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Nelson's Column

Trafalgar Square, London, England
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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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Trafalgar Square, London, England
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Located in Trafalgar Square. Impressive feature and worth spending some time here to soak up the atmosphere.

Thank Michael C
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Its Nelsons Column, reaching for the sky in the middle of Trafalgar Square. There are apparently more pubs named after this man than any other human. He won wars at sea and we have placed him on top of a very tall plinth for pigeons...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Poor old Admiral Nelson is on top of this 51.6 meter spire (to the top of his hat) to commemorate his death at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. It was erected between 1840 and 1843 and correctly located in Trafalgar Square. Poor old Horatio;...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed visiting Nelson's Column. It's a great photo opportunity and amazing just to stand next to it and look up at it towering over you.

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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Stunning location, centrally located between big. Ben, downing st, Leicester Square, pi Adell I circus and Buckingham terrace. On a nice warm day u can spend hours just watching the world go by. Well with the visit

Thank Amer H
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

A fitting tribute to a great man, with the lions at the foot of the column and the four bronze relief panels made from the melted down cannons from captured French ships, top draw. 👍

Thank Steve57C
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

If you walk along Whitehall, Nelson’s Column is in view at the end. The iconic statue of Trafalgar Square is definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Absolutely Stunning to see this wonderful landmark,so much history and culture it is wonderful to be here.

Thank coen_12
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

We have been lucky enough to travel to a number of cities with spectacular central squares, think of Venice, Paris, Rome etc., but little beats Trafalgar Square with the Column in the centre. On a bright spring morning, with the statue in full sun it...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Nelson's Column dominates Trafalgar Square, named for one of Britain's greatest naval battles and Admiral. With a short walk there is the National Gallery on one side of the Square, St. Martins-in-the-Fields & Admiralty Arch leading to Pall Mall and Buckingham Palace. The Houses of...More

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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
...More
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