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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
Fee: No
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Description: 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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A great place to people watch and to just sit and watch the world go buy. Some great photo opportunities

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

See the statue, see the fountains. Check, been there. Guess it's a nice place to stop and have a sandwich or fish & chips.... but not much beyond that. Covered in tourists there are much nicer spots to sit and hang out in the city. Do visit the national gallery which is rated separately but located overlooking the square

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

A great place to people watch and to just sit and watch the world go buy. Some great photo opportunities

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

You can never get bored in London, especially when you reach Trafalgar Square. There are so many performances organized during summer that hours just fly by! African dancers, acrobats, music events - so many things aimed at promoting culture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The Square is a center of activity and is a beautiful place. It is a nice visual respite from the busy City of London and the architecture is magnificent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Such an amazing vibe here. It was wonderful just to spend time, look around at all that is beautiful and drink in the feel of the people. Like nowhere else.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Very busy and interesting characters all round. Saw a massive pillow fight near the fountains - absolutely funny. Next day all cleaned up perfectly by the busy London council staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This is a fascinating square with many sides to it. It has a resident blogger and his weekly publication is known as Nelson's Column. On Tuesdays and Friday morning there are pigeons in the square. These are tame beasts and you are encouraged to tickle and fondle them. There are also lions in the Square but they are not to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

One of the best squares in the UK. A great centre fountain with some of the most beautiful buildings in London. Great place to sit down for a break and then continue sightseeing this amazing city

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Brilliant Landmark, and a must-see in London, even if you're just passing through the Square. Close to shopping areas etc.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The square was very busy when we visited. There are lots of living statues but I think if they wear masks then it is cheating.

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Address: Centre of the City, London SW1A, England
Phone Number: 0473344937
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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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