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. Located in the heart of London, Trafalgar Square forms the junction of some of the 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) and its Cafe in the Crypt (a favorite cafe of locals and tourists alike). Two must-see museums, located just steps from Trafalgar Square, 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, plus paintings of other Royals and pics of the late Princess Diana with her sons… and Prince Charles and the boys.
Nearest Underground Station
Trafalgar Square (Bakerloo line)