Pall Mall, London

Pall Mall
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Pall Mall in 2009
Pall Mall, London is located in City of Westminster
Pall Mall, London
Location within Central London
Length0.4 mi[1] (0.6 km)
LocationWestminster, London, United Kingdom
Postal codeSW1
Nearest train stationNational Rail Charing Cross
London Underground Charing Cross
Coordinates51°30′25″N 0°07′59″W / 51°30′25″N 0°07′59″W / 51.506944; -0.133056
East endHaymarket
West endSt James's Street
CommissionedJuly 1661
InaugurationSeptember 1661
Known for

Pall Mall l/ is a street in the St James's area of the City of Westminster, Central London. It connects St James's Street to Trafalgar Square and is a section of the regional A4 road. The street's name is derived from 'pall-mall', a ball game played there during the 17th century.

The area was built up during the reign of Charles II with fashionable London residences. It became known for high-class shopping in the 18th century, and gentlemen's clubs in the 19th. The Reform, Athenaeum and Travellers Clubs have survived to the 21st century. The War Office was based on Pall Mall during the second half of the 19th century, and the Royal Automobile Club's headquarters have been on the street since 1908.


The street is around 0.4 miles (0.64 km) long and runs east in the St James's area, from St James's Street across Waterloo Place, to the Haymarket and continues as Pall Mall East towards Trafalgar Square. The street numbers run consecutively from north-side east to west and then continue on the south-side west to east. It is part of the A4, a major road running west from Central London.[1] London Bus Route 9 runs westwards along Pall Mall, connecting Trafalgar Square to Piccadilly and Hyde Park Corner.[2]

Other Languages
azərbaycanca: Pell-Mell
беларуская: Пэл-Мэл
català: Pall Mall
español: Pall Mall
euskara: Pall Mall
français: Pall Mall
Nederlands: Pall Mall (straat)
русский: Пэлл-Мэлл
Simple English: Pall Mall
slovenčina: Pall Mall (Londýn)
українська: Пел-Мел (Лондон)
中文: 蓓尔美尔