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Trafalgar Square

#55 of 1,568 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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Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square It is the center of beautiful London. Close to attractions There are a lot of lions. And i ride it

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Trafalgar Square It is the center of beautiful London. Close to attractions There are a lot of lions. And i ride it

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's central to so many things which visitors will want to see that you can't miss it. There are street artists and performers and there's always a nice atmosphere...unless it rains.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

All around are things to see and do. The history here is great to see, and you also have the National Gallery here, and the Museum not too far as well as other spots. The center is bustling with activity and things to see as well. The urban legend that Trafalgar's statue has an electric current in it was amusing... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lots of life and activity at Trafalgar Square. The National Gallery is right there and one can easily walk to Westminster, Whitehall, Big Ben, Covent Garden, the Strand etc from the square.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the first place I photographed in London. What a historical city London is. Every street and every square tells a story. Traflgar is no different. Go there for nice shots or to take the bus for a tour. The visitor centre for the original London tour is nearby.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What an ambiance!! perfect for all ages, a lot of street arts and sculptures with fountains. One picture with the lions is a must. I could spend hours sitting there, listening to the music and watching the crowd. Big Ben is 10 min walk from here and Leicester square is 5 min away. TIP: Do not miss national art gallery... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this is the heart of town for me. I simply love the open space, the buskers, the national Portrait gallery and my favorite St martin in the Fields. Christmas here is magical

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was put up in memory of Nelson if you look carefully you can see were the Captain stood. Tourists don't come here unless you have a camera.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Trafalgar Square is the symbolic piazza of London. It is immense, but not chaotic. The National Gallery is also located there. It is a must to see in the British capital.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A good starting point for a visit to London. At the south end, you have Nelson's column with it's famous lions, with Whitehall straight ahead leading to Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Downing Street and Horseguards. Moving west, the mall leads to Buckingham Palace. On the North is the NationalGallery. Keep going and across the road is St Martins in the Field... 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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