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Trafalgar Square

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  • W1C
  • Charing Cross
  • Charing Cross
  • 11, 24, 87, 91, n18
  • 8,4 miles
  • 14,8 miles
  • 26,3 miles
  • 31,9 miles
  • 35,6 miles
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    Stanislav
  • Faboulous location and great apartament. It is just the perfect place to stay to visit London, we will be back again!

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    Carolina

About Trafalgar Sqaure

Trafalgar Square is considered the real centre of London, as attested to by the plaque on the traffic island situated in the south of the sqaure. It was conceived by the Prince Regent in 1820, designed in its current form by Sir Charles Barry in 1838 and assumed its name in 1841, in commemoration of Lord Nelsons' victory over Napoleon's navy at the Battle of Trafalgar, in 1805. The focal point of the square is Nelson's Column which towers 151 ft above the square with an 18 ft 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. The plinth in the north-west corner of Trafalgar Square, commonly known as the 'Fourth Plinth', remained empty for over 150 years and since 1999 has been host to contemporary art.

Trafalgar Sqaure is one of the most visited landmarks in London and an important site for Londoners' social and pubblic life. It hosts a wide range of activities, festivals, cultural events, celebrations and demostrations as well. In the south part of the square is Charing Chross, the point where the Strand meets Whitehall, widely recognised as the central point in London, traditionally used to measure all distances to and from the capital. Starting point of every sightseeing tour of the city, the square is surrounded by museums and historic buildings, within easy reach to all the most important and famous sites of interest.

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National Gallery

The National Gallery hosts one of the world's finest art collection, displayng over 2.300 masterpieces dating from the mid-13th century to 1900. It was founded in 1824, when a private collection of 38 paintings was aquired by the British Government and exhibited in the house of the late owner, banker J.J. Angertsein, at 100 Pall Mall. In 1838 the growing collection moved to its current site. The beautiful neoclassical building, overlooking the square, was designed by William Wilkins and was opened by Queen Victoria on the 7 April 1838. The original structure was expanded in a series of building campaigns throughout the 19th and 20th centuries as neighbouring land became available.

The main entrance is located in the Sainsbury wing, to the left of the building, where are the oldest paintings such as works by Giotto and Jan Van Eyck. The Gallery boasts almost 70 individual rooms. All major traditions of Western European painting are represented, from the Italian artists of late medieval and Renaissance to the French Impressionists. You may recognize some of the world's most famous and valued paintings, such as Van Eyck’s Arnolfini Portrait, Velázquez’s Rokeby Venus, Turner’s Fighting Temeraire and Van Gogh’s Sunflowers.

St Martin-in-the-Fields

Located on the east side of the square, the present church, an amalgam of Classical and Baroque styles, was completed in 1726 to designs by James Gibbs. A church has stood on the site since the 13th century, when the area was fields between the City of Westminster and the City of London.

It was largely paided for by George III, and remains Buckingham Palace's parish church, as the box to left of the aisle is reserved for the royal family. It is now a venue for concert of classical music and recitals. It also houses a notable churchyard as well as a glorious eaterie underneath the church, the atmospheric Cafe in the Crypt, where traditional roasts are served on Sundays and jazz concerts take place on Wednesdays.

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Household Cavalry Museum

Located in Whitehall, just 4 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square, this museum within the historic Horse Guards building offers a look at the work that goes into the ceremonial duties and operational role of the Household Cavalry regiments. You can watch troopers working with their horses in the original 18th century stables and once a day, you can see them in action at the Changing of the Queen's Life Guard which takes place on Horse Guards Parade at 11am, in addition to the daily inspection at 4pm.

This fascinating museum, enjoyed by both childrens and adults, displays uniforms, combat jackets, elmets and cuirasses, that can be tried on by visitors. The museum also boasts an outstanding collection of treasures, from ceremonial uniforms, Royal Standards and gallantry awards to musical instruments, horse furniture and jewelled boxes by Faberge.

Trafalgar Square Restaurants

Brasserie Roux & St James Bar
62, Pall Mall
SW1Y 5AH - London
Tel. : 020 79 68 29 00
Portrait Restaurant & Bar
National Portrait Gallery, St Martins Place
WC2H 0HE - London
Tel. : 020 73 12 24 90
Thai Square Trafalgar
21-24, Cockspur Street
SW1Y 5BN - London
Tel. : 20 78 39 40 00
Bianco43
7, Northumberland Avenue
WC2N 5BY - London
Tel. : 020 73 21 29 15
Rockwell at The Trafalgar
2, Spring Gardens
SW1A 2TS - London
Tel. : 020 78 70 29 00
Tiger Tiger Haymarket
29, Haymarket
SW1Y 4SP - London
Tel. : 020 79 30 18 85
Tortilla
460, The Strand
WC2R 0RG - London
Tel. : 020 79 30 02 69
Mint Leaf Restaurant & Bar
Suffolk Place
SW1Y 4HX - London
Tel. : 020 79 30 90 20

Popular Clubs&Pubs in Trafalgar Square

Albannach
66, Trafalgar Squarev
WC2E 8HB - London
Tel. : 020 79 30 00 66
Vista
2, Spring Gardens
SW1A 2TS - London
Tel. : 020 72 40 88 48
Doon
66, Trafalgar Square
WC2N 5DS - London
Tel. : 020 73 89 08 08
ICA Bar and Café
The Mall
SW1Y 5AH - London
Tel. : 020 79 30 36 47
American Bar
Strand - Charing Cross
WC2R 0ET - London
Tel. : 020 78 36 43 43
Champagne Charlies
Villiers Street
WC2N 6NG - London
Tel. : 020 79 30 77 37
Adam Street Club
9, Adam Street
WC2N 6AA - London
Tel. : 020 73 79 80 00
6 Villiers Street
6, Villiers Street
WC2N 6NQ - London
Tel. : 020 70 60 93 00

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