A very wide, straight avenue
in central London
, a little under a mile
long, leading from Trafalgar Square
to Buckingham Palace
. Uniquely among London roads the tarmac
is a pink colour, and on big State
occasions or during visits from overseas VIP
s The Mall will normally be closed to traffic
and lined with sightseers, while assorted Royals and other dignitaries parade
up the road in horse-drawn carriages. If there's one thing that Britain
can still do well, it's put on a show involving pomp
A walk along The Mall can be quite pleasant in summer as the road is wide enough that you're not drenched in traffic fumes (unlike most of the rest of London) and you're also close to the prettiest of the Royal Parks, St. James's. As well as seeing Trafalgar Square you'll also pass underneath Admiralty Arch, walk past the Institute of Contemporary Arts, past the three royal residences of Marlborough House, St. James's Palace and Clarance House before coming to the Queen Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace.
Hmm that was cool. I may be inspired to node more London walks/landmarks.