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Trafalgar Square, London

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One of London’s most recognizable landmarks, Trafalgar Square is a 44 m (145 ft) high monument bearing the statue of Lord Horatio Nelson, whose distinguished service during the Napoleonic Wars secured him a reputation as one of Britain’s most heroic historical figures. The square, built around the area formerly known as Charing Cross, marks the center of the city. A number of commemorative statues and sculptures are located on the square, with one plinth (statue platform) left empty in order to host regular art exhibits. The square is used for political events and community gatherings, and most notably is the center of the city’s New Year’s Eve celebrations. Try to make a photo stop here while you're in town. Check online for special events. Put Trafalgar Square at the forefront of your travel plans using our London holiday planning site.
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  • Nice to walk all around the Trafalgar Square area despite how busy it is as it is the central area of London that divides the west and east ends. There were a lot of gates up all around Trafalgar... 
    Nice to walk all around the Trafalgar Square area despite how busy it is as it is the central area of London that divides the west and east ends. There were a lot of gates up all around Trafalgar...  more »
  • The very centre of London and home to all kinds of public street events. We went during the women's Euros, for the Fan Park, which was well organised and fun. 
    The very centre of London and home to all kinds of public street events. We went during the women's Euros, for the Fan Park, which was well organised and fun.  more »
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  • This place, especially in front of the National Gallery, used to be nice but become a haven for street hawkers and so-called living statues and other street performers. Since the pandemic it is a little more pleasant but it still attracts those trying to fleece passing tourists. Much more pleasant in the Square itself.
  • Trafalgar Square is a public square in central London. The site is a significant landmark. The Square's name commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar. The Nelson's Column, Lion Sculptures and Fountains are the most popular attractions at the square. The square is a place for community gatherings and political demonstrations. It’s a place of relaxed atmosphere in the late afternoon.

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