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Trafalgar Square

#54 of 1,515 things to do in London
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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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Address: Centre of the City, London SW1A, England
Phone Number: 0473344937
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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A 145-foot-high monument, bearing a statue of Lord Horatio Nelson guarded...

A 145-foot-high monument, bearing a statue of Lord Horatio Nelson guarded by lions, marks the spot considered the center of London.

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Feed the pidgons!

Right in the heart of the west end, this is a landmark you must visit and feed the birds. Simple cool entertainment and cheap fun!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Right in the heart of the west end, this is a landmark you must visit and feed the birds. Simple cool entertainment and cheap fun!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Love the lions--wish you could get closer to them, though! Oh, and bathrooms cost 20p so be aware!! Great for picture taking.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

On of the touristic hotspots in the city, Trafalgar Square seems to be constantly swarming with tourists. Worth a visit to explore its rich heritage.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoy just sitting here and watching the world and his wife go by. Often a street performer or 2 will hold the attention. Our most recent visit saw us looking for the Dream Jar - we found it and stayed to eat our picnic and watch the world.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Trafalgar Square is quite iconic and a must-visit while in London. It is packed with tourists throughout the year, but don't let that stop you from visiting. It makes for a great photo-opportunity or just a great place to visit with friends/family any time of the day. It houses the National Gallery which is worth checking out!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I go through here most days , many events take place here , very safe , lots of different people to see . Music , stage, shows and tourist , nice statues, easy bus routes very near , walking distance to Covent Garden or st James a great place to live near

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We watched this lovely event of switching on the tree lights. I loved the story behind the tradition and the fact that they have been true to the original with the white lights. The service was delightful and the chance to sing carols just made my night

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited London for six weeks with the kids but went everywhere but TS. A day before we left, we passed it in a bus and they couldnt believe how huge the lions looked and so we had to return for a special visit on the day we were leaving. Luckily for usthe sun was shinig and the square was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a beautifull square in London. Always full of tourist. Surrounded by impressive buildings, having in it the Column of Nelson and with two beautiful water fountains it is a great place to visit and be in awe.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One huge traffic jam of cars, all frozen at different angles, no one able to move. It is like visiting a car park, but with people in every car, stuck there. Cars and lorries and buses rammed end to end, slowly nudging each other to gain an extra few feet towards their destination. The words "over population" spring to mind.... 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 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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