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Trafalgar Square

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Address: Centre of the City, London SW1A, England
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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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Love trafalgar square. The lions are pretty impressive and to sit round the fountain watching the world go by is pretty cool. You get a good feel for London just sitting here. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Love trafalgar square. The lions are pretty impressive and to sit round the fountain watching the world go by is pretty cool. You get a good feel for London just sitting here. We jumped on a rickshaw from here to save our feet think we got halfway to madame tussards for £15.00 would have been £40.00 to get the whole... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Before our trip to London we made a list of the places we wanted to see and Trafalgar Square was definitely one of them. This is a beautiful, yet very busy place with a lot of activities going on. After visiting the National Gallery we took a lot of pictures at the Square and even posed for the artist to... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Sitting in Trafalgar Square is quite an experience as its another iconic moment in a persons life. Its a place where many a new year has been celebrated.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Very nice open space, always a lot of people. When I went they had Brazil Day going on, there was a volleyball court which includes the sand! They also had food food tents set up and a concert, which was great.

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Port Townsend, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Your trip to London is not complete without a trip to the infamous Trafalgar Square. Don't miss it for sure!

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Fresno, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

In thee middle of the action in London. It is a great place or people watching, visiting art galleries and a great place to meet your friends for a walk to nearby activities. GREAT LION SCULPTURES AND lORD nELSON COLUMN

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Trafalgar Square is a vibrant public space located in the heart of London. We called by after getting of the tube at Charing Cross station and even though it was quite early on a Sunday morning there were still crowds of tourists there. It is one of London's most well known public areas and I'd certainly recommend a visit if... More 

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Seaford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

obviously very busy with tourists clambering over the Lions and taking photos , but still not overcrowded. Probably better views from a tourist bus than from ground level but is the way to access the National gallery.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Lots of people, super crowded. Nice, historical. Get ready to see Superman, Soiderman, Star Wars characters. A few street performers.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The reality is that it was nothing really special, Maybe a place of literary fame, but it is a plaza in the middle of the city; not very ornate, nothing breathtaking about it, just a name of a place.

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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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