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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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  • Average21%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Trafalgar Square, London, England
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a column with a statue of Nelson at the top. Nelson was an Admiral in the navy a long time ago. It's in the middle of Trafalgar Square which celebrates a naval battle where Admiral Nelson lost a body part but survived I think.

Thank Allen H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Square is named after a famous battle in which one-eyed, one-armed Admiral Nelson triumphed. Atop the column, Nelson's empty sleeve is draped across his chest and he proudly stands in the uniform of his country and rank. He gave his life, cut down by...More

Thank on_the_go_98765
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is just one of the "things you have to do as a tourist" in this city. Check it out and take all the photos for your happy snaps.

Thank GotUsWandering
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An outstanding column to one of Britain's heroes, quite rightly in one of the most prominent positions in the city.

Thank KS&HC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of London's icons. Take your pictures like everybody else did, and enjoy the views. Many buses pass nearby.

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very pretty but watch out for pigeon poop :) if u love watching people and the world go by it's a lovely spot to have a quick bite on the go whilst touring the rest of London

Thank Mala N
Reviewed 9 September 2017

This is very impressive, but the area gets very busy. It's a lot cleaner now that they have gotten rid of the pigions.

Thank hsasmith
Reviewed 5 September 2017

One of the most famous landmarks of London and probably needs to be on any tourists list of things to see that are iconic about London. I always find it qute reassuring when I see it pop up around the corner as i know where...More

Thank KevinRayment
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Nelson's Column is a monument in Trafalgar Square to honour Admiral Nelson who died at the battle of trafalgar in 1805. The column was built from Dartmoor granite and was finished in 1843. The huge bronze lions were designed and built separately and added in...More

Thank rayrest
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful trip and London has so much to do and see! I'm very glad I took the time and money to do this unplanned visit as it was spur of the moment. The people were pleasant,resilient, welcoming and helpful. It IS Expensive and...More

Thank Mike E
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
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