Trafalgar Square

Things to Do in London

Photo Image of Trafalgar Square
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Trafalgar Square is better than an affordable thing to see and do in London, it’s free! This large, 110 metres by 110 metres (360 feet) public square opened for use in the mid-1800s, and is situated in the Westminster area of central London; it is served by the Charring Cross Underground station.

Named for Britain’s naval victory in the Battle of Trafalgar, October 1803 during the Napoleonic Wars, the square has two glorious fountains (lit at night), statues of resting lions, plus a column honouring Admiral Lord Nelson who was the commander when the battle was won.

These days, Trafalgar Square is a gathering and meeting place, a spot to relax and people-watch; often live concerts and artists displaying their works are on hand in the square. Fifteen million people stop by Trafalgar Square each year, many of those en route to other places of interest that border on the square, including the National Gallery art museum, and the bucolic St. Martins-in-the-Field church, better known as a classical music venue than a church.

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