The Mall in Pictures

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The Mall

London 2012

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The Mall
The Mall
Road Cycling
The Mall
Olympic Road Race passes Buckingham Palace
 

 

The elegant runway of Buckingham Palace is no stranger to big events, hosting the finale of the annual London Marathon every April, not to mention a steady flow of Royal bonanzas such as the recent wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton.

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The venue

 
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Olympic Road Race passes Buckingham Palace

Olympic Road Race passes Buckingham Palace

In London 2012, just 36 days after the celebrations to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and birthday, The Mall will be equipped with temporary seating, scoreboards, video boards, tents, cabins, generators and whatnot, in time for its busy Olympic schedule: the Road Cycling and Olympic and Paralympic Marathons will all take place here.

 
 
 

From an aerial perspective

 
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The Mall

The Mall

Running from Buckingham Palace to Admiralty Arch and Trafalgar Square, The Mall is a long red tarmac road which splits St James's Park on the south side from St James's Palace and Green Park on the north. Specialising in aerial photography since 1991, Jason Hawkes has produced over 40 aerial photographic books for the likes of the BBC, Random House and Harper Collins. Taking to the sky in a helicopter, he snapped photos of the Olympic Park and other Olympic venues across London, including this one of The Mall.

 
 
 

Sporting events

 
Road Cycling - London 2012

Road Cycling

London 2012

 

The men's Cycling Road Race, which will take place on Saturday 28 July one day before the women's race. Both events will begin on The Mall before riders head south-west through the city and across Putney Bridge as they make their way through Richmond Park and past Hampton Court Palace towards Surrey, where they will face a challenging loop around Box Hill (nine for the men and two for the women) before heading back to The Mall for a dramatic finish in the shadow of the Queen's official residence. Later in the Games, the five road events on the Athletics programme - the men's and women's Marathons, the men's and women's 20km Race Walks, and the men's 50km Race Walk will all take place on the streets of Central London before finishing on The Mall. Then a month later, The Mall will host the finale of the men's and women's Paralympic Marathons. All these events are free to watch, except in the finish area where there will be temporary seating.

Olympic Events

Road Cycling
28th July - 1st August

Athletics (Marathon and Walk)
3rd-12th August

Paralympic Events

Marathon
9th September

 
 
 

Nearby Food and Drink

 
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Inn The Park - St James's Park

Inn The Park - St James's Park

The Mall is located right in the heart of central London and is right on the doorstep of plenty of bars, restaurants and other attractions.  

Restaurants

Inn The Park
4 minutes walk

Divo 
4 minutes walk

The Balcon
4 minutes walk

Pubs/Nightlife

The Reform Club
3 minutes walk

Institute of Contemporary Art Bar and Cafe
4 minutes walk

The Sherlock Holmes
8 minutes walk

 
 
 

Nearby Attractions

 
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Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

Attractions

Buckingham Palace - The official residence of Queen Elizabeth II is located at the western end of The Mall.   

Trafalgar Square - At the eastern end of The Mall - home to Nelson's Column, the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery.

Horse Guards Parade - 6 minute walk, also the venue for the beach volleyball competition. 

 
 
 

Travel

 

The central location of The Mall makes it easily accessible for visitors via several transport links.

Underground Stations

Green Park - Jubilee, Piccadilly and Victoria Lines
St James Park - Circle and District Lines
Charing Cross - Northern and Bakerloo Lines
Westminster - Jubilee, Circle and District Lines
Embankment - Northern, Bakerloo, Circle and District Lines

Overground Rail Stations

National Rail will run services to the following stations, all of which are within short walking distance of The Mall:
Victoria
Waterloo
Charing Cross

 
 
 
 

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