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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 1,111 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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Almhult, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

Visited the square briefly in August. I was not that impressed by it. However it is a place that you as a tourist must have been to :-) When we were there in August there was in addition to the Nelson statue also a statue of a strange blue bird. Did not understand this at all. :-)

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

The square is always buzzing with varied activities and people from all hues of lives. There is always some form of event or cultural fare happening here so it makes it a very place to be in and the fact that its so close to a number of other landmark buildings and touristy things that it has to be on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Despite being a Londoner Trafalgar Square makes me feel very patriotic and always gives me a buzz whenever I walk through it (usually on the way to somewhere else). The National Portrait Gallery is a wonderful backdrop for Nelson's Column and the iconic lions. It is also a great meeting point for tourists being walking distance to major sights such... More

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

We went to Trafalgar Square on Sunday afternoon to soak up the London atmosphere , we went to the square cafe and had coffees while watching the world pass/buzz around you. All sorts are seen here from street artists to people protesting a real buzzing slice of life in London.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Amazing place! One of my favourites!! I feel freedom there! you can just sit everywhere and relax, I was on Monday night there so weren't a lot of people there

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

I love Trafalgar square for the great people watching and to sit and take a few minutes rest in between all the great attractions nearby. The lions are fun to take pictures of and if you are lucky enough to see a concert or listen to live music playing in the square, it is even better.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Maybe it was the weather...cold but also sunny. I really recommend you to visit this square with a packed lunch, wear your jeans/shorts and bring a book. Once there I could see it was swarming with people. Surprisingly, with that many people, the place gave off a really relaxing vibe. The Nelson's Column was what drawn my attention, with four... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

The place is swarmed with pigeons. When I last spent time there like many years ago they sold bird food so tourists can encourage the birds to continue to swarm the area. There is a fountain too that people paddle in during the summer. I guess it's a harmless theme for the tourists to enjoy. Still...beware the birds.

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Trafalgar square is okay to visit once the statues are nice and it has some good street entertainers but that's it really and was looking for something to do after half an hour if it's your first time visiting London though you may enjoy it more.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

we go down to London at least once a year , usually only for a day BUT most times we seem to find ourselves here , it has a Great Atmosphere very relaxed , once it was Canda Day and there was a concert on which was Fab the one thing we do like is seeing whats on the "fourth... More

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