"so I am going to Pallmall"

View of St James's Palace, Pall Mall etc 1763
Public DomainView of St James's Palace, Pall Mall etc 1763 - Credit: Thomas Bowles
Pall Mall is a street in the City of Westminster, London.  It runs parallel to The Mall, from St. James's Street across Waterloo Place to the Haymarket.  It name is derived from "pall mall", a mallet-and-ball game that was played there during the 17th century.

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.  The street is home to St James’s Palace, and Marlborough House, which was once a royal residence.  The Prince Regent’s Carlton House once stood at the eastern end of the street.

In more recent times, it has been the home of the War Office, which was based at Cumberland House, and many gentlemen’s clubs, dating from the 19th and early 20th centuries.