Leading from Trafalgar Square toward Buckingham Palace, this large street or boulevard have seen many royalties and dignitaries travelling on its grounds. It sees the arrival of the queen’s soldiers every day when the changing of the guards take place. On special occasions such as royal weddings/anniversaries or Opening of Parliament the Mall is thronged with well wishers and the curious who have come to see a glimpse of the royals passing in guild edged carts.
At the top of the Mall, right outside Buckingham Palace, Queen Victoria sits and rules the city and country she was in charge of for so many years. The mighty statue of the queen, seems appropriate to crown this symbolic road.
One side of the Mall is edged by St Jame’s Park, where rumours has it a headless ghost can be seen rising from the pond and disappear in to the bushes. She was the wife of a Sergent from the barracks who cut off her head, buried it in a secret place and threw the body in the lake in St James’ Park.
The extra bits: Magnificent Seven cemeteries are seven large historical cemeteries established in the mid 19th century to relieve overcrowded burial grounds in the city. Through an act of parliament in 1832, seven private cemeteries were established on the outskirts of London at Kensal Green, West Norwood, Highgate, Abney Park, Nunhead, Brompton and Tower Hamlet. Some of them are still in use, but it is possible to visit all of them and some offer tours of its famous and infamous residents.
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