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Trafalgar Square

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Address: Centre of the City, London SW1A, England
Phone Number: 0473344937
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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Statues and Fountains define this space!

Another well known and heavily visited space in Central London. National Art Gallery sits in background. A must see venue....

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Naples, Florida
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660 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 334 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Another well known and heavily visited space in Central London. National Art Gallery sits in background. A must see venue....

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

i have a pic of my mum and brother here from the seventies and meant a lot to go abd recreate the scene with my own son x

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Pequannock, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Worth the visit, just great watching people and the local performers. The National Museum is right there too. Grabbed a sandwich at one o fthe local shops and just sat and people watched, very entertaining.

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Trafalga square is the true centre of London and there is a plaque to prove it! A must see on your travels - right at one of the tube stops. The statues of the Lions are wonderful and one of the most photographed.

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our hotel was on Trafalger Square and was the perfect location as is so close by to everything. This is the centre point of the city and the statues and fountains give it a very grand, important feel. Take a seat and people watch, climb the lions for a photo opportunity or just take in the sights of this iconic... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The square itself is lovely and extremely picturesque amidst the backdrop of The National Gallery, Nelsons Column and the four plinths. However, what lets it down is the prevalence of sub-par "performance artists" all dressed as Yoda or as Grim Reapers which dot the square and add no value.

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Santa Clara, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Perfectly laid out. The square has the National Gallery at the back and descending a set of stairs lands you into the square. Favorite place to meet during national celebration times. Nelson's Pillar is in the center and there are crouching lions and fountains and lots of walk space inside the square. The Stand is at one side and all... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is concrete park in the middle of London. I love the monuments statues. There are bathrooms which is nice. Overall you are not going to spend a lot of time here, as it is small and there are no walking trails.

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St. Ives, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You don't necessarily want to stay here for a long time (unless there happens to be one of the numerous events taking place - free concerts are quite common for instance), but this is a great place to pass through on your way to somewhere else in the centre of London. Instead of taking the tube, walk, and pass through... More 

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Nagpur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

best pace to hangout with friends and family. always use to go at this place. lots of movies have been shot here. great venue

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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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