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Nelson's Column

Trafalgar Square, London, England
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Ranked as one of London's greatest landmarks, this 185-foot high monument (circa 1843) looks down on the busy streets, fountains and swirling traffic of Trafalgar Square.
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  • Very good43%
  • Average21%
  • Poor2%
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Trafalgar Square, London, England
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes it's enormous, yes it's in the grand setting of Trafalgar Square, yes it's got a Statue at the top of one of the most famous English Military Commanders of his age. And yes it has, in the Past, been restored after being damaged by...More

Thank APCMann
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Close to Parliament, the Thames, Westminster, Buckingham Palace and Soho, this is a great central meeting spot that is really easy to find and get to. The tube is the best option but it is easy to walk from any of these locations above also....More

Thank Rowena P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a column,with nothing spectacular.True,placed in a nice square of London,Trafalgar square.Nothing special at it:a column,not extremely high,with a statue of Nelson admiral on the top,surrounded by some lions statues and beautiful fountains.But that's all.In max 10 minutes you see it all.

Thank zuv
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The monument is 169 ft tall from the bottom of the pedestal to the top of Nelson's hat. It was built to commemorate Admiral Horatio Nelson, who died at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. It is the most appropriate place to set up this...More

Thank faithandhope2live
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a tourist coming to London, It is worth a visit to Nelson's column and the surrounding area, Just relax by the water feature and gaze up at Nelson towering above.

Thank Kieran N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nelson’s Column is definitely one of the most iconic landmarks in London. Located in Trafalgar Square, it is beautifully designed and surrounded by spectacular architecture. Not to be missed

Thank TravelReviewer1983
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Though historically significant, this really only warrants a quick look while you walk around Trafalgar Square. Don’t miss it but it isn’t much.

Thank TravelBrianCO
Reviewed 5 November 2017

"Kismet, Hardy". These were, reportedly, the last words of Lord Nelson when our one-eyed, one-armed national hero died aboard his own ship. Nelson's Column and the whole of Trafalgar Square was then laid out to him by the nation in grateful memory, just as Apsley...More

Thank stephencamburn
Reviewed 1 November 2017

as this statue is an iconic place to visit for any traveler and a great photo shoot for anyone to addicted to the selfy

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Thinking of Jagger's lyric about the column brought a chuckle as I approached the Column. From behind, I could hear a fellow grumble about how he could always tell a tourist. Alas, he was out of earshot before I could discern what my particular "tell"...More

Thank Stuthehistoryguy
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized
lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is
not just considered the heart of this bustling London
hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this
esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as
well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most
popular cultural attractions including the National
Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to
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