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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 #139 of 1,136 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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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Found enough space to really enjoy this traditional postcard scene of an iconic London landmark. Definitely a place for a 5 minute stop for an "I've been there" selfie but it is what it is - a slabbed square with a fountain and statue in it - for all the history it all embodies. Our 3 year old loved watching... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Nice place to relax for a few minutes and people watch. Can take some really nice pictures here with Big Ben in the distance and plenty of red buses going by!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This is also near Buckingham palace. From what I can remember there is a Tesco express store opposite which we took advantage of and are our lunch here. It can get busy but it's to be expected in the capital!

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

If you're a tourist in London then you have to have Trafalgar Square on your list of places to visit just to say you've been there. It's supposed to be the centre of London. It's a large square with a very tall column with a statue of Nelson atop. Plus there are the nice lion statues - always worth a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Trafalgar Square is one of the most popular London attractions. A very historical site with excellent photo opportunities. Definitely worth a visit.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Great attraction, a lot of history in that square. We visited and took some photos and read about the history. A must see attraction. Well worth some time to visit and read all that has happened there.

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New Castle, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Beautiful buildings and a fabulous shot of Big Ben when you stand facing the National Gallery. This square was crowded with people just chatting and enjoying the view.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Stopped to enjoy the Square on our way into The National Gallery - There is always something happening here - from street performers to protest. Make sure you notice the statues, monuments and views of the city. Also be sure to locate and view the changing art pieces in the square.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

If you do not like crowds then be prepared to come here early in the morning. It is a crowd pleaser with many statues/monuments to see as well as musical artists, magic tricks or entertainment for the kids. People climb all over Nelson's Column trying to get the perfect shot. The blue chicken was amazing perched high on its pillar... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Many people and nice views, especially on sunset. After 4PM you can see magic shows in the square, along with "statues people"

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