Where is it?: Central London.
Find it on the map: Here
How do you get there?: By most forms of transport except car. Because the Mall is so central, bus is probably best, although you won't be able to access the road from the Trafalgar Square end, as that will be used for spectators watching events on Horse Guards Parade. That means only three London Underground stations are recommended — Victoria (Victoria, Circle and District lines), St James' Park (Circle and District) and Green Park (Jubilee, Piccadilly and Victoria). Two National Rail stations are within easy walking distance as well — Charing Cross and Victoria — while the Mall is also walkable for river bus passengers disembarking at the Embankment and Westminster piers.
What events will be held there and when?: Cycling road race (July 28 and 29), race walk (August 4 and 11), marathon (August 5 and 12).
Public facilities: There are many pubs, bars, restaurants and food outlets in the area.
History: The Mall, which runs from the Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace to Trafalgar Square via Admiralty Arch, has been a ceremonial route since the early 20th century. The palace end was the centre of VE Day celebrations in 1945 and Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee in 2002, while royal weddings also attract huge crowds there as they await the appearance of the happy couple on the palace balcony. Indeed, Games organisers will have 36 days from the end of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations to erect temporary seating, scoreboards, tents, cabins and generators in time for the men's cycling road race. This starts and finishes in the Mall, as does the women's version, the two marathons and the three race walks. The road is also a regular part of the London Marathon schedule.