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Nelson's Column

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Address: Trafalgar Square, London, England
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Ranked as one of London's greatest landmarks, this 185-foot high monument...

Ranked as one of London's greatest landmarks, this 185-foot high monument (circa 1843) looks down on the busy streets, fountains and swirling traffic of Trafalgar Square.

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Remember a Hero

The column was erected in the rememberance of a hero: Horatio Nelso who died in the battle of Trafalgar. The placement at the end of the square is interesting and in armony with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The column was erected in the rememberance of a hero: Horatio Nelso who died in the battle of Trafalgar. The placement at the end of the square is interesting and in armony with the surrounding building.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

In the center of Trafalgar Square stands Nelson's Column. The monument was built in 1843 as a tribute to Admiral Horatio Nelson who died in the battle of Trafalgar. A must see!!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The nelsons column was erected in honor of Nelson near Trafalgar Square. It's actually one big complex.. nice spot and with a history lesson..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brought my son here to see a famous London landmark. It's huge, looks a lot cleaner now and a wonderful free attraction in the heart of Trafalgar Square

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the centre of Trafalgar square, this tall column is topped with a statue of this great man. It used to be black with soot etc but now days is cleaned. Excellent place to spend a few hours!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's one of the best free attractions in London. A great space which regularly changing sculpture and the ever present column and lions. Always a pleasure to what the world go by here.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Honoring a giant of Brit history. In the middle of London. If its not raining you can look at it a while.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This statue is impressive and you can enjoy it by sitting near the fountains. Its a great area. You can feed pigeons but there are not many nowadays as the food sellers have gone. The tiny police office makes a good photo.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in Trafalgar Square the column looks south the Westminster and is very impressive at 50 plus meters in height. It is one of many such interesting places in London and not to be missed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must do Great central location and the Column looks impressive. Got loads of things around here with the Square, Whitehall etc Charing Cross is underneath, which offers great transport links on the underground to anywhere else Another location in London where you must take photos

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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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