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Pall Mall ( ) is a street in the City of Westminstermarker, Londonmarker, situated in SW1 and parallel to The Mallmarker, from St. James's Street across Waterloo Place to the Haymarketmarker; while Pall Mall East continues into Trafalgar Squaremarker. The street is a major thoroughfare in the St James'smarker area of London, and a section of the regional A4 roadmarker. The name of the street is derived from "pall mall" a mallet-and-ball game that was played there during the 17th century.

Pall Mall is best known for being the home to various gentlemen's clubs built in the 19th century and early 20th centuries. These include the Athenaeum, Travellers Clubmarker, Army and Navy Clubmarker, Reform Clubmarker, United Services Club (now occupied by the Institute of Directors), Oxford and Cambridge Clubmarker and Royal Automobile Clubmarker.

It was also once the centre of the fine art scene in London; in 1814 the Royal Academymarker, the National Gallerymarker and Christie's auction house were all here, but none of them stayed for long.

The freehold of nearly all of the southern side of the Pall Mall has belonged to the crown for several hundred years, and is still owned by the Crown Estate. St. James's Palacemarker is on the south side of the street at the western end. Marlborough Housemarker, which was once a royal residence, is next to it to the east, opening off of a courtyard just to the south of the street. The Prince Regent's Carlton House once stood at the eastern end of the street. Pall Mall was also once the home of the War Officemarker, with which it became synonymous (just as Whitehallmarker refers to the administrative centre of the UK government). The War Office was based in a complex of buildings based on the ducal mansion of Cumberland Housemarker which was designed by Matthew Brettingham and Robert Adam.

There were at least two other architecturally important ducal residences in the street, Schomberg Housemarker, and Buckingham House, the London residence of the Dukes of Buckingham and Chandos which was rebuilt for them by Sir John Soane (not to be confused with the Buckingham House which became Buckingham Palacemarker).

The former branch of the Midland Bank in Pall Mall was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.



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