The Admiralty Arch was commissioned by King Edward VII who dedicated the structure to his mother Queen Victoria. The five arches of the majestic Admiralty Arch lead from Trafalgar Square to the Mall and further towards Buckingham Palace.

The design of Admiralty Arch consists of a wide six-sided building in Portland stone of which the facades on two opposite sides have a concave shape. As a result, the structure is very narrow in the middle. This middle section is designed as if it were a triumphal gate with five arches.

The centre arch can accommodate auto or horse traffic but is only used for ceremonial occasions. The large arches on either side of the central arch are used for automobiles and the two smaller arches next to those are for pedestrian traffic.

A Latin inscription on the attic of the arch pays tribute to the famous queen; it says “ANNO DECIMO EDWARDI SEPTIMI REGIS VICTORIÆ REGINÆ CIVES GRATISSIMI MDCCCCX”, which can be translated as “In the tenth year of the reign of King Edward VII, to Queen Victoria from a grateful nation, 1910”.

Is Admiralty Arch one of the best places to photograph London?  Yes, especially because you’ll be steps away from Trafalgar Square.
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Admiralty Arch GPS Coordinates :: 51.5068° N, 0.1287° W



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