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Admiralty Arch 
London SW1A 2WH
TfL Fare Zone 1
 
 
 
 
 
At the north-east end of The Mall is Admiralty Arch, a curved structure dividing The Mall from Trafalgar Square.
 
Designed by Sir Aston Webb, Admiralty Arch was built as a tribute to Queen Victoria by King Edward VII. Unfortunately, he did not live to see the finished structure which was completed in 1911.
 
The Arch is actually made up of five arches joined on either side by buildings housing offices. Old Admiralty House adjoins the arch and gives the arch its name.
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The central arch is closed with wrought iron gates which are only opened to allow the Queen’s carriage to pass through on ceremonial occasions. General traffic passes through the arches on either side of the central arch and the two smaller arches are for pedestrian traffic.
 
The arch is faced in Portland stone and a Latin inscription runs around the top. Translated it reads "In the tenth year of King Edward VII, to Queen Victoria, from most grateful citizens, 1910."
 
Getting There
 
- By Underground
Charring Cross station Bakerloo and Northern Lines
(Use Trafalgar Square exit)
 
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