Trafalgar Square was built following the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The man responsible for this famous naval victory, ... More
Trafalgar Square was built following the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The man responsible for this famous naval victory, which finally destroyed French naval power and secured Britain from invasion, was Admiral Horatio Nelson. A column, with statue of Nelson at the summit is the centerpiece of the Square. At the base of the column are the renowned Landseer lions. Renovations in 2003 removed traffic lanes to make room for a sizable staircase, connecting the National Portrait Gallery to the square. The National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery border one side of the Square, and it's a good place to sit and soak up the atmosphere on a sunny day. The Square is also famous for the large number of pigeons that congregate there. It's one of the main places that visitors come to take pictures.
A square in the centre of town, together with the National Gallery and a host of other tourist attractions, makes Trafalgar Square an experience that every tourist to London should consider going to visit. I could feel the vibrant energy as I stepped into this part of town - from the traffic, bustling pedestrians and the rows of cafes that line the different streets makes it a shopper's paradise, ideal people-watching area or a sightseeing experience for the cultural tourist.
Well, if u wanna see something that's in open space, lively, here's the place to go. You won't be able to see antiques but then it's such a nice place to stop and see. Besides, it's just next to National Gallery. So, you can visit two places on the same time:)
It's worth the time to go and see it as it's also near a nice piece of the river. I walked down from Charing Cross, over Trafalgar Square (Nelson's Column), down Whitehall, past Downing Street to The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben.
Then crossed over Westminster Bridge, past the London Aquarium and London Eye. Over the Hungerford Bridge back to Charing Cross.
This would be a good place to meet somebody for a while but not somewhere I would like to spend hours.. London has beautiful parks! This is also a great place for pictures though because of the big lion statues you are able to take pictures with.
Lots of great shops and interesting people. Very crowded the weekend I was there and it was difficult to move or explore any of the shops. (I am not a crowd person and they were celebrating the Chinese New Year).
I hope to go back on a weekend when they don't have a big festival going on.
trafalgar square is in the midst of many attractions and is free which in itself makes it a worth while and easy stop. Not only is it fun to watch people of all ages climb around the statues of lions but you can also tell your frinds when the commercials for wedding bands are on tv, "hey i've been there"
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