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Nelson's Column

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Address: Trafalgar Square, London, England
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Ranked as one of London's greatest landmarks, this 185-foot high monument...

Ranked as one of London's greatest landmarks, this 185-foot high monument (circa 1843) looks down on the busy streets, fountains and swirling traffic of Trafalgar Square.

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Go for a walk!

Get around Trafalgar Square and Nelson´s column, visit the museums, mix with the tourists... Check the area, not only the column, worth a visit!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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La Coruna, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Get around Trafalgar Square and Nelson´s column, visit the museums, mix with the tourists... Check the area, not only the column, worth a visit!

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to see and be seen, an art musuem, near the palace, metro station at the bottom, nice warm sunshine is the final one on the list to complete the visit

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Its a part of the famous Trafalgar Square.. So nice and lovely beautiful architecture within the square..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

A great structure comemorating one of our great sea admirals in centre of a prestige square. However should be illuminated at night.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

The column was erected in the rememberance of a hero: Horatio Nelso who died in the battle of Trafalgar. The placement at the end of the square is interesting and in armony with the surrounding building.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

In the center of Trafalgar Square stands Nelson's Column. The monument was built in 1843 as a tribute to Admiral Horatio Nelson who died in the battle of Trafalgar. A must see!!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

The nelsons column was erected in honor of Nelson near Trafalgar Square. It's actually one big complex.. nice spot and with a history lesson..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Brought my son here to see a famous London landmark. It's huge, looks a lot cleaner now and a wonderful free attraction in the heart of Trafalgar Square

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

In the centre of Trafalgar square, this tall column is topped with a statue of this great man. It used to be black with soot etc but now days is cleaned. Excellent place to spend a few hours!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

It's one of the best free attractions in London. A great space which regularly changing sculpture and the ever present column and lions. Always a pleasure to what the world go by here.

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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is not just considered the heart of this bustling London hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most popular cultural attractions including the National Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to these major sites are quiet lanes and antiquated pubs to discover, as well as riverside vistas to enjoy on the embankment. With a calendar full of celebratory events, any time of year is a fine time to visit.
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