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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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Have to visit Trafalgar square and have photo taken by lions and fountains. Although this not always possible if events are on in Trafalgar square

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have to visit Trafalgar square and have photo taken by lions and fountains. Although this not always possible if events are on in Trafalgar square

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is where you will find the famous statue of Lord Nelson on a very high plinth that overlooks the Square. At the top of the Square is the National Gallery. Below you will find street theatre, music and artists and throughout the Summer there are open air events in this area including Opera and music on large screens. The... More 

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Växjö
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A hub of people around Trafalgar Square with TiVo lovely museums. On the center of the square there is the famous Colon with Lord Nelson. A must to see when in London.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You are in the centre of it all at Trafalgar Square. Lots of history to soak in. The National Gallery towers over you. Great tube access. Nelson's Column and 4 lions are awe inspiring. There are buskers everywhere and some of them are world class talented. As Canadians, Mum and I were happy to find Canada House here as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I remember coming here as a child and visiting with my children was so lovely! I have no idea how my mum got me up the top with the lion but we didn't try. It has a fantastic vibe. Seeing the gallery in the background. Nelsons column, the fountains etc fantastic place to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lots of local entertainers here for the tourists to see and in the midst of museums and lots of statues also. It is crowded with tourists and lots of traffic on the streets plus there are three tube stations nearby which adds to the crowds. Nelson's Column is located here and it is very impressive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the pedestrianized area outside the National Gallery, which used to be a roundabout with cars going all the way round Now you can walk freely about without fear of being run over This is the home to Nelsons Column and the famous lions at the bottom of the column, previously it used to be famous for feeding the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Trafalgar Square is a busy area but a must see! The statues and monuments abound, there are plentiful restaurants and several hotels too! There is a fountain and it's a great place to visit, particularly on a pretty weather day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great square, lots of pigeons. Very crowded, but worth the visit. You cannot go and sit on the monument but can take photos of it. While you're there , check out the National Gallery which is free of charge

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

what more can i say... if you going to go to the UK - you have to feed the pigeons in Trafalgar... its not like feeding normal birds... these guys are pretty demanding to say the least... but quite good fun. The Xmas treee is spectacular as well - we were lucky enough to be there when it went up... More 

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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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