"Admiralty Arch" Admiralty Arch Tip by leigh767

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  Admiralty Arch
by leigh767

A stone's throw away from Trafalgar Square is a distinctive building called Admiralty Arch which houses the Cabinet Office.

Comissioned by King Edward VII in memory of his mother, Queen Victoria, Admiralty Arch was designed by Aston Webb and is joined to the Old Admiralty Building, and hence its name.

If you are looking to go from Trafalgar to Buckingham Palace, this will serve as a good landmark. Just pass under it and keep walking down the long boulevard till you see the royal residence and St James Park to your left.

If anyone's wondering what the Latin inscription on the arch means, it's "In the tenth year of King Edward VII, to Queen Victoria, from most grateful citizens, 1910."

Address: The Mall, St. James's, London SW1A 2WH
Directions: Nearest Tube, Charing Cross Underground Station. Near Spring Gardens
Phone: +44 20 7276 5000

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  • Written Feb 11, 2006
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