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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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  • So many people, so much happiness and order / self-control. Plenty of responsible drinking and police discretion... with great fireworks to boot. Same again next year !!!  more »
  • A nice place to go and see when you walk around London. However, make sure there are no protests occurring on the day.  more »
  • First time in winter here, a little cold, lot of people and very good food, except the queue, nice to stop by.  more »
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  • Very cool plaza. Located in front of a museum with beautiful statues and a gigantic fountain with a pillar in the middle. You can find many artists performing there too,anything from dancing to painting in the floor or impersonating a celebrity. It's also near to the city center and has a good connection to public transport
  • Impressive square. Lots of street artists (at least in the summer). A place to have your midday stop (coffee and snack) during your tour of London. The Lions surrounding Nelson are impressive. The Trafalgar sea battle maintained the naval supremacy of Britain and allowed her to resist against Napoleon. Don't forget to visit the National Gallery!
  • Great for people watching & WATCHING THE STREET ACTS/SHOWS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE YOUNG & OLD. and taking photos. And going round the art gallery was amazing seeing and learning. It's a great place and day just do and chill out very good day had by all
  • Iconic space. From a fabulous Xmas tree & lights, to a myriad of events. It's always busy. Well worth a visit. Nelson's Column, fabulous bronze lions, and fountains. Surrounded by food, drinks, and shops. Easy access.
  • Trafalgar Square is really a must see i London. It is very nice and attracts a lot of people. Especially the huge lion statues are popular. Even I had to climb onto one to get my picture taken. The atmosphere here is relaxed despite the number of people hanging out here. You definately have to swing by here if you are in London.
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