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The site Trafalgar Square sits on started off as Charing, and then Charing Cross after a memorial cross that was placed there, and even during the Middle Ages it was a central meeting place. The nearby underground station is still named Charing Cross. Today it is the largest square in London,

The square was renamed Trafalgar Square to commemorate Admiral Horatio Viscount Nelson's victory at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. A British national hero, Admiral Nelson, was killed as he defeated the French and Spanish at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. This victory stopped Napoleon?s plan to invade England. In the center of the square is the Nelson?s Column, a column that is 185 feet high, with a 17 foot statue of on top of Nelson himself.

The square also contains a large number of statues and two fountains added in 1939. Surrounding the square are many important buildings. On the north side is the National Gallery; on the east side the square is bordered by the Canada House; and at the north-east corner is the St. Martin-in-the-Fields parish church.

Address: Trafalgar Square, WC2
Directions: Charing Cross or Leicester Square tubes, -
It is located at the intersections of Pall Mall, The Mall and Charing Cross Roads.

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 Mar 14, 2005
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