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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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  • Average21%
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Trafalgar Square, London, England
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you walk along Whitehall, Nelson’s Column is in view at the end. The iconic statue of Trafalgar Square is definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely Stunning to see this wonderful landmark,so much history and culture it is wonderful to be here.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been lucky enough to travel to a number of cities with spectacular central squares, think of Venice, Paris, Rome etc., but little beats Trafalgar Square with the Column in the centre. On a bright spring morning, with the statue in full sun it...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Nelson's Column dominates Trafalgar Square, named for one of Britain's greatest naval battles and Admiral. With a short walk there is the National Gallery on one side of the Square, St. Martins-in-the-Fields & Admiralty Arch leading to Pall Mall and Buckingham Palace. The Houses of...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

I had the chance to view it during the recent cold snap and it was interesting to see it with frozen surroundings. I was actually shivering but it was an unusual sight.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

It would be great to be able to see to the top and see views from it, even if simulated or just photos to help understand its scale and add to the magnificence of it.

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Reviewed 23 February 2018

This is in Trafalgar Square and the actual statue is so high up you cannot see Nelson unless you have a pair of binoculars! Probably can see it better on top of a double decker bus as you pass by.

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Nelson's Column is a really lovely monument to a great British hero. It is located in Trafalgar square and it is its centrepiece. It was constructed in the mid-19th century. It's definitely worth visiting.

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Hasn't changed at all in 40 years except maybe new Pigeons ? No trip to London would be complete without a walk around Trafalgar Square & seeing the Admiral perched on High ! It's nice when some things don't change I reckon ?

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Reviewed 8 February 2018

Located in Traflagar square, Nelson's column is the central point of interest in the whole square. The column itself has a base 1-1.2m high, cornered with 4 lion statues. A London iconic atraction, has to be seen. Best pictures can be taken from Whitehall street...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
...More
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