Trafalgar Square - London
Trafalgar Square was built in honor of Admiral Nelson, after his victory in 1805 at the Battle of Trafalgar. The column, which stands in the heart of Trafalgar Square, was designed by John Nash in the 1830’s. It stands 185 feet high and supports a 17-ft. high statue of Nelson. Today, this famous square and fountain is popular with tourists and locals alike. Even the pigeons flock here! It’s a fun place to hang out and people-watch. Trafalgar Square is located in the heart of London. It forms the junction of some of London’s busiest streets – the Strand, the Mall, Whitehall and Charing Cross Road.
Nearby Landmarks & Museums
Trafalgar Square is surrounded by museums, art galleries and historic buildings. Visit St. Martin-in-the-Fields, a London landmark and famous church. Its Cafe in the Crypt is a favorite cafe of locals and tourists alike. Two must-see museums are located just steps from Trafalgar Square. They include The National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery. London’s historic National Portrait Gallery is home to the largest collection of portraiture in the world. The Gallery features over 1,000 Portraits, including Henry VIII, Florence Nightingale, The Beatles, and the Queen of England. In Feburary 2010, we visited the museum to see the the first double portrait of Princes William and Harry. Paintings of other Royals were also on display. In addition, pictures of the late Princess Diana with her sons and Prince Charles and the boys were also featured.
Nearest Underground Station
Trafalgar Square (Bakerloo line)