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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 #130 of 1,084 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Trafalgar Square is busy with street performers and people everywhere. Plenty of statues of famous people including Churchill. The national art gallery is there and amazing. Trafalgar is a easy walk to buckingham palace, parliament, Big Ben and across the bridge to london eye The big blue rooster in the centre of the square is a highlight

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit there is nearly always something happening here....This time there was street performers which was awsome!! Feed the pigeons, take photos etc and even go in the fountains when it's that hot! !! Whilst the rest of London carrys on around you

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Trafalgar Square is a very busy public space that is in the area of Westminster. We probably would not have gone out of our way to see it; however, our apartment was very close by so we walked through. It was very, very crowded and we didn't spend much time there; but it was fun to walk through and see... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

There always seems to be something happening at Trafalgar square whether it is street performers or bands playing. Great place to people watch and the National Galleries are situated here. Tried to take a photo of Nelson but he is a bit high up there on that column, he still looks majestic in my photos though.

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Aurora
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Trafalgar Square definitely has a hip vibe. Loads of people walking about with gorgeous fountains, statues and the beautiful National Gallery as well. Street performers abound and some are mesmerizing. While we were there, a gentleman was chalk drawing various countries' flags. Very unique. If it's still there, be sure to put a coin on your country,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Wonderful Square with major museums, famous statues, nearby shopping, close to St Martin in the Fields Church. Great place to start your London experience!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Huge, statue and the plaza itself... Lots of people who visit.. But good for a tourist with the sculpture and museum etc all.. Overall, the location is beautiful has the touristy appeal

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

You can't come to London without coming to Trafalgar Square There is always something to see and do Have a photo with the giant blue cockerel ( gee thanks France) balanced on your head or just watch the tourists doing odd touristy things A great place to while away an hour or two Then why not pop into the Moon... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

It is a beautiful square in the front of the National Gallery. There are many shops and restaurants around the square. Recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

2009 was the first time I was travelling to London on my own. My cousin had come down from Holland to join me and we ventured out into London. Trafalgar Square strikes out quite clearly if you come to this part of the city. There's a huge buzz out here and it is quite evident why it has become such... More

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