Admiralty Arch is a large office building in London which incorporates an archway providing road and pedestrian access between The Mall, which extends to the southwest, and Trafalgar Square to the northeast. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. A pedestrian is a person travelling on foot whether Walking or Running. The Mall (ˈmæl in London is the road running from Buckingham Palace at its western end to Admiralty Arch and on to Trafalgar Square Trafalgar Square is a square in central London, England. With its position in the heart of London it is a tourist attraction its trademark is Nelson's It was designed by Sir Aston Webb, constructed by John Mowlem & Co and completed in 1912. Sir Aston Webb, RA, FRIBA, ( May 22 1849 - August 21 1930) was an English Architect, active in Mowlem was founded in 1822 and grew to be one of the largest construction and civil engineering companies in the United Kingdom. Year 1912 ( MCMXII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year starting It adjoins the Old Admiralty Building, hence the name. The Admiralty was formerly the authority in the United Kingdom responsible for the command of the Royal Navy.
The building was commissioned by King Edward VII in memory of his mother Queen Victoria, although he did not live to see its completion. Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901 was from 20 June 1837 the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland A Latin inscription along the top reads:
: ANNO : DECIMO : EDWARDI : SEPTIMI : REGIS :
: VICTORIÆ : REGINÆ : CIVES : GRATISSIMI : MDCCCCX :
(In the tenth year of King Edward VII, to Queen Victoria, from most grateful citizens, 1910)
A famous feature of Admiralty Arch is its "nose". On the inside wall of the northernmost arch there is a small protrusion the size and shape of a human nose. There is little or no public information as to why it is there. The nose is at a height of about seven feet, and sits at waist high for anyone riding through the arch on a horse. Tradition holds that the nose is there in honour of the Duke of Wellington, who was known for having a particularly large nose. Royal soldiers would rub Wellington's nose for good luck as they rode through the arch.
Admiralty Arch is a Grade I listed building. A listed building in the United Kingdom is a building or other structure officially designated as being of special architectural historical or cultural significance In 2000, the Cabinet Office moved into offices in the building, while maintaining its headquarters on Whitehall. 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. The Cabinet Office is a department of the Government of the United Kingdom responsible for supporting the Prime Minister and Cabinet of the United Whitehall is a road in Westminster in London, England. It is the main artery running north from Parliament Square, towards traditional It is also home to the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit and the Social Exclusion Task Force. The Prime Minister's Strategy Unit (now known simply as The Strategy Unit) provides the UK Prime Minister with in-depth strategy advice and policy analysis on key The Social Exclusion Task Force (SETF is a part of the Cabinet Office that provides the UK Government with strategic advice and policy analysis in its drive against 
From the Northeast
Walking to Traflagar Square
Statue of Captain James Cook at Admiralty Arch