The Mall - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Virtual tour panorama showing a view down The Mall at a time when it was lined with Union Jack Flags for a State occasion. The Mall is part of the ceremonial route leading to Buckingham Palace.
The Mall - FURTHER INFORMATION
The Mall - London visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'The Mall' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Greater London.
The Mall was laid out as part of the ceremonial route leading from Buckingham Palace towards the city of London. It runs along the northern side of St James Park with the palace and Queen Victoria Memorial at the western end and Admiralty Arch and Trafalgar Square at the eastern end. The surface is coloured red to look like a large red carpet leading towards the palace.
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.