Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square is one of the most renowned squares in all of England

Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square cc licensed photo by Shane Global Language Centres

Located in central London, Trafalgar Square is a popular tourist attraction in its own right. It is a popular social gathering place for Londoners and has served as a location for the filming of many popular movies.

This large square, which was first built in 1845, is named after the 1805 Battle of Trafalgar. The square is surrounded on three sides by roadways with the entrance to the National Gallery closing in the fourth side. Located in the center, is a commemorative column topped by a statue of Admiral Nelson who died in the Battle of Trafalgar. There are four lion statues that guard the base of Nelson's Column. Two large fountains are located in the area between Nelson's Column and the National Gallery. These fountains are lit up at night, most recently with new LED lighting.

An underground passage called a subway from Charing Cross Train and Tube Station leads directly to the square. When you first come up from the Underground you will be immediately immersed by the grandeur of the square and the surrounding area. You will feel very much in London. Trafalgar Square is an ideal place from which to start a walking tour of Central London. There are many other attractions within easy walking distance of this Central location. These include: the National Gallery, the Horse Guards Building and Parade, Saint James's Park, Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Westminster Cathedral and the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: No

Address: Trafalgar Sq, London WC2N 5DS, UK

Phone: 020 7983 4750

Official Website: Trafalgar Square


Rated 4.6 out of 5Trafalgar Square Star Rating

5 Star Rating A great place to visit, Admiral Nelson and his lions, always on duty. The Christmas stalls are very inviting with some very good merchandise and tasty food
Salome Orr - 14 days ago

5 Star Rating We had no idea just how big this was. Amazing architecture and bronze statues adorning this magnificent park. A nice place to take a break and get some pics of the beautiful fountains.
AL.360View - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating Majestic as the name itself!! Beautiful architecture. Full of people, very busy as usual. Having nice coffee shops and pubs around. London at its purest form. The National gallery is a must visit. Take a walk to the Big Ben and Westminster Abbey and you'll get to see the London Eye on the bank of river Thames.
Argha Banerjee - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating Really nice, neat and clean. Feeding pigeons isn't allowed and attracts a fine of 500£. Would have been better if I could have made time for the national art museum.
Rituparna Gupta - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating This is one of the stops on the hop-on-hop-off bus tour Lots of tourists here even on a weekday. There were nice little stalls set up for an Xmas bazaar, selling hot drinks, sweet treats and handmade home decor perfect for gifts.
Tunku Idalyn Iskandar - 10 days ago

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Tube Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Northern and Piccadilly LinesLeicester Square3 MInutes
Bakerloo LineCharing Cross4 MInutes
District and Circle LinesEmbankment8 MInutes

How to get to Trafalgar Square by Tube

From Leicester Square Station walk south along Charing Cross Road.

From Charing Cross Station take the Trafalgar Square Exit.

From Embankment Station head northwest along Villiers Street then left on Strand and slight right on Duncannon Street.

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Timelapse video of Trafalgar Square as night falls over the city
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