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Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DX United Kingdom

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  • 76%
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  • 71%
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  • Trafalgar Square
    Max Smith
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    5 Feb 05, 2014

    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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    Lauren Baker
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    5 Dec 31, 2013

    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
    Laura Conklin
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    3 Dec 19, 2013

    As a tourist I visited this area, but it doesn't take much time to see. Enjoyed the national museum behind it though, which was free to get into.

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  • Trafalgar SquarePro 2014
    D'Maris Coffman
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    4 Nov 25, 2013

    Charming and slightly shameless monument to empire, this is for many of us the centre of London. If you've not started a romance amongst the pigeons, you are not a Londoner!

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    Laurel W
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    3 Nov 18, 2013

    Trafalgar Square sits in front of the National Gallery. But you can enjoy art in the Square itself. Check out Nelson's Column and the plinths which sit at the corners of the square. The empty fourth plinth is the site of ever changing artistic works. And everyone climbs one of the lions to take a photo.

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    Stanley Chan
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    4 Nov 13, 2013

    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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  • Trafalgar Square
    Daniel Mason-D'Croz
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    4 Nov 12, 2013

    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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    Kat Von B (Travelinggreek)
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    4 Oct 25, 2013

    There is always action and great people watching in Trafalgar Square. It reminds my of Time Square in NYC but with tons more personality

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  • Trafalgar Square
    Rachel Greene
    3 Oct 20, 2013

    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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  • Trafalgar Square
    Molly Freedenberg
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    3 Oct 19, 2013

    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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Description:

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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