"Admiralty Arch" Admiralty Arch Tip by Elodie_Caroline

Admiralty Arch, London: 32 reviews and 57 photos

  Admiralty Arch
by Elodie_Caroline

Admiralty Arch is at Trafalgar Square at the far end of The Mall and down the other end of the road from this is Buckingham Palace. I just love Admiralty Arch; it is beautiful and graceful.

Originally it was built as a memorial to queen Victoria by Sir Aston Webb, which was commissioned by Victoria's son Edward VII, who would also become king of England once the old girl had died. Aston Webb is the same person that built the front of Buckingham palace, the Arch was actually completed in 1910.

The three arches have their own wrought iron gates, but the central one is only ever opened on special occasions.

The inscription above the arches reads:

Which roughly translates to: "In the tenth year of the reign of King Edward VII, to Queen Victoria from a grateful nation, 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
Website: http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page1.asp

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  • Written Apr 19, 2007
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