Created in the late 19th century, the Mall is a ceremonial route that links Trafalgar square, via Admiralty Arch, to Buckingham Palace. The Mall is bordered by St James’ Park in the south and Green Park and St.James’ Palace in the north. At the Mall’s eastern end you’ll find Horse Guards Parade, where the world-famous Trooping the Colour ceremony takes place. Nowadays the route is mainly used for ceremonial and sporting events, the London Marathon, for example, traditionally always finishes at the Mall. The Queen’s Jubilee celebrations also took place there, with over one million spectators watching the public displays and the appearance of the Royal Family on the palace balcony.
The Mall tends to play an important role during state visits when the present monarch and visiting head of state are driven in a ceremonial carriage down the Mall to the Palace.