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Trafalgar Square, London

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One of London’s most recognizable landmarks, Trafalgar Square is a 44 m (145 ft) high monument bearing the statue of Lord Horatio Nelson, whose distinguished service during the Napoleonic Wars secured him a reputation as one of Britain’s most heroic historical figures. The square, built around the area formerly known as Charing Cross, marks the center of the city. A number of commemorative statues and sculptures are located on the square, with one plinth (statue platform) left empty in order to host regular art exhibits. The square is used for political events and community gatherings, and most notably is the center of the city’s New Year’s Eve celebrations. Try to make a photo stop here while you're in town. Check online for special events. Put Trafalgar Square at the forefront of your travel plans using our London holiday planning site .
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  • Trafalgar Square is a London icon and dedication to a true British naval here - Horatio Nelson. The column and lions are all strategically placed to celebrate what he did for Britain in the 18th centu...  more »
  • I can remember loving coming to Trafalgar Square when I was a kid, I’m not even sure why - it was just a place to hang out for a young east ender. It’s been a few years since I’ve been back but my wif...  more »
  • Square dedicated to the victory of the battle of Trafalgar, at 200 meters from the underground top the bronze statue of Admiral nelson to see
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