Pall Mall –  used for major national ceremonies

Pall Mall is the world’s most famous road. This 1km long tree-lined Mall runs from Buckingham Palace in the west to Admiralty Arch and on to Trafalgar Square. Also nearby are Horse Guards Parade, St James’ Park and St James’ Palace.

The Mall began as a field for playing pall-mall. In the 17th and 18th centuries it was a fashionable promenade, bordered by trees. In the 20th century it became a ceremonial route like other cities such as Berlin, Mexico City, Oslo, Paris, Saint Petersburg, Vienna and Washington, D.C.

This route is intended to be used for major national ceremonies especially British royal family members involved. The Mall is coloured red, using a pigment, to symbolise a long red carpet. The Monarch often receive visiting Heads of State by escorting them in horse drawn carriages up the Mall which would be decorated with Union Flags and flags of the visiting head of state’s country.

The road is closed to traffic on Sundays, public holidays and for ceremonial events, including royal weddings, jubilee celebrations, parades and state visits.

Nearest Tube: St James’ Park (District Line; Circle Line)
Address: The Mall, London SW1A
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