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Trafalgar Square

#54 of 1,514 things to do in London
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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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Address: Centre of the City, London SW1A, England
Phone Number: 0473344937
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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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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Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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National Gallery and Trafalgar Square Tour in London
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BUSY BUSY BUSY NEVER BORING

I go through here most days , many events take place here , very safe , lots of different people to see . Music , stage, shows and tourist , nice statues, easy bus routes very... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I go through here most days , many events take place here , very safe , lots of different people to see . Music , stage, shows and tourist , nice statues, easy bus routes very near , walking distance to Covent Garden or st James a great place to live near

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We watched this lovely event of switching on the tree lights. I loved the story behind the tradition and the fact that they have been true to the original with the white lights. The service was delightful and the chance to sing carols just made my night

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited London for six weeks with the kids but went everywhere but TS. A day before we left, we passed it in a bus and they couldnt believe how huge the lions looked and so we had to return for a special visit on the day we were leaving. Luckily for usthe sun was shinig and the square was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a beautifull square in London. Always full of tourist. Surrounded by impressive buildings, having in it the Column of Nelson and with two beautiful water fountains it is a great place to visit and be in awe.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One huge traffic jam of cars, all frozen at different angles, no one able to move. It is like visiting a car park, but with people in every car, stuck there. Cars and lorries and buses rammed end to end, slowly nudging each other to gain an extra few feet towards their destination. The words "over population" spring to mind.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of London's focal points, if not THE focal point...surrounded on all sides by history and the arts

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of my favourite spots in London! Here tourists stand by the National Gallery and enjoy watching Street artists performing. There is always something going on... l love sitting by the fountain and watching people trying to climb the lion statues :)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Apart from the Big Ben and the London eye, Trafalgar Square is synonymous with London. The place where people of all walks converge. The steps in front if the national library is also a much photograph spots. Plenty of buskers and traders of quirks as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Trafalgar Square is the main square in London and worth visit. Any evening you go, the place is bubbly and full of enthusiastic people.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Unable to access the square as the Christmas tree is being up, but the lions and nelsons column can still be seen. A good advantage point is from the steps of the national gallery

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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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