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Trafalgar Square

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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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Address: Centre of the City, London SW1A, England
Phone Number: 0473344937
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

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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Lord Nelson's perch

Another one of the dozens of locales to visit in this fantastic city. Trafalgar Square holds the column/obelisk that holds the statue of England's patriot, Lord Nelson. A... read more

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Another one of the dozens of locales to visit in this fantastic city. Trafalgar Square holds the column/obelisk that holds the statue of England's patriot, Lord Nelson. A popular meeting place for Londerers and visitors alike...see you there!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Working or visiting the great city of London you must you simply must visit Trafalgar Square Its simply full of a buzz like no other place in London just take a seat and watch the world go by , The people the music the sight of the great Lord Nelson what more could you want

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One must experience the Square if visiting London-so much to see-Nelson's column -not keen on children and older people climbing on the lions. That did not use to happen!!!!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's probably been more than 50years since my last visit to Trafalgar Square and although we now have the 4th plinth nothing much has changed. It's still an amazing place to sit and people watch, to take in the activity - and there is plenty to see and do. Probably the only difference from when I was younger are the... More 

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Trafalgar Square is the gate way to most landmarks in London. There is always a lot going on and I particularly enjoy the monuments. It's a must see place when you are in the area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Trafalgar Square is one of the iconic landmarks in London and the photo opportunity of the statues, fountains and Nelson's column should not be missed. After enjoying these sights, the street performers, and buskers, retire to the solitude of the National Gallery.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An amazing plaza full of constant entertainment, interesting people and a great vibe. Just walking around or sitting on a bench and taking in all the sites and activity going on is a must do experience. It has been the site of many major protests & gatherings over the years and you can feel the historic relevance and attachment Londoners... More 

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During our visit we saw Africa Day on the Square and also Diwali festival. There is always something going on and it is great to see this public space hosting these events.

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Impromptu concerts, loads of people, lovely buildings, restaurants and shops nearby. This is a great place to spend some time while in London.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I, originally, went for the Olympic and Para Olympic parade. But, it wasn't due to start until 1pm and I'd got there too early. So, I went to the National Gallery. I found they'd moved the entrance to another building, which was on the far left hand side of the square. When I walked in, there were two security guards... 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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