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Trafalgar Square

Centre of the City, London SW1A, England (Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park )
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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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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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Novosibirsk, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Loved it. It's official, it's quirky, and it's quintessentially British. I loved spending time there, and would love to return many times.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

It does not cover a lot of space, but there is a lot of history here. The street performers in front of the National Gallery give it a surreal feeling, especially the Star Wars storm trooper talking on her cell phone. For what it's worth, I like the blue rooster.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I love The fountains here.. It's a great place to just relax and just hang out with friends, loved ones etc :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

As we stayed at the charing cross hotel, it is right across from Trafalgar Square. What a magical square! The lions, the statue of nelson, the fountains, oh and not to forget that bloody huge chook??? Why is it there? What's it about??? Everyone we asked, no one seemed to know! But it is defiantly a talking point. Loved the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is one of the most beautiful squares in London. There is a magical atmosphere due to its monuments and colors. There are nice sculptures of lions and beautiful fountains. The best thing is nelson's column which is great for the change of litghs. Near trafalgar square there are a lot of shop where you can buy clothes and souvenirs.... More

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