Photos from Trafalgar Square


Trafalgar Square is one of the London Landmarks that is known throughout the world as being synonymous with London. Perhaps best known for the pigeons that tourists loved to have their pictures taken with and also to feed from their hands, this, sadly. is now not allowed by the London Mayor. The stalls that used to sell the bird feed are now removed. What you will find at Trafalgar Square is the imposing statue of Horatio Nelson upon his column looking down on this bustling Square and surrounded the famous 4 lions at the base of the column. Indeed the square was built to honour the famous British Admiral after his success in defeating the Spanish armada at Cape Trafalgar off the Spanish coast. Trafalgar Square was designed by John Nash and was constructed during the 1830's. The Square also features two water fountains which make great fun for summer dips or the occasional celebrations.
On the Northern side is the National Gallery with its huge collection of paintings and regular exhibitions. To the East is Buckingham Palace and to the South is Parliament Square. On the Eastern side of the square is Canada House which is open to the public for viewing. Come Christmas time Trafalgar Square is noted for its Christmas Tree which is actually sent from the Norwegians as a thank you for the British liberation of Norway during the Second World War.

Picture 15, The National Gallery:
Houses one of the greatest collections of European painting in the world. The original idea behind the National Gallery was to provide a collection of works that would be enjoyed by and be accessible too the entire country. The first purchase was £57,000 for the collection of John Angerstein in 1824. At that time the building was in Pall Mall before its current site today on the North Side of Trafalgar Square.
opening hours: Daily: 10.00-18.00, Wednesday:10.00-21.00, Closed: 24-26 December, 1 January & Good Friday

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Pall Mall East looking towards Trafalgar Square.
Pall Mall East, statue of King George
Pall Mall East, Texas Restaurant
Trafalgar Square
The four lions at the bottom of Nelsons Column
Nelson upon his column in the middle of Trafalgar Square
Nelson upon his column in the middle of Trafalgar Square
Admiralty Arch, the gateway from Trafalgar Square to Buckingham Palace.
Trafalgar square South side looking North from Whitehall.
Trafalgar square South side looking North from Whitehall.
Trafalgar Square West side.
Trafalgar Square West side.
St Martins-in-the-Fields, North East corner of Trafalgar Square.
St Martins-in-the-Fields, North East corner of Trafalgar Square.
Have a snack at this on the cafe North Side of the square.
Have a snack at this on the cafe North Side of the square.
Major General Sir Henry Havelock statue.
Major General Sir Henry Havelock statue.
King George IV statue.
King George IV statue.
whitehall
Looking South from Trafalgar Square down Whitehall with Big Ben in the distance.
National Gallery, North Side Trafalgar Square.
National Gallery, North Side Trafalgar Square.
Nelsons Colmun
Nelsons Column, a spectacular site in Trafalgar Square.
Nelsons Column Muriel
The Mural at the base of Nelsons column.
Close up of one of the four Lions at the base of Nelsons column.
Charles Napier
Statue of Charles James Napier in Trafalgar Square.
King Charles I
Statue of King Charles I statue on the South East corner Trafalgar Square, actually on a traffic island
King Charles I plate
Plaque at the base of King Charles I statue on the South East corner Trafalgar Square, actually on a traffic island
Chinese New Year
Celebrating the Chinese new year in Trafalgar Square.
Chinese New Year
Celebrating the Chinese new year in Trafalgar Square.
Chinese New Year
Celebrating the Chinese new year in Trafalgar Square.
pigeons trafalgar square
PIGEONS BEING FED IN TRAFALGAR SQUARE
alison lapper statue
statue of Alison Lapper
plaque for the statue of alison lapper
Alison Lapper Statue Plaque






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