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Address: Centre of the City, London SW1A, England
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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We went here and it was very busy but a real pleasure to sit and watch the world go by. The great statues and fountain are very nice to see.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We went here and it was very busy but a real pleasure to sit and watch the world go by. The great statues and fountain are very nice to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

One of my favourites places in London. It is full of people and something's going on there all the time. It is also a great place if you want to sit down and rest. Good view, fountains, National Gallery, red London buses around and Nelson's column. Must be!

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

What can I say, it's Trafalgar Square a must see. It is a very busy tourist attraction. There is usually something going on for example people miming, people dressed as Star Wars characters but be warned they will expect a tip for letting you take your photo with them. There are fountains which are lovely but best of all it... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Trafalgar square is the one of the symbols' of the London. Its really close to the tube station. Lots of shops. Good spot to take a pictures. Its like "times square" of London. Lots of monuments.

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Great picture opportunity. Loads to do in this area, street entertainment and fabulous statues plus the National museam and MP accomadation

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

well worth a visit to see the skeletal horse powerful visual image with a great look to it, the square that day had an anti racist event in it so less of the flying vermin fortunately!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Filled with tourists, performing artists, and demonstrating protestors. Flanked by amazing buildings. Not to be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I know that lots of people consider the Trafalgar Square to be very popular and overcrowded. There can be many tourists all around Nelson's Column and lions at noon, but at the evenings kind of magic can happen here. Just stand on the steps of the National Gallery, look at the Big Ben straight ahead and listen the music (there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We spent 3 weeks in London in July, and this was our go to spot! Loved to just sit here and people watch, with all the street performers.

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Santa Fe, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

No one should miss Trafalgar Square. It is ideal for resting after a long day of walking, and for taking in the views of the city (you can see Big Ben) and the square itself. Perfect for photographs.

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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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