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Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square in London

Trafalgar Square is undoubtedly the most representative and famous square in London, undisputed famous place by Londoners, with a steady influx of tourists who consider this place a must visit site in London.

The hallmark of this Square built in 1845 is the great column, which pays tribute to Admiral Horatio Nelson, who was victorious at the Battle of Trafalgar, which gives its name to the busy square.

This column reaches a height of 50 meters, topped by a sculpture of Vice Admiral. Surrounding the obelisk you can see the bronze sculpture of a giant lion shaped by the architect Sir Edwin Lutyens.

North of the square is the building overlooking Trafalgar Square. This is the National Gallery, which holds the largest collection of paintings with works spanning England from 1250 to 1900.

Another building worth admiring is the church of St Martin in the northwest corner.

Charing Cross is the name of a street out from the square. This point corresponds the kilometer zero of London.

Around Trafalgar Square are other busiest areas of London with numerous restaurants, cinemas, cafes and shops. These areas are Chinatown and Soho.

Additional information

Trafalgar Square
Metro: stop at Charing Cross station

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