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- 98%History Buffs
- 86%Local Culture
- 79%Budget Travelers
- 77%Family Travelers
- 58%Nightlife Lovers
- 57%Art & Design Lovers
User Reviews (296 Reviews)
- Trafalgar SquareMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 4Oct 03, 2013
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.
- Trafalgar SquareSep 13, 2013
My first visit here was as a young child and the size, spectacle and atmosphere impressed me , leaving a lasting curiosity that when unsatisfied for many years. Why a column for this great man? and only three lions; Obvious now for his greatest Victory (pun intended!) was achieved by the use of ships in two coloumns, instead of the normal broadside to broadside, it was a huge risk that paid off startlingly, and the three Lions, there are only three on the English Flag!!!!
- Trafalgar SquareSep 13, 2013
Love Love Love Trafalgar Square!
Great memories with my Mum, brother and cousins - have visited many times and stayed one night at the Trafalgar Square Hotel (for my birthday 1996). Cannie wait to return with the kids.
- Trafalgar SquareMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Sep 13, 2013
Trafalgar Square is a public square and is located in the middle of a very busy section of London. In the summer time, you'll see kids and families come in and run around the square and large fountains. It's a popular tourist attraction and is known for big demonstrations and gatherings. I love Trafalgar Square.
- Trafalgar SquareMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7Aug 26, 2013
One of London's iconic sights, Trafalgar Square is a sometime concert hall and protest ground, as well as the home of the famous four lions. A lovely place to sit down with a coffee before heading into the National Gallery, which overlooks the square.
- Trafalgar SquareMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4Jul 29, 2013
Trafalgar Square was designed in 1820 as a memorial to Great Britain's greatest naval hero, Admiral Horatio Nelson. There's a giant column of Nelson right in the middle of the Square, and in 1860 they added the statues of the Lions. On the north side of Trafalgar Square you'll find one of the greatest museums in the world, the National Gallery.
- Trafalgar SquareMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsStudents+ 1Jun 24, 2013
I really liked Trafalgar Square. It's like the city center and so it's a very busy place. As we went there the sun was shining and people were sitting around everywhere. At the fountains, the statues or just the stairs of the National Gallery - it was a nice atmosphere. Also, it's located near a lot of touristic sights.
- Trafalgar SquareJan 20, 2013
Apart from all the historic information other reviewers have added, Trafalgar square is a great place for people watching! and pigeon watching if you may. From the Celebration of Chinese year to Xmas, you can be absolutely sure there is something happening at Trafalgar sq. every weekend. Many communities of ex-pats in London celebrate their national holidays and other events in this remarkable space.