Pall Mall Pink £140

Pall Mall is the first of three pink properties on London’s Monopoly board.

Pall Mall is situated in the London Borough of Westminster. Pall Mall’s name originated from a 17th century Royal game enjoyed by King Charles II called Paille Maille . It was played in Pall Mall and The Mall in St James’s Park. The upper class sporting pastime emerged from the Italian pallamaglio meaning “ball-mallet”, croquet as we now know it.

Pall Mall replaced the ancient highway which led from Charing Cross to St James’s Palace. During 1662 till 1667 the street was extensively developed and placed under the control of paving commissioners appointed by an Act of Parliament. At the beginning of the 18th Century Pall Mall was described as an aristocratic looking street with private mansions fit for the wealthy and noble but bordered with filthy alleys at its east end. However with the formation of Regent Street the current architectural contrast is between the north and south side. Pall Mall is best known for its gentlemen’s clubs which were built during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

The 3rd Duke of Schomberg’s mansion (No’s 80,81,82) was built in 1694. He was second in command at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 and a General in the service of Prince William of Orange.

In 1711 Marlborough House was built for the Duke of Marlborough by Sir Christopher Wren. In the nineteenth century it became a Royal Palace and is now the headquarters of the Commonwealth Secretariat.

In June 1807 Pall Mall was the first public street to be lit with gas. The German inventor Frederick Winsor used old musket barrels to withstand the coal gas pressure. These barrels lit the way to St James’s Palace to celebrate King George III’s birthday.

The Travellers Club was founded in 1819 as a meeting place for gentlemen who had travelled abroad and for diplomats who were posted in London

In 1826 The United Services Club was built in Roman style. It was for the army and navy’s senior officers who fought in the Napoleonic Wars. When the club dissolved in 1978 the Institute of Directors moved in.

At 107 Pall Mall is the Athenaeum Club, the building was built in a neoclassical style in 1829. The club was for gentlemen with a distinguished rank in science, literature and the arts.

The Reform Club was founded by Edward Ellice in 1836, it was intended for the use of Members of Parliament as a place for debate, principally for the Reform Act. Phileas Fogg was a member of the club.

The Oxford and Cambridge Club was founded from a number of amalgamations, more recently between the United University Club of 1821 and the Oxford and Cambridge University Club of 1830. Former members include the Duke of Wellington, William Thackeray and TS Eliot. The building survived the war mostly undamaged. A parachute mine landed in the kitchen, however it failed to detonate.

Near the top of the Duke of York steps is quite possibly the only Nazi memorial in London. Until the start of World War Two the Nazi Embassy was in Carlton Gardens and here is a tiny gravestone where the ambassador’s pet Alsatian is buried. Giro ‘Ein treuer Begleiter’ (a true friend) was accidently electrocuted in 1934 and given a full Nazi funeral.

Listed Buildings

5B and Royal Opera Arcade
27,28 Pall Mall
54 Pall Mall
Marlborough House
67-68 Pall Mall
71-77 Oxford and Cambridge Club
77 and 78 Pall Mall
79 Pall Mall
80-82 Schomberg House
83-85 Pall Mall
89-91 Royal Automobile Club
100 Pall Mall Embassy of Kosovo
104 The Reform Club
106 The Travellers Club
116 Institute of Directors
120 Pall Mall
121-123 Pall Mall
125 Embassy of Kazakhstan

Future

The Futures Plan is a plan by Westminster Council (2011) to improve existing homes, build new homes; provide new and better parks and children’s play areas; to improve shops, jobs and business opportunities; and to ensure that all those who live and work in the area have access to good quality schools, healthcare and other services within the next 15 to 20 years.

There are no plans to develop Pall Mall itself.

The Thames Tideway Tunnel will run through Westminster under the River Thames. Near Pall Mall will be the new Victoria Embankment Foreshore which will commence construction in 2016.

Information

The average sold price of a Flat in June 2014 was £1,400,000

The average sold price of a Terraced House in February 2014 was £2,200,000

If purchasing a property in Pall Mall Conveyancing Data Services recommended searches are Groundsure Energy, Groundsure Underground Report and a Groundsure HS2.

The average rent of a two bedroom flat in Westminster is £4174

The nearest Underground are Charing Cross or Green Park

The nearest Overground is Charing Cross

Pall Mall is in the Congestion Charge Zone. You have to pay an £11.50 daily charge if you drive between 07.00 and 18.00, Monday to Friday.

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