Location: Trafalgar Sq., London, SW1
Tube Station: Charing Cross - Map of Trafalgar Square
Category: Squares

Trafalgar square is a square in London to commemorate the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Situated in the middle of it is Nelson’s column that stands over fifty meters tall. 5.5m (8ft) is the actual statue and this is placed on top of a 46m (151ft) tall column.

The square has become famous for political demonstrations even though attempts to ban them have occurred time and time again to no avail. It is also famous for it’s pigeons. Believe it or not, the pigeons were, at one time, one of the Trafalgar Square’s most famous attractions and you could buy small bags of food to feed them. However, this has recently been banned by the Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, despite being a controversial move and protested by many.

The square is well known for being the centre of many a celebration, with sports teams choosing to parade through it and the there is a Christmas ceremony held there every year since 1947.

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