Trafalgar Square
Charing Cross, London, Greater London, WC2N 5DN, England, UK.
View of Trafalgar Square towards the National Gallery © vgallova cc
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Trafalgar Square was built around the area formerly known as Charing Cross. Its name commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar, a British naval victory in the Napoleonic Wars with France and Spain that took place on 21 October 1805 off the coast of Cape Trafalgar, Spain.

A Christmas tree is erected for twelve days before and after Christmas Day each year. The tree has been donated to the people of Britain by the city of Oslo, Norway since 1947 as a token of gratitude for British support to Norway during the Second World War.

Access to Trafalgar Square is free.

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Places to visit nearby
National Gallery   0.06 miles (0.10 km)
Trafalgar Square, London, Greater London, WC2N 5DN, England, UK.

The National Gallery houses over 2,300 paintings of Western European from the 13th to the 19th centuries. It is the fifth most-visited modern art gallery in the ...

National Gallery ©

National Portrait Gallery   0.09 miles (0.15 km)
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, London, Greater London, WC2H 0HE, England, UK.

The National Portrait Gallery opened in 1856 and was the first portrait art gallery in the world.

National Portrait Gallery © Han cc

Covent Garden   0.34 miles (0.54 km)
King Street, Covent Garden, Greater London, WC2, England, UK.

Covent Garden is associated with the former fruit-and-vegetable market in the central square and is now a popular shopping and tourist site.

Covent Garden © vgallova cc

London Eye   0.50 miles (0.80 km)
Waterloo Pier The Queen's Walk, Lambeth, London, Greater London, England, UK.

The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel (largest in Europe) on the South Bank of the River Thames in London.

London Eye © Stig Nygaard cc

Royal Academy of Arts   0.52 miles (0.83 km)
Burlington House Piccadilly, London, Greater London, W1J 0BD, England, UK.

The Royal Academy of Arts, is an independent, privately funded institution and registered charity led by artists and architects whose purpose is to promote the creation, ...

Royal Academy of Arts ©

Houses of Parliament and Big Ben   0.53 miles (0.85 km)
Westminster, Greater London, SW1A 0AA, England, UK.

The Houses of Parliament consist of the House of Commons, the lower house where the elected members of parliament meet and the House of Lords, the upper house where the ...

Houses of Parliament and Big Ben © Maurice cc

Places to stay nearby
Sofitel London St Janies   0.19 miles (0.30 km)
Waterloo Place SW1Y 4AN
Sofitel London St Janies

Premier Inn London Leicester Square   0.24 miles (0.38 km)
London Leicester Square Premier Inn, Leicester Place, London, Greater London, WC2H 7BP, England, UK.

The Premier Inn London Leicester Square is part of the Premier Inn group.

Premier Inn London Leicester Square

Corinthia Hotel London   0.29 miles (0.46 km)
Whitehall Place SW1A 2BD
Corinthia Hotel London

Le Meridien Piccadilly   0.31 miles (0.50 km)
Piccadilly W1J OBH
Le Meridien Piccadilly

Cavendish London   0.38 miles (0.61 km)
Jermyn St SW1Y 6JF
Cavendish London

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