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The Mall London
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The Mall is the ceremonial approach to Buckingham Palace and runs east-west from Trafalgar Square, through Admiralty Arch, around the Queen Victoria Memorial into Buckingham Palace forecourt. The road is coloured red to sinulate a red carpet.
 
Traffic on the Mall is mainly limited to taxis and official vehicles and the road is closed to all traffic on Sundays.
 
This tree-lined avenue is flanked by St James's Park and The Green Park.
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At the eastern end on the right just before Admiralty Arch is Horse Guards Parade where the ceremonies of Trooping of the Colour and Beating Retreat is held. At the western end on the same side as The Green Park are St James’s Palace and Clarence House where Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall reside.
 
History
The Mall was constructed in 1911 as part of a grand memorial to Queen Victoria. Since 1911, this route to Buckingham Palace has been the one used by the Royal Family on state and ceremonial occasions such as the annual State Opening of Parliament and the Trooping the Colour.
 
Heads of State visiting the Palace travel down the Mall and if the weather is fine they sometimes ride in an open, horse-drawn royal carriage instead of a car. The avenue is decorated with flags and hanging baskets of flowers.
 
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Every day during June and July, and on alternate days the rest of the year, the Household Cavalry can be seen jogging down the Mall on their horses, on their way to Horse Guards in Whitehall.
 
For information on forthcoming State and Ceremonial occasions visit the official  Web: British Monarchy
 
Getting There
To plan your journey whilst in London, use the Transport for London 'Journey Planner' on this page.
 
- Location
There are no bus services along ‘The Mall’, however the eastern end is easily reached from Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square – just walk through Admiralty Arch and then you are in The Mall, and look straight ahead to Queen Victoria Statue and Buckingham Palace itself.
 
- By Underground
Charing Cross Station.       Northern and Bakerloo Lines
St James’ Park Station.      Circle and District Lines
Green Park Station            Piccadilly, Victoria and Jubilee Lines
Hyde Park Corner Station   Piccadilly Line
 
- By Mainline Rail
Victoria Mainline station
 
- By Bus
Route Nos 11, 211, C1 and C10 stop on Buckingham Palace Road on the Victoria Station side of Buckingham Palace.
We recommend that you use the TfL  'Journey Planner'
 
- By Open Top Tour Bus
Do not forget that Visitors can use their ‘Open Top’ tour bus ticket to travel to Trafalgar Square, Whitehall, 10 Downing Street, Horse Guards, The Banqueting House and the Houses of Parliament & Big Ben precinct.
 
- By Car
 
Google Map - The Mall