Every day The Mall is lined with hundreds of tourist who watch the Changing of the Guard procession, which starts at Horse Guards Parade. During State Visits, the visiting dignitaries are also escorted up The Mall, which is then decorated with flags of both the United Kingdom and those of the visiting country.
The Mall continues to play a significant on important national occasions. Here vast crowds gathered for celebrations on VE day at the end of WWII. Over a million people packed the area during the Golden Jubilee and again for the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton in 2011. An important traffic route during the week, The Mall is closed to cars on Sundays.
Other significant buildings found on the north side of The Mall include The Institute of Contemporary Arts Cinema The Mall, Mall Galeries and The Royal Society, Lancaster House and St James's Palace.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Tube: Charring Cross Station (Bakerloo and Northern Lines) Bus: Trafalgar Square.