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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. By using our London itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Trafalgar Square and other attractions in London.
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  • Just another "corner" in London! It is not overly remarkable except that it is always a busy pedestrian area!  more »
  • So no matter when you get there's always what's going on. Great place where you can see a lot, street performers, or it just sits on the fountain and views, you can log the great Geocache is hidden close to the square or visit the gallery. A visit is worthwhile in any case. Must you be if you were in London.
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  • Not as many pigeons as I recall from my previous adventures with friends. Delightful all the same in the warm sun  more »
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  • Living history. You can smell it. You can feel it. Politics. Culture. And the movies. There must be a huge amount of them using this place as a location for filming.
  • A beautiful, iconic site in London, TS is a place filled with artists, buskers, pigeons, people and much more. I have happened upon TS on several occasions when free films have been shown and most recently a movie was being shot. It is definitely a part of London where you can take in what is going on around you and people watch.
  • Usually events are held here. Most of the time worldwide multi-cultural events, live performances or fairs etc. Tube is located right next to it. Amazing place, a must visit if you ever drop by London.
  • One of those iconic squares in London that you have to check out. Usually very crowded but you'll always get some kind of entertainment from street artists. Great place to sit down and just people watch on a sunny afternoon. At night time, it is very quiet.
  • Great place to visit while you are in London. It is one of the main attractions and usually has some live performance. You just can't miss it.