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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 #135 of 1,096 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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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

A lot of pigeons & tourists but a must visit in London. We walked down the mall from here to Buckingham Palace.

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Caledon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

A must see to say you've been there. That's about it. A nice monument of Lord Nelson, fountain and lots of traffic/people. There wasn't much else to see.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Right in front of the National Gallery, Trafalgar Square is another one of those iconic London locations you must see. There's a large fountain and always some musician playing. The crowds who flock there are not too overwhelming as it's a large square and I would recommend going in the evening, and then strolling from there to Big Ben and... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Traflagar Square is a 'must-do' while in London, its my favoirite spot, i just can sit there for long time

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I am a regular in London so you get used to this but otherwise good. The statues are nice so are the lions but I agree with a previous review that they should have steps. Nelson's Column nice too. There are a lot of people and I wouldn't visit here unless you were a tourist. Otherwise just for travelling and... More

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Well, I guess you just have to go here when in town. Crowded. There is this cool feature - they change one of the statues once in awhile. Yes. You must take a picture. Don't be ashamed feeling like a tourist. You are a tourist. Well, still not my favorite spot in the capital.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Promised my two boys they could chase pigeons but when we got there......not a pigeon in sight! Still had fun though

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

A great square barring the blue chicken. What a way to make a mockery of an otherwise dignified place! Still a great square. Loved the lions. It's a shame there are no steps to them as my daughter would've had her picture taken with one but she wore a dress that day. Not really climbing attire. Overall a great square... More

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The first evening we arrived in London we ended up here. Lovely place and not too busy when we went. However we went there during the day another time and it was really busy. Had great fun and took lots of photos with the lions, fountains, blue cockerel etc.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Traflagar Square is a 'must-do' while in London. It's a great chance for photos, currently the blue chicken is on the 4th plinth which is a talking-point in itself. The square is a great place to sit and watch the world go by. Loads of people were climbing up to the lions for photos etc but it wasn't something i... More

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