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Trafalgar Square

Centre of the City, London SW1A, England (Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park )
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Ranked #144 of 1,100 Attractions in London
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: 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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Bristol, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

A lovely place to visit and just waste a hour watching all the street artists.is a very busy place day and night, but well worth a visit

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

The middle of it all, really. Trafalgar Square. Nelson's column, St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church, and a continually changing piece of art on display. It really does feel like the middle of everything. A good place to gather for lunch, to see the surrounding sights, or just to people watch.

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Summit, New Jersey
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127 reviews 127 reviews
48 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful and historic square just north of Westminster Abbey/Houses of Parliament. Nelson's Column stands in the center and it is surrounded by a variety of shops, restaurants, a church, and The National Gallery. It also has various statues and monuments within it, including some contemporary art (specifically a gigantic blue chicken at the time of this review).... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Gorgeous city center...people watching at its best. Some entertainment in the square to watch street performers. Plenty around to shop, eat, and walk about. The Lions are magnificent. Not sure about the huge blue rooster...I was told local artist display. Overall..A must see for anyone visiting London

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Morristown, New Jersey
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

nice scenery to relax. theres really just a fountain to see! and a giant blue chicken. you might catch some chalk artists or other entertainment in the area, but it's not a must see. nice area.

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I thought that banning feeding the pigeons would be a negative but having visited again without them around it does improve the whole experience. Instead of constantly being bombarded with birds and food sellers it is possible to enjoy the experience and admire the National Gallery and the statues and fountains. The Blue Cock on the fourth plinth is unusual... More

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This is one of the few places where you can see alsorts of things going on, even from the back of a london cab. I was amazed too first of all see a bright royal blue cockeral on one of the plinths. Other sights were people apparently levitating, with the use of very clever props which could not be seen... More

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High River, Canada
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Everyone should go to Trafalgar Square. The location is very central and the people watching lots of fun. Our favorites are the Lions that surround Nelson's column. ( there actually found cave lions, hippos, rhinos & elephants from another geologic era when they were excavating ) during the development of the square in the 19th century.. There is always something... More

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Experience the magic of London. There was lots of live street entertainment and they do expect a tip. The National Museum is also steps away and a good place to visit for free.

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Toronto, Canada
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16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Great place to use as a base for other adventures / tourist sites. Nice to just hang out there too, it's so big you never feel crowded out. National Gallery, Portrait Gallery, Church of St. Martin in the Fields are all right there. Downing Street, Parliament, etc. all within an easy walk.

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