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Admiralty Arch

The Mall | Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square, London SW1A 2WH, England
+44 20 7276 1800
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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 Mall | Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square, London SW1A 2WH, England
St. James's
+44 20 7276 1800
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What can you expect of a Building which straddles the main thoroughfare to Buckingham Palace, and is on the edge of the site of Nelson's Column? Something Grand of course. Admiralty Arch is certainly Grand. However it is easy to forget it and just walk...More

Thank APCMann
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Commissioned by Edward VII to commemorate the reign of Queen Victoria this building from 1912 is so impressive. It leads from The Mall, the other end of The Mall being Buckingham Palace, through to Trafalgar square and surprisingly is still a main thoroughfare for traffic.

Thank KS&HC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of London's famous places, but there is nothing to do there other than take some pictures.

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Admiralty Arch is a huge building near to Trafalgar Square with archway roads giving access to the mall and is a Grade I listed building. It was built in honour of Queen Victoria. It was used as a government building Untill it was sold to...More

Thank rayrest
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Effectively between Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace, you'll pass through Admiralty Arch when entering the Mall to walk down towards Buckingham Palace. Certainly an impressive bit of architecture - nothing to rival it in Australia (where I come from)! Don't miss it. On second thoughts,...More

Thank seagullrob
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

If you're walking to Buckingham Palace, you need to walk through the Admiralty Arch and down the Mall. People delight in walking through this arch. A beautl landmark.

Thank Bobbie W
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Worth walking or driving by for a quick look and a photo. Lot of other great architecture (eg Trafalgar Square) in the area to complement it. Also worth walking through St James park to the palace from here.

Thank NavG
Reviewed 21 July 2017

For me there is nothing better, when opportunity permits, than to travel through Westminster and slowly take in and indeed examine each of the iconic edifices for which the city is known and about which it can be so proud. This is a perfect example...More

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 11 July 2017

If you watch royal events, have seen the queens care driving through on the way to the palace - this is a piece of architecture that lives up to what you imagine! Leading into the beautiful mall down to the palace, this is one of...More

Reviewed 4 July 2017

This neoclassical style arch was built in 1912 and is situated at the end of the Mall road near Trafalgar Square in central London. It was designed by Aston Webb and adjoins the Old Admiralty Building (1726), the former Royal Navy HQ & official residence...More

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St. James's
Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII,
the aristocratic “Clubland” of St James's is a premier
destination for high end craft and bespoke design.
Here you’ll lose count of the Royal Warrants (which
indicate that the Royal Family patronizes the
establishment) seen in shop front windows, even during
a short stroll to bordering Green Park or St James’s
Park. With the brightly lit and constantly buzzing
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