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Trafalgar Square

#56 of 1,616 things to do in London
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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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Address: Centre of the City, London SW1A, England
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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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Great place to visit, fountains are lovely and or up at night. Great photo opportunity and a really nice day put, great to people watch

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Bev R
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place to visit, fountains are lovely and or up at night. Great photo opportunity and a really nice day put, great to people watch

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It's a square and it's busy. There's a lot to see - the closest mainline station is Charing Cross and it's a three minute walk. There's buskers and other street entertainment - the famous fountain and Nelson's Column. As a child, I remember going to feed the pigeons in Trafalgar Square - you bought a bag of corn and stood... More 

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Oviedo, Florida
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Trafalgar Square is a huge open area that's busy nearly all of the time. There are lots of people coming and going and there are many nearby places to get a drink or a bite to eat. If people watching is your thing, there are endless opportunities to do so as well. Include a visit here to take in the... More 

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Great location to sit back and people watch. Architecture surrounding the area is beautiful, as well.

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It has unique sightseeing of the national gallery and it a perfect place to start your tour of London. There is a station of the tube.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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I was there dad!! On our bikes the best way to explore London...we found the square my father couldn't pronounce..

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You cannot visit London as a tourist without visiting Trafalgar Square. Amazing and as grand as anything in the city.

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Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
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A nice place with alot of history but for us we didnt find there was much to do for us. But still need to see it for the history.

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Enjoy the open space - lovely when sunny. Look at the "4th plinth" - it's a space for new sculpture. At the moment it is a giant thumb.

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In such a small area in the heart of London our version of the continental now its on a piazza and pedestrian friendly..lol ..with the Grand Fountains and beautiful Bronze Lions and the Old Admiral taking centre stage and surrounded by my favourite periods of architecture you can use Trafalgar as you base postion and head N.S.E.W and they will... 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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