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Trafalgar Square

Piccadilly, London
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  • Melissa M.
    "Just beautiful and right next to the magnificent National Gallery!"(40 Tips)
    Tendai Dephine N.
    "Love the black lion statues, so regal !"(19 Tips)
    Bijan Y.
    "Queues for best pic spots to crowds to pigeons and museums."(24 Tips)
    Social News Network
    "A beautiful setting in the heart of London."(9 Tips)
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  • lions
  • people watching
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  • Nouf Q.
    Nouf Q.January 5, 2016
    Oxford street as starting point and go on to Regent street until you reach Trafalgar Square enjoy it's sights and sounds then go on your way to London eye.. Perfect walk!!
    Upvoted Jun 21
  • Social News Network
    Social News NetworkNovember 16, 2013
    A beautiful setting in the heart of London. Check out the National Gallery art museum and Nelson's Column, a monument to Admiral Horatio Nelson. Watch out for all the pigeons!
  • David B.
    David BarkerMay 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Walk towards Buckingham Palace, and you'll walk under three arches. The arch on the right has a nose stuck onto it, about 8 feet from the ground.
  • Alastair H.
    Alastair HiltonSeptember 16, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great and worth a visit. Even living in London I love this place. And I still like climbing on the lions;)
  • Ali H.
    Ali HanafiahNovember 4, 2016
    A place where pigeons fly past your face! There's a lot of performance and people watching. Take time to relax and ride the lion statues. Spend time to discover National Gallery
  • Gary H.
    Gary HorOctober 8, 2016
    Snap a photo in the square. If you come early in the morning when there's not a tourist in sight, the scene is rather peaceful. If you arrive in the morning, you'll get to enter the Gallery early too.
  • May ♍.
    May ♍May 23, 2015
    I mean if you're not from London you just gotta go there! It's like going to Disney land and not grabbing Mickey for a selfie!! Community square where lots of amazing entertainment happen
  • Amélie D.
    Amélie DcrlApril 16, 2016
    I like going there especially when there are celebrations. It's even better when the sun is shining! And the National Gallery is just a few steps from it ;)
  • ✈✈ Mhmtali. ✈✈
    A wonderful place for people watching on a sunny day or as a romantic meeting place at dusk, but look out for the pigeons. A visit to the National Gallery is also highly recommended.
  • Dimas
    DimasJune 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    A great place to sit on the steps that lead to the National Gallery and relax. Great views and a beautiful gathering plaza in the center of London.
  • Cenker K.
    Cenker KöseMarch 30, 2016
    Real centre of London! Most of the "point of interests" and touristic places (Covent Garden, Soho, etc) are in walking distance. Don't forget to visit National Gallery (entrance free).
  • Никита Ш.
    Nice place with great architecture and monuments. Bookstore at the corner of Strand and Nortumberland is amazing. The best currency exchange rates are at the corner of Whitehall and Nortumberland.
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatFebruary 28, 2012
    Be sure to visit the largest square in London where you will find the tall Nelson’s Column and gorgeous fountains. Sit on the big steps leading up to the National Gallery for a fantastic view.
    HISTORY UKAugust 9, 2011
    Every year a Norway Spruce is erected here and decorated as part of the Christmas festivities. The tree is a gift of thanks from the Norwegians for Britain's support during the Second World War
  • Michael N.
    Michael NataleAugust 9, 2016
    Great place to people watch. One of the best squares / plazas I've visited. Shopping nearby. Stop in to the National Gallery to catch some impressive art.
    Otel.comOctober 11, 2011
    This famous public space is home to the monument of Nelson's Column, surrounded by the iconic lion statues. Other notable features here include the 4 plinths and the fountains (amazing at night).
  • Jeffrey Z.
    Jeffrey ZeldmanOctober 17, 2012
    Gorgeous public space in London's City of Westminster. Site of former Charing Cross. Wikipedia: "The present architecture of the square is due to Sir Charles Barry and was completed in 1845."
  • Erica P.
    Erica P.December 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    It's very difficult to choose my favorite place in London, but perhaps under torture, I would choose to Trafalgar Square. National Gallery is located there, and Picadilly Circus is a minute walk.
  • Maretha F.
    Maretha FiscellaMarch 1, 2011
    A wonderful place for people watching on a sunny day or as a romantic meeting place at dusk, but look out for the pigeons. A visit to the National Gallery is also highly recommended :D
  • Louis Vuitton
    Louis VuittonMay 19, 2010
    A wonderful place for people watching on a sunny day or as a romantic meeting place at dusk, but look out for the pigeons. A visit to the National Gallery is also highly recommended.
  • Chris H.
    Chris HainesOctober 21, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    There will always be plenty of people around here but it's such a famous landmark. I live walking through at night when the fountains are lit up and it's calmer.
  • Roslyn-Nicole F.
    Roslyn-Nicole FordApril 7, 2014
    a hangout spot for teens at night and on the weekends, alot of protests happen here, very nice place to bring the family for a picnic at the fountains.
