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Trafalgar Square, London England
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Regents Canal Waterbus boat tour Camden Town to Little Venice

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From modern day urban graffiti, unique architecture, industrial history to landscaped gardens and wildlife, the route gives an insight to the unique mix that forms this part of London.<br><br>Travel on a converted traditional narrowboat
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Ray wrote a review Mar 2021
Staines, United Kingdom713 contributions103 helpful votes
The one eyed and one armed good ol' Admiral Horatio Nelson. Britain's greatest war hero has been given the highest spot in the city. This is the most central point in London geographically and touristy as hell. The whole column including 4 lions has been copied by many countries and the cheap looking smaller replicas can be found in many different cities around the world. During WW2, Hitler was so impressed with this imposing powerful structure that he ordered German air force to not bomb it so he could move and reinstall it in Berlin. Even though the statue is high above and far away from any vandalism but it's the favourite spot for protesters of various causes who have a habit of climbing to the top to make their point. It's also been a victim of lightning and pesty pigeons which is why it has to be steam cleaned every now and then. Wish the Royal Navy would employ some snipers 24/7 in honor of him to shoot all the pigeons that crap everywhere as well as the people who feed them.
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Date of experience: March 2021
therichastill wrote a review Dec 2020
Stevenage, United Kingdom1296 contributions370 helpful votes
Nelson's Column is a tribute to Lord Horatio Nelson who was killed in the Battle of Trafalgar which took place in South West Spain. The column has 4 lions at the base and is located in Trafalgar Square. There are a number of fountains in the square and at Christmas time the square plays host to a Christmas Tree donated by Norway as a reminder of what the British did during the Second World War. If you want to see Nelson's Column it's easy to get to from various different locations and the nearest Tube station is Charing Cross which is served by the Northern and Bakerloo lines.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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jeffryb wrote a review Sep 2020
Keysborough, Australia371 contributions102 helpful votes
Nelson's Column is in the middle of one of London's busiest traffic intersections., Trafalgar Square. The Column is 170 feet (50 metres) tall. Admiral Nelson led the English fleet to victory at the Battle of Trafalgar, the Royal Navy's greatest victory By the way, look out for trhe lions at the base of the Column.
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Date of experience: September 2020
Jeffry b wrote a review Sep 2020
Essendon, Australia7212 contributions2349 helpful votes
Nelson's Column is in the middle of Trafalgar Square. It is one of London's greatest landmarks. The column is 169 feet (51 meters) tall. Admiral Nelson commanded the fleet that defeated Napoleon's navy at Trafalgar and saved England from invasion. We had a good look at the column when we went to the National Gallery, which is nearby.
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Date of experience: September 2020
Alice R wrote a review Mar 2020
Hobart, Australia7892 contributions639 helpful votes
We were on a hop on hop off bus and just had to stop here, the column is the focal point of the square, surrounded by lions, it can be seen from quite a distance.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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