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.
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- Monday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
- Tuesday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
- Wednesday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
- Thursday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
- Friday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
- Saturday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
- Sunday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Category: Landmarks & Historical Buildings
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Emi K. Jan-20-2020
I would highly suggest finding a bike tour that takes you to all the main spots. It's a great way to see the sights, get a workout in and do it with a local... Read More
Grace W. Dec-17-2019
This place was okay. It is definitely very grand. I guess I didn't enjoy this square as much because there weren't very many seats available to sit.... Read More
Brian G. Nov-02-2019
Another truly iconic sight in my favorite city in the World - London! It is a huge, largely pedestrian, square. Easy to access by Tube from anywhere in the... Read More
Accommodations near Trafalgar Square:
|Tube Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|Northern and Piccadilly Lines||Leicester Square||3 MInutes|
|Bakerloo Line||Charing Cross||4 MInutes|
|District and Circle Lines||Embankment||8 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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