Trafalgar Square in London is located in the central section of the city and is a must-see spot on a London visitor’s itinerary. On each side of the square there are unique attractions. They include the National Gallery housing European paintings and St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church on the north side, South Africa House and Strand on the east side, Canada House on the west side, and Whitehall to the south.
The square was designed in the Neo-classical style by John Nash in the 1820s. The buildings reflect a unified architectural style that adds to the square’s charm. In the center of the square there is the famous Nelson’s Column monument commemorating the Battle of Trafalgar and admiral Horatio Nelson. The four bronze lions at its base and the surrounding memorial fountains designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens are impressive and well-recognized around the world. There are also four plinths of which three hold statues of famous British historical figures. In December the square is decorated with a traditional Christmas tree donated by Norway each year.
Former Name: Charing Cross
Address: Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N 5DN, United Kingdom