Trafalgar Square

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Trafalgar Square
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
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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The area
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Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 


How to get there
  • Leicester Square • 4 min walk
  • Covent Garden • 4 min walk
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SteveS1970
Coventry, UK7,100 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Whilst in London a visit to Trafalgar Square is difficult to avoid. Interesting to see the fourth plinth with its cream with a cherry on the top, plus fly and drone, lots of people where posing in front of it and we were lucky enough to see the fly past for the Japanese Emperor which was unexpected.
Written 10 May 2022
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irfanm786
Birmingham, UK67 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Trafalgar Square. Wasn't too busy. Did get asked for some money by a lady trying to sell small plastic flowers. Tube was operational. Weather was ok. Black cab driver also didn't give way to pedestrians and insisted it was his right of way as per the highway code.
Written 17 April 2022
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Wandering Wonderings
Hastings, UK3,206 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
I hadn't seen Trafalgar Square so empty in a while. A few people milling about, climbing on the lions. I still don't"get" the ice cream plinth, but what do I know?
Written 10 April 2022
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david n
Manchester, UK3,741 contributions
Apr 2022
Actually, with fewer tourists this time around, it was nice to stroll around Nelson's Column and its accompanying lions.
Written 9 April 2022
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1TraveltheWorld
Alice Springs, Australia11,760 contributions
Feb 2022
Trafalgar Square has some nice monuments including the iconic, Nelson's column.

It's located out the front of the National Gallery.

We jumped off out sightseeing tour bus for a quick look.

Have a cool drink and sit back and watch the hustle and bustle of the crowd as well as some street performers.
Written 23 March 2022
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jaimeelsabio
Maryland4,023 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
The square is just that, a plaza with a pillar in it. Unless there’s an event taking place, it’s worth a few minutes visit at most.
Written 2 March 2022
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Jon-of-HW
London, UK62 contributions
Dec 2021
Passed through this iconic site on the evening of 16th December 2021 on the way to Adelphi.
In addition to the usual attractions there was a Christmas market and carol singers which only added to the atmosphere.
It was good to see a large display of the Nativity to remind us of the true meaning of Christmas, rather than a simply a commercial marketing spend-fest.
Written 17 December 2021
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Tom
Gloucester, UK269 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
We visited in the evening when it’s all lit up and the Christmas market was in full swing. Great food stalls and Christmas present stalls.
Written 15 November 2021
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Ankit2385
Bengaluru, India470 contributions
Oct 2021
A huge space with magnificent view all around - National Gallery, Statues, Nelson columns and Fountains. There is lot of space to wander around and seating available. Gets crowded during the weekend, as some or other activity keeps happening.
Written 1 November 2021
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK153,681 contributions
Oct 2021
Love visiting Trafalgar Square. The iconic Nelson’s Column, brightly-lit fountains and statues glorifying the British Empire. Quieter than normal because you know what and much of it was fenced off thanks to some event. Would've been nice to see the square when it isn't thronged with tourists.
Written 30 October 2021
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  • Sun - Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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