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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 #123 of 1,041 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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Edmonton, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Nice place to visit and just people watch. There are the usual entertainers here, bag pipe players, break dancers, statue people etc. It's right in front of the National Portrait Gallery, which is a must see as well! On a warm day, this is a great place to hang out

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We stopped here with ice creams as a break in our trek around London. I was pleasantly surprised at how clean the whole area was, including the toilets, and there were attendants constantly picking up litter, just to say thank you to these hardworking people, helping to keep our capital welcoming to tourists and litter free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

We came here on a busy sunny afternoon. Sitting on the steps watching the kids play on the lions is lovely, or just watching the dozens of people milling about. This is a place to recharge after a tiring day walking around the capital and as one of the iconic places of London, you can't miss it!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We visited trafalgar just as the light was fading. What a beautiful time to visit. It was great to just wander around, taking panoramas of the façade of the National Gallery and of the traffic lights, getting in the monument and the red double decker buses. I was one of the naughty tourists who climbs on things, though in my... More

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

That was inevitable, that I, after, have seen the Piccadilly Circus, just proceeded down by the Haymarket Street and Pall Mall East Street to get to the next, very important stop in such beautiful city as it is London. That was also strongly popular, Trafalgar Square. The area around this Square is known as Charing Cross, with also the underground... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Trafalgar Square is rich with history, lots of beautiful statutes all around and the monument on its own is one of a kind, really appreciated the national Gallery which is just behind the monument. If you are fortunate enough to visit the the underground station just by the side you will notice a mural telling us the history of Sir... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Trafalgar Square it's a place you cannot miss , if you're in London . To take pictures, look around , watch the world pass by, you will realise you're in the centre of the world.

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Porto, Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

In Trafalgar Square you can enjoy a good time with friends, you can go to the national gallery, etc.

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MARKHAM
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243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

What a square, what a buzz. Free first class museums on the north. St Martin's in the Field on the east. Westminster and Big Ben just a touch to the south. And Haymarket and Piccadilly to the west. What more can you ask for?

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Dayton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I don't know about everyone else, but to me once I was at Trafalagar Square I knew I was in London!! I have watched this beautiful meeting place so many times on tv. I loved it in person. I made sure to go back before leaving London and see the square in the dark. The glowing fountains and luminated National... More

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