Trafalgar Square London

Reviews

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Overview

In 1830, the famous architect John Nash built Trafalgar Square. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in England. It is located in the City of Westminster in central London which is one of the hubs of London. Every year a large number of tourists come to visit here.

This square is divided into several parts. Each section is world-famous for its architectural style. There are various historical stories behind each section. The square has long belonged to the British royal family.

For a long time, the British royal family was in charge of its care.  But it is currently under the authority and responsibility of the Greater London Authority and the Westminster City Council.

 

Timings

  • Sunday : 09:00 am to 06:00 pm
  • Sunday : 09:00 am to 06:00 pm
  • Sunday : 09:00 am to 06:00 pm
  • Sunday : 09:00 am to 06:00 pm
  • Sunday : 09:00 am to 06:00 pm
  • Sunday : 09:00 am to 06:00 pm
  • Sunday : 09:00 am to 06:00 pm

Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.

 

How to Reach

  • By Tube : Cherin Cross Station is the shortest distance from Trafalgar Square. This station is located on the Bekarlu and Northern lines. Trafalgar Square is located on one side of the station.
  • By Bus : The Greater London Authority arranges buses for tourists from different parts of London at certain times of the day to visit all aspects of Trafalgar Square.
  • By Mail Train : Cherin Cross Mail Line Railway Station is only a 3/4-minute walk from Trafalgar Square. From there you can easily walk to the square.

 

Ticket Pricing

  • Ticket : Entrance fee is zero.

Tourist Attraction:

Nelson's Column -
Built-in 1843. It is a memorial to Admiral Nelson. It has four copper lion portraits.

St. Martin's in the Field - There is a church inside this monument. The architecture of the church is very beautiful and charming. The church is the main church of the royal family of England.

National Gallery- It is located on the north side of Trafalgar Square. The gallery houses work by famous artists such as Michelangelo, Hogar, Titian, Rembrandt, and many more. This National Gallery in Trafalgar Square is one of the other galleries in the world.

Canada House - This is located on the west side of the square. The House is home to the Canadian Embassy, ​​the High Commissioner's Office. The Canadian House was designed by Robert Smartkey, who also designed the British Museum.

Fourth Plinth - It is located northwest of the square. The office of the Art Commission of London is at the Fourth Plinth.

Admiralty Arch - This arch is associated with Buckingham Palace. This main gate is used only for royal processions.

White Hall and Big Ben- It is located on the south side of the square. White Hall connects Trafalgar Square with Parliament Square. Roughly most of the ministers and bureaucrats live here. Bigben clock t up a pillar. And this pillar is located in the north corner of Westminster.

South Africa House - This is the government embassy in South Africa, the office of the High Commission. Its architecture is remarkable.

Facilities:

National Gallery Cafe - Inside the square, there is a cafe right next to the National Gallery which is known as Cafe on the Square. This cafe is open 7 days a week from 10 am to 6 pm. Lots of people gather in the cafe on different occasions. But the cafe is currently closed for the Covid-19 outbreak.

Affordable Toilet - There is an affordable toilet arrangement at the western end of the square. The toilets are open to the public from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Heritage wardens are always stored in the square so that tourists do not have any inconvenience. These wardens help tourists all the time.

Safety Rules - Uniformed security forces are always deployed in the square to protect visitors. Security forces patrol the square at all times. Closed-circuit TV is on all the time.

 

Address

Trafalgar Square, Trafalgar Square, London, UK

Rating & Reviews

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Emily Hague
Emily Hague
08/24/2020 15:07
Not much social distancing. Lovely new statue, can watch camera from it online. Our favourite pub has closed but plenty more around.
Yasser Ashfaq
Yasser Ashfaq
08/31/2020 01:57
is a public square in the City of Westminster, Central London, built around the area formerly known as Charing Cross. Its name commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar, the British naval victory in the Napoleonic Wars over France and Spain that took place on 21 October 1805 off the coast of Cape Trafalgar. The square has been used for community gatherings and political demonstrations.The square is a centre of annual celebrations on New Year's Eve. It was well known for its feral pigeons until their removal in the early 21st century.
David Turner
David Turner
08/29/2020 16:52
Famous place for sightseeing and getting some pics, otherwise not much to do here and not somewhere you'd really hang around too long. Traffic is usually pretty bad if you're trying to cross over from the south side, easier to walk in from the national gallery side of the square.
Ironhead Haynes
Ironhead Haynes
08/31/2020 16:17
Always busy but worth a visit. Many interesting places within walking distance.
Sarah Moss
Sarah Moss
08/26/2020 01:05
Nice and clean, not as many tourists as usual so a good time to visit!

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FAQs

This square was built for the public. So, it is open almost all the time. If there is ever a special occasion then it is partially closed for some time. It can be travelled throughout the year. It opens in Summer from 9 am till 6 pm and during Winter from 10 am till 5 pm.
Generally suitable for travelling here at any time of the year. The weather in England is the same all year round. However, March to May and September to November are more suitable for Indians as the weather in Britain is relatively warm during this time.
It usually takes one and a half to two hours to visit Trafalgar Square by bus. And if you want to visit on foot, it will take about three to four hours.
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