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Trafalgar Square

#55 of 1,430 things to do in London
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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
As featured in No Frills London and 5 other guides
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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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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 is really something to see and experience. We sat there for an hour taking in the atmosphere and watching people walk by. You get a real feel for London.

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Trafalgar Square is really something to see and experience. We sat there for an hour taking in the atmosphere and watching people walk by. You get a real feel for London.

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Fishers, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Lots to do and eat in this area and the square itself is pretty fun. One of the Underground stations dumps you right into the square, which is fun. A great place to take a break and easy walking distance to Big Ben and Buckingham Palace. Restaurants are all over the place here as well. This is a very busy... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is beautiful to see but bloody hell it was very very busy, lots of street entertainers and tourists be nice to see this at night all lit up.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Grab a sandwich to go from a nearby Pret a Manger, sit next to the fountain and people watch... what could be better? Located within walking distance of so many sights, it's the perfect place to take a break.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is always something going on here. A busy place close to museums but lots of street entertainers.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Been here a few times. Is very often taken over by some group or another for protesting against or for something. Shame, since it otherwise would be a nice place to go.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place to sit and watch the bustling crowds of tourists or to listen to some of the best buskers in London. There are information stands everywhere. Don't feed the pigeons.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is a must to see, for first timers to London. And a few very pretty buildings around. A part from that...not much

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a free attraction for the public. It has fountains, statues of lions etc that will fascinate children. The book Katie in London talks about a lion in Trafalgar square helping Katie see London and 6 year olds who learnt the story in school lesson about London were very impressed with the lions. Easy access from Charing corss underground... More 

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Trafalgar Square is a wonderful huge piazza with the 4 famous lions which are synonymous with the square itself. Many events take place throughout the year including concerts.

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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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