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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 #140 of 1,119 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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Toluca, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Is a normal social city square, in the night you can found some lights in the fountains enjoy it that's all.

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Keaau, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

In Trafalgar Square are sculptures people climb on, fountains people cool off by, buskers to entertain, special exhibits that come and go along with protest rallies, and a big blue chicken. Surrounding the square are several places of interest including the free National Gallery, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, and a multitude of restaurants and bus routes.

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Sydney, Australia
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36 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

I don't know what I was expecting to be able to do here, after all, it is literally just a square. It has your typical entertainers and is a good spot to sit down, relax and people watch. The national gallery is also here (we didn't go in so can't speculate on this attraction), it has a number of cafe's... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

If you are in london you must visit this landmark but it's not the best place to visit , you can get a view down to Buckingham palace and you within easy walking distance to many sights.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Trafalgar Square represents everything that is London. Surrounded by iconic buildings and statuary, it means a lot to tourists from around the world. However, the huge bright blue fibreglass rooster which is supposed to represent feminism, is a bit of an eyesore, in my option.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

The street artists are really good. Excellent location, 10 mins away from Buckingham palace. The national gallery is here which is worth a visit

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Aveley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

What a lovely place to visit. The architect is outstanding. The fountains are amazing. The whole place is steeped in history. Well worth seeing. Shame a lot of the pigeons have long gone.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Its a nice place to have a walk and to relax with street musicians playing in the background. There are lots of tourists and is a recommended destination.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is simply one of those places every visitor to London should visit, and not just because it is next to so many of London's attractions. Take some time to stroll around, look at the views, street performer, get a coffee and simple relax, people watch. When refreshed carry-on your journey of discovery that is London.

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Wanganui, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Trafalgar Square was just alive the day I visited. There were buskers and mimes and so many people enjoying the sun and eating lunch. It was fun to visit and I also got the obligatory photo of the lines around the column. The square has to be a must do for anyone doing a walk of the key attractions in... More

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