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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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Great for people watching

Trafalgar Square was filled with people when I was there. There were people dressed up in costumes, and some kind of a yoga (or something) group. I didn't go there intentionally... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Trafalgar Square was filled with people when I was there. There were people dressed up in costumes, and some kind of a yoga (or something) group. I didn't go there intentionally - I was just looking for a Tube station. But I stayed for a couple of hours just watching all the people.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

They stopped the selling of feed for the pigeons. Bring it back! None the less, the Square is a centre piece in London. With Nelson, the great British war admiral looking down and his lions and it great place to hand out and people watch the Londoners.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Visited this attraction while going to the National Museum. Nice fountains and sculpture. You feel that all nations exist at the place. Nice to stop and take some photos. A very impressing place that you must visit while in London.

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McKinney, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I have seen this site on so many movies and tv shows it was very interesting to finally be there and see it.

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Montrose, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

By far my one of my favorite places. The lions are breathtaking. Smack dap in the middle of so much!!! The fountain and monuments in the square are amazing.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Great gathering spot in London! So much is always going on in Trafalgar Square and it is a great place to meet other people and chat. Also a good place to meet up with your friends who may be visiting other places in London. You can regroup and decide what site to see next.

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Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Besides the historical side of the square, it's a nice place to visit and spend some time at. There are lots of performers that make the place worth to visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We have to been to Trafalgar square many times before, and this time the kids saw it for the first time and were not impressed either during the bus-tour or later in person.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

You can't visit London without going to Trafalgar Square and explore the surrounding area. There is so much history we were surprised to see the Nelson was a national hero to the monument is pretty grand. I had not realized he was a national hero and had purchased Lord Nelson's personal cane gun for my husband the year before.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I loved this place. There are thousands of people around you. Its noon, you see people having their lunch, families visiting the area, groups of tourists with their cameras and kids playing around you. You get the sense of freedom and openness cause of the sheer size of the area. Its massive, the architecture around is marvelous and the atmosphere... More 

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Address: Address: Centre of the City, London SW1A, England
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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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