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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 #129 of 1,085 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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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

It's without a doubt the number one square in London. Always crowded as tourists never miss that spot. take photos to the Bronze Lions and enjoy the free available shows constantly.

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Baia Mare, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Hi, It's good to go there in the evenings if you want to escape crowds. The buildings have very nice fassades. You can also find very good restaurants near it

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Hazleton, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

If you are not a fan of crowds, I would go in the evening. The crowds are more manageable then. The square is nice to see - definitely worth seeing, but just too crowded to make it pleasant to spend any time.

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Middlesbrough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

you haven't visited London if you didn't got to Trafalgar square and take it all in. take loads of photos of the surroundings while you are threre

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We only flitted through Trafalgar Square to say we had been and seen. Whilst we were there, a blue chicken / cock was on the 4th plinth, and we could not find out why, so slightly disappointed by that. No doubt we will wander through on our next visit to town.

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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Lord Nelson surrounded by the lions represent the might of the British Empire .we were lucky to attend a free opera show on 15/7.it was fascinating

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Langley City, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Trafalgar Square is a great location to people watch, meet up with your group or peruse the local sculptures, fountains, or buildings. The National Gallery, Canada House, The Blue Rooster, and a group of artists chalk drawing the flags of the world were just a few of the things we saw during out 15 minute stop in the square. Doesn't... More

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Sigtuna, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Love it or hate it but Trafalgar Square is considered to be the very heart of London and for many tourists, this is where their London exploration begins. In fact, 17 bus routes (excluding the pure tourist busses) pass the square so it's actually a very good place to start your adventure. The work to start building Nelson's column begun... More

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Cork, Ireland, Europe
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Trafalgar Square is very impressive with Nelsons Cloum and the fountians its very picturesque. Yet it is also very congested traffic wise and can be very noisy. Its definitely worth it to snap a few pictures but dont linger to long there are great things to do and see and short distance away. Buckingham Palace is down the road, the... More

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Like the tower bridge this is also an icon of London which always remains busy or something is going on here. Even if you are not here to attend a ceremony you may take a few nice snaps as a memoir. Moreover from here you can walk to few other famous landmarks of London.

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