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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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Great Arch

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 4 weeks ago
Nicholas P
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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London, United Kingdom
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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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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 13 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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