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

Trafalgar Square Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating Such a great atmosphere in this square so many things going on. Water fountains, statues, street acts , the vibrancy is great to sit back and take it all in. We visited twice once at twilight and once during the day. Both gave us different fantastic experiences.
D B - 3 weeks ago

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5 Star Rating Trafalgar Square, immortalized in countless films, is a cinematic oasis waiting to be explored. With its iconic water fountains, inviting sitting areas, and picturesque buildings, it offers the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable evening in London. Whether you’re people-watching from the steps of the National Gallery or admiring the beauty of Nelson’s Column, there’s something magical about this historic square.
Dhibin Suresh - a week ago

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5 Star Rating A gorgeous square surrounded by iconic London landmarks. The square was an oasis of green even though it was chilly outside. I love seeing all of the flags. No ticket is required, just walk around the square as you are taking in the London sites. All I can say is it is lovely!
Adrienne J - a month ago

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5 Star Rating Nice for a day out! No ticket is required. a gorgeous square surrounded by iconic London landmarks it was chilly outside. I love seeing all of the flags.
Massage Therapy Studio Loughton - a month ago

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5 Star Rating London's Trafalgar Square, home to famous sites including the Nelson Column and the National Gallery, is a center of movement and culture. Its open area brings people together and attracts street performers, making the environment lively. However, at busy hours, the crowds might be oppressive. All things considered, it's a must-see location that successfully blends history with modern beauty.
Utkarsh Patel - a month 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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