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Admiralty Arch

Admiralty Arch (69)

This quintuple arch, built on land that in the past had been gardens, was designed in 1910 by Sir Aston Webb, the architect who would later be entrusted to design the main façade of Buckingham Palace. Its name comes from the fact that it is beside the Old Admiralty Building, today occupied by the offices of the Royal Navy.

The work was entrusted to Webb by King Edward VII, who wanted to pay homage to his mother, Queen Victoria. In the upper part of the arch you can see an inscription in Latin, which translated says, “In the tenth year of the reign of Edward VII to Queen Victoria, from the grateful citizens, 1910”.

From the outside similarity to Marble Arch, which also houses offices, we can highlight its classical style with Corinthian columns, its concave form and the three gigantic main arches that make it up. While the two side arches are open to traffic, the central one is only open for questions of State, such as a ceremonial parade of the Queen. The three main arches are in turn flanked by two more smaller arches where pedestrians can walk through.

Admiralty Arch is situated at the eastern end of Mall. With its pompous figure it forms part of Webb’s original idea of giving the city of London a grand avenue, the Mall, along which the solemn royal parades could pass along. In fact, from the arch you have a spectacular view of this avenue that ends in front of Buckingham Palace.

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