> Read Craig’s review of Admiralty Arch Check out my London blog for a full review, with a video. Feel free to ask me a question about Admiralty Arch
Admiralty Arch continues the naval theme that dominates Trafalgar Square. It takes its name from the Admiralty building to the south.
Although it looks like a monument, it is actually an office building with rooms inside. It was commissioned by King Edward VII in memory of his mother, Queen Victoria.
The inscription along the top reads: ANNO DECIMO EDWARDI SEPTIMI REGIS VICTORIÆ REGINÆ CIVES GRATISSIMI MDCCCCX, which is Latin for
In the tenth year of King Edward VII, to Queen Victoria, from most grateful citizens, 1910.
> Craig’s review of Admiralty Arch – “I didn't fancy going anywhere big today so I just took a few photographs of Admiralty Arch and the Cenotaph. There's not a lot you can say about Admiralty Arch really. It's just a big arch. Well, that's not quite right -- it's three arches. Or three arches and two piddly little arches off to the side. So I suppose it's three arches plus two half arches which makes fo… continued”
If you enjoy this then try: Horse Guards (you can walk it in less than 3 mins); The Mall (you can walk it in 6 mins); Nelson’s Column (you can walk it in less than 2 mins) and Trafalgar Square (you can walk it in less than 3 mins).
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