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Trafalgar Square, London: 248 reviews and 447 photos

  Nelson's Column
by sjvessey

A short walk south from the shopping delights of Piccadilly Circus is Trafalgar Square, home to 97 percent of London's pigeon population. Not forgetting the world famous Nelson's Column. Of course, feeding the pigeons is now illegal, and they are generally regarded as vermin, akin to rats. But that doesn't stop people.

Get your photo taken in front of the Column (it's 'unique quality' being, naturally, that it's the only one in the world). Erected in honour of Lord Horatio Nelson, architect of the famous victory over the Spanish at the Battle of Trafalgar, the Column dominates the Square, with old Horatio peering into the South, presumably towards the Spanish (or perhaps the French). Try not to fall in the fountains or get run over by a manic cab driver as you try to negotiate the high speed traffic which flows round the Square on all sides.

Address: Trafalgar Square. Look on a map.
Directions: Charing Cross or Leicester Square tubes
Phone: +44 20 7983 4750
Website: https://www.london.gov.uk/about-us/our-building-and-squares/trafalgar-square%20?source=vanityurl

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  • Updated Jun 15, 2004
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