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Trafalgar Square, London

Trafalgar Square is a square in the centre of London and is named after the battle of Trafalgar. The focal point of Trafalgar Square is Nelson’s Column which towers 151ft above the square with an 18ft statue of Nelson on top.

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

There are four plinths within the square. Three of them support permanent statues of General Sir Charles James Napier, Major General Sir Henry Havelock and King George IV and the fourth plinth displays a piece of contemporary art that is on a changing programme.

On the north side of the square there is a cafe serving food and drinks from 10am until 6pm everyday. Heritage wardens are present in the square, 24 hours a day and can answer questions and advise tourists about local attractions.

Trafalgar Square used to be famous for the thousands of pigeons that congregated there and one of the attractions was to feed them. However, the pigeons caused a lot of mess within the square and it is now forbidden to feed them.

The nearest underground tube station is Charing Cross on the Northern and Bakerloo lines.

Opening Times

Open all the time

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Ticket Prices

Free

Disabled Facilities

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Telephone: 020 7747 2885
Email: trafalgar.square@london.gov.uk

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