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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
Trafalgar Square, London, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely column right in the middle of Trafalgar Sqaure paying homage to the great Naval commander Nelson.

Thank perfect_spy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a column with Nelson on the top. There is however a nice little pub over the road, you can see the column from the window while enjoying a drink.

Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The square looked really unfesitve the tree is really boring and plain and poor Nelson with no lights on him ...used to love coming to the square to look at the lights. Unimpressed

Thank aqua2swim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This modern column decorates Trafalgar square and pays tribute to Horatio Nelson. While the column itself is mostly interesting to history buffs, there's no reason whatsoever why not to enjoying during a visit to Trafalgar square.

Thank TheShis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nelson's Column is featured in every book about London and is a significant landmark. Can't miss it as you approach Trafalgar square. Walk around and see the iron lions which is said that their material came from the spoils of Trafalgar victory. You can't decipher...More

Thank Sofi N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This can be easily included on your walking tour from Piccadilly circus/Leicester square enroute to Buckingham Palace or the Westminster square. This massive square commemorates the Battle of 1805 with a status of Lord Nelson as its centre piece.The fountains with its famous lions was...More

1  Thank nilintentum_reliquit
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The portrait museum in the square is definitely worht a visit though so whilst there take a look inside free of charge.

Thank Cassandra S
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Yes it's enormous, yes it's in the grand setting of Trafalgar Square, yes it's got a Statue at the top of one of the most famous English Military Commanders of his age. And yes it has, in the Past, been restored after being damaged by...More

1  Thank APCMann
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Close to Parliament, the Thames, Westminster, Buckingham Palace and Soho, this is a great central meeting spot that is really easy to find and get to. The tube is the best option but it is easy to walk from any of these locations above also....More

1  Thank Rowena P
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Just a column,with nothing spectacular.True,placed in a nice square of London,Trafalgar square.Nothing special at it:a column,not extremely high,with a statue of Nelson admiral on the top,surrounded by some lions statues and beautiful fountains.But that's all.In max 10 minutes you see it all.

Thank zuv
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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