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Trafalgar Square, London

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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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  • A big open space with a fountain and vendors around. In the middle of the city of London. great people watching! 
  • Different place, full of tourists and locals, great for a walk to go with the whole family, to make beautiful pictures
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  • Trafalgar Square is a large space in front of the National Gallery and St. Martin in the Field with the lovely fountains and Nelson's monument, among others. Good place for people watching on a nice d...  read more »
  • Taste of London- it's pretty much all here. You can sit on a bench and watch the world unfold- tourists in and out of the square. See what has made it on to the fourth plinth. On the doorstep of The National Gallery, The Strand leading to Covent garden and Soho, The Mall leading to Buckingham palace, and the Thames with Big Ben & the Houses of Parliament just around the corner.
  • Beautiful spot to take a break. Great statues and atmosphere. Right in front of the National Gallery which has amazing art. Lots of interesting places to eat around the square and a must see in the city. Very impressive place.
  • I fail to see the attraction of the place. Ok, the lions are good, I admit that - but there is nothing else. Nelson is actually very small and on a ridiculously high column. It could be a statue of Frankenstein up there and you wouldn't know from ground level. There are so many buskers along the top that it is difficult to move. The toilet attended ALWAYS hassles you if you use a radar key and in the disabled stall. He has tried to stop me, and wanted to know what I'm doing in there several times now. I would have imagined that was obvious.
  • Nice area, always something happening, events... full of people. Good connection with a busses, special at night
  • What can you say, iconic landmark in central London, close to Buckingham palace and also Piccadilly circus. Venue to major events including plays, Diwali celebrations, New year celebrations etc. Some great powerful fountains, home to Nelson's column , nice to spend time relaxing with a drink in the evenings.
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