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Trafalgar Square

S3 WC2 1 Charing Cross

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t Looking across Trafalgar Square to St-Martin-in-the-Fields

London’s main venue for rallies and outdoor public meetings was conceived by John Nash and was mostly constructed during the 1830s. The 50-m (165-ft) column commemorates Admiral Lord Nelson, Britain’s most famous sea lord, who died heroically at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. It dates from 1842; 14 stonemasons held a dinner on its flat top before the statue of Nelson was finally installed. Edwin Landseer’s four lions guard its base. The north side ...

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