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About the 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.

IMPORTANT - Although venues are reopening, their hours may differ from normal, and most now need prebooking before you visit.


Address

Trafalgar Square,
Trafalgar Square,
London,
WC2N 5DX

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Fequently asked questions

What's the nearest railway station to Trafalgar Square

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


Trafalgar Square - Latest News

Free theatre stage and muscial performances in Trafalgar Square
Free theatre stage and muscial performances in Trafalgar Square

A celebration of the theatre stage and musicals will fill Trafalgar Square next month, as a free event.

Free film screenings in Trafalgar Square
Free film screenings in Trafalgar Square

Six blockbuster movies filmed or set in London will be shown on a big screen in Trafalgar Square later this month – for free.

A dollop of ice cream is art in Trafalgar Square
A dollop of ice cream is art in Trafalgar Square

Unveiled recently, Trafalgar Square has gained a giant dollop of ice cream with a cherry on top as the latest modern art installation for the 4th plinth.

Unbuilt London: London and Westminster Improved
Unbuilt London: London and Westminster Improved

In 1766, a plan was published for the improvements of London and Westminster that could have resulted in Trafalgar Square as we know it today looking rather more like Leicester Square.

London’s Alleys: Brydges Place, WC2
London’s Alleys: Brydges Place, WC2

This is the alley near Trafalgar Square that isn’t the narrowest in London, although it is often claimed to be. It’s also less famous for Queens, of both sorts.

Wider pavements for West End streets
Wider pavements for West End streets

The two roads that run from Leicester Square towards Trafalgar Square are to get a major revamp with wider pavements and fewer cars.

Ticket Alert: Tours of Canada House
Ticket Alert: Tours of Canada House

The Canadian High Commission occupies a newly-renovated grand building overlooking Trafalgar Square, and is not generally open to the public to wander in.

Red Arrows to fly over London for Pride
Red Arrows to fly over London for Pride

Look to the skies this Saturday (6th July) at the Red Arrows will fly over central London.

LEGO is launching a Trafalgar Square model kit
LEGO is launching a Trafalgar Square model kit

If you fancy an architectural model of Trafalgar Square, made from LEGO, then you’ll be able to have one in just a few weeks time.

Trafalgar Square to get a fifth lion next month
Trafalgar Square to get a fifth lion next month

A red lion will be added to Trafalgar Square next month, as part of the London Design Festival.

Trafalgar Square: Everything you ever wanted to know about it
Trafalgar Square: Everything you ever wanted to know about it

Trafalgar Square – the history, the hidden tunnels, the statues, the lions, the column, the so-called police station, the imperial measures, and even some woolly mammoths.

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

You might have seen a small round cubicle on the edge of Trafalgar Square and been told it’s the London’s smallest police station. You might have been told that it was an idea of Sir Lionel Edwards. Both are wrong.

Go on a tour of Canada House
Go on a tour of Canada House

For two hundred years, you’ve been a grand stately building in a prime part of London, but just recently, holes have been knocked in your backside, and lots of modern art scattered around your grand rooms.

Modern Kazakhstani art appears next to Trafalgar Square
Modern Kazakhstani art appears next to Trafalgar Square

Apart from the political transformation, revolutions often throw up blasts of cultural output as repressed people explode in a frenzy of creativity.

Trafalgar Square’s traffic lights change for Pride
Trafalgar Square’s traffic lights change for Pride

Around 50 pedestrian traffic signals around Trafalgar Square have had their ‘walk’ image replaced with new diversity images as part of the celebrations for Gay Pride this coming weekend.

Ticket Alert: Tours of Canada House
Ticket Alert: Tours of Canada House

The Canadian High Commission occupies a newly-renovated grand building overlooking Trafalgar Square, and is not generally open to the public to wander in.

Unbuilt London: The Trafalgar Square Blob
Unbuilt London: The Trafalgar Square Blob

Today where a classical Victorian hotel stands overlooking Trafalgar Square, there should be a massive white curved pyramid — the Blob.

Unbuilt London: Trafalgar Square as a Multi-Storey Car Park
Unbuilt London: Trafalgar Square as a Multi-Storey Car Park

Trafalgar Square’s a big empty space isn’t it? Surrounded by roads full of cars looking for somewhere to park. What a waste of space it is. Let’s turn it into a car park!

Unbuilt London: A giant pyramid on Trafalgar Square
Unbuilt London: A giant pyramid on Trafalgar Square

200 years ago, a plan was announced to plonk a giant pyramid in the centre of London, for no purpose other than to cock a snoot at the French.

60 mini Boris Buses to be deployed across London
60 mini Boris Buses to be deployed across London

A display of some of the 60 new mini Boris Buses took place in central London this morning causing more than a few heads to turn and people to point and giggle at the sight.

30th anniversary of the “monstrous carbuncle” speech
30th anniversary of the “monstrous carbuncle” speech

This will make some of us feel old — it has been 30 years since Prince Charles stepped into the controversial limelight and made his famous Carbuncle speech.

Riding the night bus into London
Riding the night bus into London

While most people use the Night Bus to get home after a night out, a smaller number travel the other way, heading into work or travelling home against the usual flow of traffic. Waiting at the bus stop, ten minutes

The 2010 London Tweed Run

This afternoon, some 400 chaps and ladies dressed in Tweed and suitable attire took a merry jaunt around London, and I wandered over to take some photos. I was actually planning to be a cyclist and dutifully marked the website

A Tunnel Deep Under Trafalgar Square

Did you know there is a tunnel running deep under Trafalgar Square? Nope, neither did I as it happens! I had been told that the fountains in Trafalgar Sq were fed by ground water, but like many of the things

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