walk in the middle of the city. Always clean and well manicured. Nice respite from the city.
Date of experience: May 2019
Ana G wrote a review Mar 2020
Sydney, Australia431 contributions259 helpful votes
I can not believe that I was in London and I got to walk down The Mall. For so many years I have seen this road on TV. From weddings to funerals this street is iconic, and I walked down this road. It's a lovely walk, wide footpath and as I was there is April it wasn't too crowded.…
Date of experience: April 2019
Stephenbkk20156 wrote a review Mar 2020
Okayama Prefecture, Japan712 contributions303 helpful votes
I am old enough to remember when there were cars buzzing past the gates of Buckingham Palace. I found things very different this time. The place is a dead zone for vehicles. The odd car comes out of the palace side gates but the rest of the area is heavily and permanently blocked. It was when I asked myself why that the bad vibes started. There is a permanent threat of terrorism here. The police are taking no chances. Any, even minor attacks, will result in headlines around the world. Armed police. Huge concrete bollards. The panoply of ugly modern security. The police are not aloof. They regularly interacted with the crowd. One came to give me a friendly warning that my backpack was vulnerable to the many pickpockets around. This place is a target and makes anyone there a potential victim. It is a nice wide space, almost unprecedented in central London. It is historic, redolent with royal occasions televised worldwide. It is an exceptional neighbourhood, surrounded by buildings and features known to everyone. he vistas are wide and attractive. The crowds never less than numerous. I didn't hanf around for long. t is no sense enticing. But it is worth a visit.…
Date of experience: August 2019
Alice R wrote a review Mar 2020
Hobart, Australia7892 contributions639 helpful votes
Plenty of Police presence during this time due to risk from pickpockets. A wide street where much pomp and pageantry exist, we didn't get a chance to walk it.
Date of experience: March 2020
darnoc2511 wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom240 contributions68 helpful votes
A sunny day in February with the daffodils flowering in Regents park, to walk the lengh length of the Mall is a delight. Not as crowded as most of london, this you can find if you walk in to Trafalgar square The Mall gallery which has the pastel exhibition on is fabulous.
Date of experience: February 2020
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