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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 4 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank T-Bird1974
Reviewed 29 June 2017

This is a beautiful building and amazes me that people drive & walk through it every day. It is large & has a beautiful curve to it that makes it graceful yet you could easily walk right through it without realising. Worth looking around you...More

Thank amanda40671
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

This is a must see in London and more importantly the gateway towards Buckingham Palace, lots of history and lots of detail in its structure. I went at the Trooping of the colour and it was decorated with St George flags, gorgeous! Once through there...More

Thank New558
Reviewed 27 June 2017

On our way to Buckingham Palace, we couldn't help but admire the Admiralty Arch which is at the entrance to the Mall. It's huge, and quite impressive. It was a nice introduction before we reached the palace as it gave us a taste of the...More

Thank CaitlinAnnC
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We almost missed noticing it, weird as it sounds. So engrossed were we navigating with maps on our phones that we did't realize passing under it. Only when we got on The Mall and looked back did we appreciate the true enormity and grandeur of...More

Thank VineetMalani
St. James's
Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII,
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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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