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Trafalgar Square

#55 of 1,431 things to do in London
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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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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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Trafalgar Square in London – The Heart of the City

While on a trip to London we had to stop and check out Trafalgar Square. It was really amazing, even though it was cold and we got rained on quite a bit. There is so much history... read more

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

While on a trip to London we had to stop and check out Trafalgar Square. It was really amazing, even though it was cold and we got rained on quite a bit. There is so much history in and around the square. Containing a large central area, the square has roadways on three sides and a terrace to the north,... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Walking through the square by night has this magic feel... Climb on a lion and admire the perspective from big ben to the gallery with the fountains.... one of the nicest place in the city

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For a national monument it's been left to be taken over by weird tricksters, clear the all out and let the lions and fountains and the column be the special attraction. It was also filthy dirty with food all over the floor. The was some sort of political rally going on when we went, why....It need's a refurbishment to bring... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the iconic places in Central London, most Bollywood movies are shot here, especially the Challa song in Jab Tak Hai Jaan starts off from this place. There are two large water fountain ponds, one iconic pillar in the centre with four lions on each side is the highlight. You can sit by the fountains and relax, watch the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Trafalgar Square is a nice place to grab a bite to eat from a vendor, listen to local musicians, or simply enjoy being outdoors in the center of the city.

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Worth coming here at least once in your life to have a look around and watch the people go by. On a good sunny day it is worth just sitting back and watch the world. Classic part of London and do if you do visit the big smoke.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Grab your lunch and head here to pepole watch. Or Come with love ones to the nearby attractions. Its worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful building and place, a must place to visit in London. Take the widest lens you have to take photograph of the place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Central to so many other things, including the Horse guards, Whitehall, Tate and Portrait. Lots of street performers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Being a Londoner, I love this place ... be it working or visiting. The history is apparent and its great to take time out and watch life going on

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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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