  • Britannica
    BritannicaAugust 3, 2011
    Trafalgar Square was constructed between the 1820s and ’40s on the site of the former King’s Mews. It is flanked by the National Gallery and the church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
  • Clmedi
    ClmediJuly 30, 2014
    It is a lively place often used for a wide range of activities including: special events and celebrations like the Royal Wedding, Olympics One Year to Go, St Patrick's Day and Chinese New Year
  • Gaëlle
    GaëlleOctober 30, 2016
    The best thing of Trafalgar Square is there is always an activity or event. And it close to the national portrait gallery.
  • Gizem E.
    Gizem EzgiSeptember 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Perfect meeting place and usually crowded. In the afternoons, you can't find a place to sit and eat your meal. You should visit St. Martin in the Fields and National Gallery
  • Chris B.
    Chris BauerDecember 23, 2016
    Imagine how crowded it was at the end of wwii. Great history here. Lots of nearby attractions too.
  • Andy L.
    Andy LoveJuly 12, 2015
    One of my favourite spots in London. Always nice to grab a meal, sit down and do some people watching.
  • Magdalena M.
    The heart of London where there are always zillions of people. But on good weather it's a perfect place to watch the buzzing
  • David R.
    David RobertsMay 17, 2011
    Nelson's column; the centrepiece of the Square, has four lions and four pieces depicting Nelson's greatest battles, all made from melted Cannons of the French he defeated at Trafalgar. Read more
    Otel.comApril 2, 2013
    Did you know that Norway always sends a huge Christmas tree to the square, as a token of gratitude for Britain's help during the Second World war.
  • Michael F.
    Michael FitzgeraldFebruary 11, 2015
    Watch out for the con artists in this area! Especially on the steps, if someone comes up to you with a piece of string walk away, say no or you'll be out of pocket by up to £20!
  • RDI Online
    RDI OnlineAugust 20, 2013
    An inspiring place to study on a sunny day! When studying theory make associations with real life examples, which will help you remember more easily.
  • Rachel
    RachelOctober 18, 2015
    Iconic spot for tourist, don't forget to visit the National Gallery! It's pretty interesting inside, plus, that's the place for loo 🙈 (if you need)
  • Anna K.
    Anna KainbergerAugust 29, 2012
    Located right at Trafalgar Square is The Trafalgar - a hotel - check out the stylish cocktail bar - but be careful: the cocktails are strong!
  • Martin J.
    Martin JeszkeDecember 3, 2011
    Excellent place to visit and mix with many different people from various countries. There are usually several very talented people displaying their creative work
  • Emily M.
    Emily MohrAugust 7, 2014
    Right in front of the national gallery. Sit by the fountains or on the monuments and enjoy your packed lunch and some people watching.
  • Wladimir A.
    Wladimir AlbujaMarch 27, 2016
    Nice when sunny and cold when cloudy. Perfect meeting point for tourist and good start to tour across the city.
  • Yarn L.
    Yarn LamApril 5, 2015
    This place is always buzzing and lively! As with all crowded places, take care of yourself.
  •  Carlos N.
     Carlos NavaOctober 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    A very nice place surrounded by nice views. Wifi for free near the fountain
  • Sasha S.
    Sasha SSeptember 20, 2014
    Cool blue chicken sculpture symbolizes the unreality of the world and brings a sense o hallucination in the strict architecture. I love it 💙💙💙
  • Nick C.
    Nick CochonneauJuly 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Fantastic place to relax, surrounded by shops and right next to Covent Garden, Leicester Square and Buckingham Palace
  • Natasha 'Tashster' B.
    Natasha 'Tashster' BrassingtonFebruary 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Photos on the steps, sitting on the steps, frolics in the forbidden fountain and generally being observed by Lord Nelson on high is all a part of the experience of this meeting place.
  • Jose L.
    Jose LopezFebruary 6, 2015
    Right in the middle of London, one of the must iconic plazas!! And in front of national gallery, portrait gallery !!
  • Alessandro C.
    Alessandro CandeoDecember 28, 2015
    The heart of London, the first place you should go for planning your visit. Great street artists all day long.
  • Film 2.
    Film 2240May 4, 2013
    Take your time browsing around as there's lots to see
  • Nathalia L.
    Nathalia LimaSeptember 27, 2016
    Just sit on the stairs and relax alter visiting the National Gallery that you'll feel almost british! 🇬🇧
  • Holly B.
    Holly BassettAugust 8, 2014
    Yes… there are a lot of tourists sitting on the steps leading up to the National Gallery. Yes… there are even more tourists trying to mount the lions on Nelson's Column.
  • Chris 
    Chris January 28, 2015
    Great place to just hang or get some rest before or after your visit to the National Gallery.
  • STA Travel U.S.
    STA Travel U.S.June 20, 2011
    TRAVEL FACT: Located in the heart of London, this popular square is the backdrop for many well-known films and TV shows, and is a common meeting place for events and festivals.
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