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Trafalgar Square

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Address: Centre of the City, London SW1A, England
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Description: A 145-foot-high monument, bearing a statue of Lord Horatio Nelson guarded...
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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Chinese New Year Celebrations

Traveled down to the capital for a few days to join in the Chinese New Year Celebrations arrived a bit late due to an accident on the M 1 motorway. it was really busy when... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Traveled down to the capital for a few days to join in the Chinese New Year Celebrations arrived a bit late due to an accident on the M 1 motorway. it was really busy when arriving at 2 pm and managed to find a good viewing spot of the Stage. We were in time to see and hear a chinese... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Great fun because it was Chinese New Year so it was very busy. Great place to hang out and take photos and enjoy the buzz of the city. Get a takeout coffee and if it's a nice day hang out for a while.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Always include Trafalgar Square as a place to visit when I am in London. Great place to grab a sandwich and people watch. Often there is something new or an event to check out.

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

I went to Trafalgar Square with a friend, initially just walking through to The National Gallery (which is in a separate review), although it has some great landmarks, including Nelson's Column ( which was built in 1840, and is 170 feet in height ), the bronze lions ( since 1867) and a giant blue cockerel, called Hahn/Cock ( by German... More 

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Wollombi, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

A good place to visit for photos. But if you have a bird phobia then you will need to avoid it like the plague. I do not have a bird phobia but even I got a bit jittery feeding the pigeons after about ten landed on me. Always seems to be busy; no matter what time you visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Trafalgar Square is a landmark in central London enjoyed by Londoners and all visitors alike. It is a lively place often used for a wide range of activities. Fantastic free outdoor events are held here in summer, highlighting the best of London's multicultural music and dance scene. (filming and photography). The square also acts as the traditional end point for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

The square was pretty cool, gave us a good 30 minutes of photo taking time, especially with the characters and that great blue rooster there at the moment. Can't wait to go again!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My son and I enjoyed looking around the square, despite the cold weather. Praps the weather stopped us from finding an information point or maybe there just isn't one. Anyway, we'd have liked to have been able to find a listing/info on the different statues and sculptures. Yeah, we could have looked it all up on our phones but who... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

It was nothing much. There was some statues there for memorial purpose I think, I didn't really know... Luckily there was a Waterstones bookstore near the Trafalgar Square. I love the bookstore.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

After visiting the National Gallery we stood on the steps to take in the view of Trafalgar Square with it's iconic lions which are a big hit with tourists and very popular for the photographic opportunity they present. In the centre is Nelsons Column and on the right of that is a giant blue rooster on a plinth, which is... More 

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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is not just considered the heart of this bustling London hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most popular cultural attractions including the National Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to these major sites are quiet lanes and antiquated pubs to discover, as well as riverside vistas to enjoy on the embankment. With a calendar full of celebratory events, any time of year is a fine time to visit.
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