Previously serving as an access between The Mall and Trafalgar Square the Grade 1 listing Building is now a luxurious hotel on a 125 year lease .Designed by Sir Aston Webb the building was completed in 1912. The building was built by King Edward VII to commemorate his mother Queen Victoria, unfortunately the king did not live to see its completion. A proud and fond encryption in Latin states “In the tenth year of King Edward VII, to Queen Victoria, from most grateful citizens, 1910”. The name came about as Admiralty Arch as the building adjoins the old Admiralty building.
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The Arch has graced many a grand occasions. Mainly serving as the ceremonial entrance to The Mall from Trafalgar Square it is the ceremonial road leading up to the Buckingham Palace. The Admiralty Arch serves as a ceremonial entrance to public procession such as the 2012 end of the Olympic and Para Olympics Games also Royal wedding, funerals and coronations. Prior to your visit to London visit our Holiday Lets London website to short-list other fascinating attraction tourist sites of London. Whilst browsing take a look at our five star class self catering accommodation as you will need a good London holiday studio to accompany your tired feet after hours of awe consumption from these beautiful sites. The Holiday Lets London self catering accommodation are closely proximate to many of the attraction sites.
As many prominent London attractions are laced with a certain amount of controversy, the Admiralty Arch has its own. At the north most wall of the arch is a protrusion of a human nose placed by the artist Rick Buckley in 1997 as a campaign against the ‘Big Brother’ society – as a twist is always possible some say the nose represents the large nose of the Duke of Wellington.
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