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Nelson's Column

Trafalgar Square, London, England
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Ranked as one of London's greatest landmarks, this 185-foot high monument (circa 1843) looks down on the busy streets, fountains and swirling traffic of Trafalgar Square.
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  • Very good43%
  • Average21%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Trafalgar Square, London, England
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This Colin dominates the skyline as you walk up from Parliament. Surrounded by 4 lions at the base a must photo opportunity.

Thank Laurence B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As the title states, this is a colum in a busy square highly populated with selfie sticks attached to people. Its a "tick box" attraction on the way to better things.

Thank Eamonn N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of our groups main meeting place. Very pretty area and well worth the time to take and see the sights.

Thank Rebecca K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nelson's column is a good place to sit and relax while around the Strand. there is always something happening in the area and is a good access point to many of London's attractions!

Thank RaheelQ
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

This is a must to stop and see while your at Trafalgar Square this monument to Admiral Nelson is very impressive right in the heart of the square. Stop and soak up the history seeing the 4 lions surrounding the column . Sit and relax...More

Thank rknack2017
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Reviewed 23 June 2018

Nelsons Column is a monument in Trafalgar square to commemorate Admiral Horatio Nelson, who died at the Battle of Trafalgar. The column is surrounded by Four Bronze Lions that have been sculptured beautifully. there are lots of interesting historical factors connected to this column.If youare...More

Thank DilrukshiH
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

Located in Trafalgar Square. Impressive feature and worth spending some time here to soak up the atmosphere.

Thank Michael C
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Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Its Nelsons Column, reaching for the sky in the middle of Trafalgar Square. There are apparently more pubs named after this man than any other human. He won wars at sea and we have placed him on top of a very tall plinth for pigeons...More

Thank chuckofcorby
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

Poor old Admiral Nelson is on top of this 51.6 meter spire (to the top of his hat) to commemorate his death at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. It was erected between 1840 and 1843 and correctly located in Trafalgar Square. Poor old Horatio;...More

Thank Oldjack
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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed visiting Nelson's Column. It's a great photo opportunity and amazing just to stand next to it and look up at it towering over you.

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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
...More
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