Trafalgar Square – London

Trafalgar Square - London Attractions

Trafalgar Square – London Attractions

Located at the heart of London, Trafalgar Square is one of city’s most exciting London attractions. This is a platform to celebrate all sorts of major events including New Year celebrations, rallies and congregations for anything ranging from open air cinema to political protests.

It is enjoyed equally by Londoners and all other tourists. The special events that have been massively enjoyed here by public are Royal Wedding, Olympics One Year to Go, St Patrick’s Day and Chinese Happy New Year. The tourists can also enjoy here the artistic performances by novice artists. This live performance though  not listed in top London attractions, yet it is big crowd puller.

The square is comprised of a large central area having roadways on three sides, and a beautiful terrace towards the north, just in front of the National Gallery. There are roads around the square and it was first surrounded by one way traffic system. However, later on the northern side was closed to traffic because the width of roads got reduced.

In the centre there is Nelson’s Column and it has been bordered by fountains. These fountains present a charming scene when they lit at night. Nelson’s Column was especially designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens during1937-39 after the demolition of two fountains. The most amazing attraction is four monumental bronze lions that were sculpted by Sir Edwin Landseer.

At the top there is a statue of Horatio Nelson who was vice admiral and he commanded the British Fleet at Trafalgar.

When the tourists reach here, they can access many other attractions that are worth visiting. Among these attractions are The National Portrait Gallery, the National Gallery, Church of St Martin-in-the-Field and Pall Mall.  Towards the west  Canada House – another addition to London attractions – was designed by Robert Smirk and built in 1827.  Looking towards south, tourists can also get a slight view of Big Ben, the great bell.

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