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Trafalgar Square

Centre of the City, London SW1A, England
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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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  • Average11%
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Centre of the City, London SW1A, England
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Often street shows...this visit had rock bands. Lots of good restaurants around but be prepared for huge crowds in the summer months. Traffic usually heavy around the Square, so watch when crossing the streets.

Thank 4031travelbug
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very clean these days, with some street performers and artists. Very crowded on fine days on the weekend. Good for people watching and just being there. Certainly plan to walk via Trafalgar Sq if on the way somewhere. Good things to do nearby are a...More

Thank Les_Landau
Reviewed 3 days ago

I enjoyed strolling around Trafalgar Square yesterday, as a tourist, and for possibly the first time. It's amazing what you can take in and fascinating to see .... what I have never seen before especially if you don't have to rush on by. I really...More

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 3 days ago

Do not miss this if you are in London. This is basically the heart of london. Throbbing with people and activity, amd you will instantly start recollecting so many movie scenes here.

Thank Aayush_Bagla
Reviewed 4 days ago

I always come and sit here when I'm in London. I love to just grab a Starbucks and a hot dog and watch the world and the people go by. You can see everything here, from all the performers, to all the foreign visitors. From...More

Thank Taylorstravels61
Reviewed 4 days ago

We HAD to visit this iconic square while in London. It doesn't take long, but well worth the visit. Fountains, monuments, street artists, street performers, a beautiful staircase up to the National Gallery. Always crowded. Lots of good restaurants nearby, You just feel like you're...More

Thank Holly B
Reviewed 6 days ago

We could not have asked for a better experience at Trafalgar Square near Piccadilly Circus. The National Art Gallery was amazing, and the Royal Opera has been performing live (showtime evenings) on a giant screen in the square during the month of July. However, the...More

Thank AnLily
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth seeing if in Central London. Close to Big Ben and Westminster. Plenty of places to go for food & drinks close by.

Thank B G
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's probably not worth its own visit, but it's got character and is close to Downing Street and Westminster.

Thank Helen K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This isn't a place where you will spend hours and hours, but you can't simply not visit it. The square is buzzing with street performers and artists, tourists and locals. Nelson's column can be seen from all the way down the street, and the National...More

Thank simoneadamiuk
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
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