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Trafalgar Square

#54 of 1,558 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
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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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Great energy, also great place to people watch

Spend some time at Trafalgar Square, there is always a good energy around and you get to see a lot of interesting people and things.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spend some time at Trafalgar Square, there is always a good energy around and you get to see a lot of interesting people and things.

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A great spot to watch the crowds or enjoy the nearby museums and restaurants. Less fun when it attracts demonstrators.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Central London at it's busiest and best. Close to The Mall, Oxford Street and The National Gallery. Taxi's, Buses and Bikes swarm round the square and tourists flock to see the famous column, the lions and of course the pigeons. Step back from the traffic and enjoy.

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The National Gallery, the Statues, the Fountains, the street entertainment every day and the ability to sit or stand and watch the World go by. Take in the atmosphere, have pictures taken with Nelson, the great lions etc. Health & Safety has gone a bit mad however and they are now taping off certain areas however, still a must see... More 

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We were there the day before and, as usual, it was overcrowded with locals and tourists. There was no point taking any photos because the statues were crowded with tourists and some even climbed onto the statues and sat on them. This is a bad practice because it spoils the beauty of the place and also may cause damage to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

All the distances you may see on roads leading to London relate to the statue of Charles the 2 (or 1st?) on the south side of the square. A good thing to know, and a great place to go!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place to soak up the buzz and energy of central London. Day or night, early or late this place is buzzing! Often will buy a Costa and just sit and people watch, top location!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Trafalgar Square is a nice place. It's like a little centrum when you arrive from different directions. Ofcourse the National Gallery is there, which is worth to visit. But also the fountain is nice too see with the big lion statues sitting next to it.

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Only saw from the bus tour, but would definitely get off next time and walk about. So much to see in London.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Whilst on a recent visit to Trafalgar Square we came across two interesting details. The first was a quest to locate the famous NOSE reputed to be embedded in adjacent Admiralty Arch. We spotted a couple of people photographing something under an arch on the nearside between busy roads - it was the elusive elevated NOSE! In eventual conversation with... 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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