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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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Nice place

It was in 2007 I traveled to England, this place was under renovation but it's nice to go there for check in places. lol

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It was in 2007 I traveled to England, this place was under renovation but it's nice to go there for check in places. lol

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Caloocan, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Trafalgar Square, well its not like it used to be once some time ago if you got lost in London all you do is to look up and see many pigeons flying around,well that would be Trafalgar Square, but now as there are no more pigeons about you get lost and stay lost. Well at least they stopped the mess... More 

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Whistler, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Our daughter was living in London and she wanted to show off her new home ! This was part of a day of Galleries. The National Gallery as well as Portrait Gallery where there was a great show of a famous photographer. St Martins in the Field was a high point for me and we got to hear a concert... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Crowded somewhat dirty AND had my pocket picked! Pretty fountain and other tourist attractions nearby.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

If you tour London, you will go here ,whether just to look, sit, join in, or watch the crowd, its a must do in London. A place to come and go to, from many places.....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Always a vibrant place to visit and see the bustle in London. Easy to include on a walking tour of the city and quick hop over to Buckingham.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Standing on the porch of the National Gallery overlooking the Trafalgar Square and watching the tourists clamber over the lions gave my husband a really sense of national pride as it depicts London at its best. Lots to see and do and a lot of other people also enjoying the experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Trafalgar square is the must visit place in London, which is sort of the heart of the city in many ways. The square is always vibrant with lots of street performers and artists around.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Served as an excellent meeting place when my sons and I split up walking around London. Very impressive with all of the statues and fountains. We wanted to walk up the steps of the National Gallery for a better view but it was barricaded off. We asked a couple of gentleman guarding what was going on and apparently later in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

A place what is another symbol of London. It is not just a 'square', but a huge place to take many photos, have a nice view to Big Ben, home of National Gallery and Portrait Gallery, easy ro reach many theatres, good changing point to tubes and many buses, home of the London Christmas tree at that time, the Nelson's... 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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