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Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DX United Kingdom
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    I heard that the Trafalgar Square is one of the most visited public space in London, so of course, I wanted to check it out by myself! Yes, it was a very lively yet relaxing place to hang out. There were so many people sitting, passing by, and taking pictures, but the vibe of the people was not only exciting and curious but also very relaxing. Some people were just sitting on the steps chatting, some by the fountain eating lunch, and some leading against the sculptures while soaking in the warm sun.

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    A perfect place to meet and plan a day from. The Mall and Whitehall run directly from it, the National Gallery sits at one end, the National Portrait Gallery is just around the corner, St Martin-in-the-Fields is adjacent, good for classical concerts. Most great locations are very close and easily accessible by foot.

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    It's worth spending some time here, as long as you don't mind a crowd. There is a lot to see and some great photo opportunities, as well as the national gallery nearby.

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    Trafalgar Square is one of the more interesting places in London as it's more of a living monument. Located in the heart of the city surrounded by restaurants, offices, government building and the like, Trafalgar Square blends culture with a mixed lesson in history. The square is named for the Battle of Trafalgar, a naval battle in which Lord Nelson defeated Napoleon's fleet off the coast of Spain. It was a pivotal moment in the Napoleonic Wars but cost Nelson his life. A statue of Nelson surmounts the large column. At the north end of the square is an equestrian statue of Charles I, the only British monarch to ever be executed. There's also a statue of George Washington that sits on soil donated by the State of Virginia to honor GW's oath that he would never set foot on British soil again.

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    Beautiful, historical and amazing! There are things for all tastes and ages! It's the heart of London! In the day time you can find historical places to visit and learn a lot about London's history! At night there's a lot of music clubs around, for all tastes! Excellent place to spend the New Year's Eve!

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    Trafalgar Square is a wonderful square that honors Admiral Horatio Nelson, the admiral who defeated Napoleon at the naval battle of Trafalgar. The square is huge and right in the middle is a monument with a statue of Admiral Nelson overlooking the square. Only drawback is the flock of birds that "bomb" everyone.

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    Famous attraction with a large column and statute dedicated to the Great British Admiral Horatio Nelson, and his great victory over Napoleon in the Naval Battle of Trafalgar, where Nelson lost hist life. There are several other cool statutes and monuments around the square

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    Unlike Piccadilly Circus and even though it is just a massive roundabout, this is a cool place to hang: what ever the weather and whatever is happening. It is not "Eastern European" vast but it is a big space and surrounded by great buildings. Find a place to relax and just watch the world go by and ponder the fact that you are as close to the centre of the human world as you are ever likely to come - culturally and historically

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    Beautiful and historical place. It is in the heart of London and is one of the most famous squares in the UK. Nelson's Column sits in the middle of the square and is guarded by four lion statues at its base. There is also a statue of Gorge Washington gifted from the state of Virginia. It stands on-top of soil imported from the United States. They did this to honor Washington's words that "he would never again set foot on British soil." It can get congested with the busy traffic so I would suggest walking it rather than driving by.

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    Large, historic public square in the center of the city of London, United Kingdom.

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    Trafalgar Square is a prime place to take in London's diversity and history. A popular place for public rallys, the square also abuts some of the city's best museums.

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    Another if London's most famous squares, Trafalgar was high on my list of things to visit. Unfortunately, there was construction and preparation for a massive concert going on while I was in town, so most of what I got to see was partially covered or obscured. The area is nice, however!

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    This famous square is more of an interesting stop-over or walk-way when you're getting from one place to another, but it's also worth noting that it's a major (and convenient) meeting point. That means it's not only a great place to meet your friends before going somewhere harder to find, but it's also where you might see political protests, large-screen broadcasts of important football (soccer to Americans) games, or, in winter, largescale Christmas celebrations alongside a giant Christmas tree.

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    Always buzzing with different events. So close you could not imagine a better spot

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    You pretty much have to see Trafalgar Square. It gets referenced pretty much anytime anyone mentions London.

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Trafalgar Square is a large public square in central London. It takes its name from the Battle of Trafalgar, in which the English navy destroyed a coalition of French and Spanish forces. The square is home to a large memorial to Admiral Horatio Nelson, the naval commander at the time of the battle, known as Nelson’s Column, as well as multiple other sculptures and art installations. It is a popular public gathering location, and has been the site of multiple political protests and festive occasions. The square sits directly in front of the famed National and National Portrait Galleries, and is constantly populated by tourists, street performers and Londoners.

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