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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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+44 20 7276 1800

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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beautiful architecture

It provided a great architecture difference from the Arch to the other buildings around in the area. So beautiful to look at.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Admiralty Arch provides a grand entrance to The Mall and a fitting focal point as you look up the avenue from Buckingham Palace. At the same time it provides an attractive and effective separation from the less stately Trafalgar Square.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just across the road from Trafalgar Square, this arch is extremely grand and worthy of the Admiralty name! 3 arches span the road, and the view through is one down The Mall toward Buckingham Palace. Grand writing above, grand structure and grand to walk through.

Thank MrsBsTravels
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It provided a great architecture difference from the Arch to the other buildings around in the area. So beautiful to look at.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Saw this twice - once from each side. With a nice day and good lighting this makes an impressive photo.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

This structure is truly interesting and a classical style Arch that frames the journey between Trafalgar Square and into the Mall towards Buckingham Palace It was once used as the rooms for the Admiralty overlooking the great square but alas this is no longer and will be a hotel in the future

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

This is a great gateway to the mall that leads to Buckingham Palace and a wonderful building that corners off Trafalgar Square to look so good - you can look so closely at This and see great detail in this building which is around 112 years old

Thank streakey
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

This archway frames the view down The Mall towards Buckingham Palace which is perfectly picturesque and it is ornately decorated in itself, just across from Nelson's Column.

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Reviewed 12 February 2017

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?

Thank Buc_Haish
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

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.

Thank Nicholas P
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 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.

Thank David M

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