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Map of London Trafalgar Square tube station

Trafalgar Square is the obvious focus of London. Nelson's Column stands at its centre commemorating Admiral Lord Nelson's victory in the naval battle at Trafalgar in 1805. At its base stand four majestic Lions - favorites for being climbed all over by hoards of children and adults alike.

Trafalgar Square is also famous for it's pigeons - buy a cup of bird seed and you'll soon be covered with them.

This is the junction of some of the most famous streets in London - the Strand, the Mall, Whitehall and Charing Cross Road. On the north side of the square stands the National Gallery, and at the north-east corner stands the church of St Martins in the Fields.

At Christmas a huge christmas tree stands here - a present from the people of Norway. At New Year this is where people gather most densely to celebrate - though quite why is impossible to say - you can never hear Big Ben chime for the noise of all the people.

If you need to catch a night bus home, most of them start or finish here.

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