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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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Just down the road from the fabulous Leicester Square sits Trafalgar square with its Nelson column. There are always such interesting things going on here from the planned to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Just down the road from the fabulous Leicester Square sits Trafalgar square with its Nelson column. There are always such interesting things going on here from the planned to the spur of the moment. And the free National Art Gallery is right at the top. Fantastic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I lived in London for 3 years and I worked very close to Trafalgar sq and I love it! There is always something going on there. A party, a protest, a parade, a match celebration... cool! I passed through every single day and I used to sit there sometimes just to see people passing by. Is a very special place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We happened to go to Trafalgar Square during the St. George's festival! That meant that, in addition to being a lovely place, there were many little booths selling delicious food and drink. I would definitely recommend a visit, even if no festival is going on!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

If you are here for the Opera in the Square in the summer, it is awesome. If you are here for a political protest it is also pretty good. Nice that it is now pedestrianised. Otherwise it is a big concrete square with some statues in. Moderate your expectations accordingly, and you will enjoy your visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Trafalgar square has been done up very nicely and worth to spend some time relaxing and enjoying. Water fountain and excellent artifacts with which it is designed is worth a visit.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We climbed up onto Nelson's Column & ate our lunch (my two children, 8 & 9 & I) whilst watching all the hundreds of tourists & busy people going by. My children loved it! We wondered round the square after we'd eaten to have a good look at everything, including the skeleton horse with a bow! Carole : )

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Hoddesdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Since the re- routing of the traffic around the square which means that you no longer take your life in your in your hands to get to the centre of the Square. The National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery near by all add to the scene, it is always worth looking at the forth plinth to see what is on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Trafalgar Sqaure is a must visit place when in and around that area of the Thames. There was entertainment, Water Features and of course the Collumn. I enjoyed the walk through it on my way to and from the riverside. Although the day I went the weather was cold and miserable, I can imagine on a sunny, warm day it... More 

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Blessington, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Historic spot that is great for people watching and not just the street performers either. :) You won't be able to resist trying for that pic with the lions so best of luck getting up. After you have a bite of lunch and let the kids run around, it is only a few steps to the National Gallery. An afternoon... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

if you're going to be in London, you daren't miss Trafalgar Square. Nelson's Column, the lions that will come to life if Big Ben strikes 13, the fountains, the National Gallery. It's iconic. Buy a coffee from Notes around the corner or a sandwich from Pret and sit in the Square and people watch. There's great view of Big Ben... 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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