"Visit Marlborough House" The Mall Tip by ChrsStrl

The Mall, London: 31 reviews and 53 photos

  Marlborough House
by ChrsStrl

Built for the first Duke of Marlborough in 1709 by Wren. For over 200 years this tended to be the residence of widowed queens, the last being Queen Mary, wife of George V.

It became the Commonwealth Secreteriat in 1965 and is used for meetings, negotiations, training and conferences, connected with Commonwealth countries. There are two grand staircases, painted walls and ceilings, but the main conferenece room is probably the most stunning, with pale green damask wallpaper, Corinthian columns, huge wall mirrors and white and gold decoration, with a vast conference table which annually seats the meeting of all Commonwealth Representatives.

The gardens are entirely green.

Address: Near Buckigham Palace, off the Mall
Directions: Nearest Tube, Charing Cross. Between Buckingham Palace & Admiralty Arch .

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 8, 2002
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