Your guide to London's culture and transport news and events taking place across the city.

Your guide to London's culture and transport news and events taking place across the city.

Trafalgar Square

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About Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square is a large open plaza in central London which is often used for public events, and has a number of statues and the famous Nelson's Column.

At the bottom of Nelson's column are four bronze cast lions that appear to be on guard.

One of the four plinths in the square is used for a regularly changing work of contemporary art, to contrast with the military statues on the other three.

On the north side of the square, under the steps, there is a cafe and toilet.

The square used to be famous for its pigeons, but feeding them was banned and now the population has largely gone away.
 

Address

Trafalgar Square,
Trafalgar Square,
London,
WC2N 5DX

Ticket prices

As a public square, Trafalgar Square is free to visit, although occasionally a large event may have charges or tickets to visit.

Link to Trafalgar Square's website

Opening Hours

As a public square, it is open all day every day -- but can be closed off for events at times.

Accessibility

The Square is fully accessible with a level entry at the south side and a lift to the raised walkway on the north side.

What's the nearest railway station to Trafalgar Square

The nearest station is London Charing Cross station which is 0.1 miles away.

News

Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth shortlist unveiled

Feb
19
2024

Trafalgar Square’s Christmas Tree is on its way to London

Nov
25
2023

Black on the Trafalgar Square day announced

Aug
09
2023

The National Gallery is digging a tunnel next to Trafalgar Square

Apr
21
2023

The 800-year old church of St Martin-in-the-Fields

Dec
14
2022

Tickets Alert: Son-et-Lumiere to fill St Martin-in-the-Fields

Oct
25
2022

A new sculpture has appeared on Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth

Sep
28
2022

Last chance to see Trafalgar Square’s giant ice cream

Aug
09
2022

Trafalgar Square to screen the EURO 2022 final on Sunday

Jul
28
2022

West End shows to perform for free in Trafalgar Square

Jun
01
2022

Free theatre stage and muscial performances in Trafalgar Square

Aug
26
2021

Free film screenings in Trafalgar Square

Aug
12
2021

A dollop of ice cream is art in Trafalgar Square

Aug
24
2020

Unbuilt London: London and Westminster Improved

Aug
19
2020

London’s Alleys: Brydges Place, WC2

Aug
10
2020

Wider pavements for West End streets

Feb
19
2020

Ticket Alert: Tours of Canada House

Sep
25
2019

Red Arrows to fly over London for Pride

Jul
03
2019

LEGO is launching a Trafalgar Square model kit

Apr
11
2019

Trafalgar Square to get a fifth lion next month

Aug
11
2018

Everything you (probably) didn’t know about… Trafalgar Square

Apr
18
2018

The true story about Trafalgar Square’s “smallest police station”

Apr
08
2018

Go on a tour of Canada House

Jul
09
2016

More News from the archive

Forthcoming events

An open-air performance of the Passion of Christ in Trafalgar Square.
2024-03-29
Friday, 29th Mar Starts at 12pm
 
Trafalgar Square
The Passion of Jesus in Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square
There’ll be the best of Irish arts, culture, food, music to enjoy, and more, including the spectacular annual parade.
2024-03-17
Sunday, 17th Mar 12pm to 6pm
 
Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square