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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.

Address

Trafalgar Square,
Trafalgar Square,
London,

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


Trafalgar Square - Latest News

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.

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