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Trafalgar Square

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Address: Centre of the City, London SW1A, England
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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A 145-foot-high monument, bearing a statue of Lord Horatio Nelson guarded...

A 145-foot-high monument, bearing a statue of Lord Horatio Nelson guarded by lions, marks the spot considered the center of London.

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Center of the City, close to everything

In one direction, close to Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Parliament. On the other side, the National Gallery and St. Martin's -in-the-Fields. Close by is Admiralty Arch. Walking... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

In one direction, close to Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Parliament. On the other side, the National Gallery and St. Martin's -in-the-Fields. Close by is Admiralty Arch. Walking distance to Leicester Square and Piccadilly. Best on a sunny (or at least not rainy) day.

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This site was developed from around 1830 with Nelson' s column designed by William Raliton and erected in 1843 and fountains built 2 years later. Trafalgar square is famous for rallies, protests and is a centre for national democratic opinion. Nelson's Column was built in honour of Admiral Nelson after the Battle of Trafalgar. It is made of bronze and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great gathering point in central London, just in front of the National Gallery, and a short walk from Buckingham Palace. On holidays such as St. Patricks's Day, Trafalgar Square is the epicenter for festivities.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I am a Londoner and totally love my city. I live and work in the suburbs. The Westminster attack brought me to tears but today as I was travelling to a conference alterations at Charing Cross tube station meant I had to go to Trafalgar Square to get down the tube. It warmed my heart to see this Iconic sight... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Walk around, it's in front of the National Gallery, and the off to the National Portrait Gallery.. Just a central location in London.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Trafalgar Square is an amazing attraction spot with a lot of entertainment and performers. It's by the Gallery so there's a lot of things to do. It has a rich history. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A major gathering place for everyone. I have seen some excelletn free concerts in the Square. Convenient to the National Gallery and Leicester Square.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Trafalgar Square is right outside the National Gallery and was filled with people. This is a prime place for people watching and an interesting area of town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Trafalgar Square It is the center of beautiful London. Close to attractions There are a lot of lions. And i ride it

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's central to so many things which visitors will want to see that you can't miss it. There are street artists and performers and there's always a nice atmosphere...unless it rains.

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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 these major sites are quiet lanes and antiquated pubs to discover, as well as riverside vistas to enjoy on the embankment. With a calendar full of celebratory events, any time of year is a fine time to visit.
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