Guide to... Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square is the biggest square in central London making it a centre point for any time of national celebration or outrage. If England ever won the World Cup it is likely that the celebrations would kick off at Trafalgar Square. It is likely too that if there was ever a revolution then Trafalgar Square would be a focal point.

Trafalgar Square is named in memoriam to Lord Admiral Nelson's victory at the battle of Trafalgar.

Trafalgar Square is home to probably the best gallery in London if not anywhere, the National Gallery. It is the best place to discover art by the greatest artists that have lived. The nearby National Portrait Gallery is quite good too but only really if you are interested in portraits. In a selfie generation that is probably the case but for me it is not too interesting.

Trafalgar Square has a good location if you are visiting London and looking for an area for your hotel depending on what you would like to do during your visit. It is close to the West End, has good transport links.


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St Martin-in-the-Fields
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square, Charing Cross, London, WC2N 4JH

St Martin-in-the-Fields is a welcoming and vibrant community with worship at its heart. The church has a long...Read more

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The Royal Trafalgar
The Royal Trafalgar
Whitcomb Street, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2H 7HG

Just the hotel you need, whatever your reason for visiting London. The Royal Trafalgar Square Hotel is located on a...Read more

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Thistle Trafalgar Square Hotel
Thistle Trafalgar Square Hotel
Whitcomb Street, Greater London, WC2H 7HG

Our Trafalgar Square hotel is tucked in a convenient location, just around the corner from the hustle and bustle of...Read more

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Canada House
Canada House
Canada House, Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London, SW1Y 5BJ

The Canadian High Commission in the UK provides consular assistance to Canadians abroad and works to promote Canada...Read more

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Charing Cross Underground Station
Charing Cross Underground Station
Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 5DR

Charing Cross (sometimes informally abbreviated as Charing X) is a London Underground station at Charing Cross in the...Read more

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Trafalgar Galleries
Trafalgar Galleries
London, SW1Y 6AA

Trafalgar Galleries is a St James’s art gallery dealing with Old Master paintings.We specialise in paintings deriving...Read more

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The National Gallery
National GalleryTop Pick
Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN

National collection of Western European painting from the 13th century to 1900.Read more

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Canada House Gallery
Canada House Gallery
Canada House Gallery, Canada House, 5 Trafalgar Square, London, SW1Y 5BJ

0.05km

Canadian historical and contemporary art and artefactsRead more

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Palmers Lodge
Palmers Lodge
Hillspring, 233 Willesden Lane, London, NW2 5RP

0.05km

Cheap London hostels for budget travellers and backpackers. Great group accommodation for London backpackers. Stay...Read more

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Michael Garry Personal Training
Michael Garry Personal Training
London

0.05km

Michael's unique talent lies in his ability to create a bespoke personal fitness programme for each and every client....Read more

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Nicholas Gifford Mead
Nicholas Gifford Mead
London

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For many years Nicholas has specialised in 17th, 18th and 19th century chimneypieces, associated fire furniture,...Read more

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Kennel Club Dog Art Gallery
Kennel Club Dog Art Gallery
Kennel Club Dog Art Gallery, London

0.05km

Exhibits and collection of dog paintings, open by appointmentRead more

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Delmere  and Columbus Hotels
Delmere and Columbus Hotels
London

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Two hotels in Paddington. Description of facilities, location and with an online reservation facility.Read more

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Melita House Hotel
Melita House Hotel
London

0.05km

Located in Victoria. Describes rooms and facilities with virtual tour and photo gallery. Location details and online...Read more

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Halfway To Heaven
Halfway To Heaven
7 Duncannon Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4JF

0.07km

LGBT Bar situated between Charing Cross Station and Trafalgar Square. Upstairs is a traditional warm, friendly pub...Read more

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National Portrait Gallery
National Portrait Gallery
St Martin's Place, London, WC2H 0HE

0.08km

Portraits of historically important and famous British peopleRead more

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The Trafalgar Hotel
The Trafalgar Hotel
2 Spring Gardens, St. James's , London, SW1A 2TS

0.08km

A contemporary, boutique style hotel located in the heart of the city. The Trafalgar, is neatly positioned on the...Read more

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Trafalgar Studios
Trafalgar Studios
14 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DY

0.1km

Trafalgar Entertainment Group is a live entertainment business that owns and operates distinctive, stylish cultural...Read more

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Trafalgar Studios
Trafalgar Studios
14 Whitehall, Greater London, SW1A 2DY

0.1km

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College of Optometrists
College of Optometrists
42 Craven Street , Covent Garden, London, WC2N 5NG

0.11km

The College is the professional body for optometry. It qualifies the profession and delivers the guidance,...Read more

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Northumberland House
Northumberland House
8 Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5BY

0.11km

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Mint Leaf Kinnaird House
Mint Leaf Kinnaird House
1 Pall Mall East, London, SW1Y 5AU

0.12km

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British Optical Association Museum
British Optical Association Museum
British Optical Association Museum, 42 Craven Street, London, WC2N 5NG

0.12km

History of eye careRead more

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Steak & Co
Steak & Co
3-5 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London, WC2H 0HA

0.12km

At Steak & Co. quality runs through our veins, we are so proud of everything we do, we have our logo etched into the...Read more

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The Chandos
The Chandos
29 St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4ER

0.12km

Chandos is split across multiple floors with comfortable seating areas and a main bar space. They serve bar food...Read more

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Prezzo (St Martin's Lane)
Prezzo (St Martin's Lane)
116 St Martin's Lane, Soho, London, WC2N 4BF

0.12km

Conveniently positioned close to Trafalgar Square and several prestigious theatres and within easy walking distance...Read more

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Mall Galleries
Mall Galleries
Mall Galleries, The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH

0.13km

Gallery exhibits of the Federation of British ArtistsRead more

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Salt n Pepper
Salt n Pepper
Orange Street, Leicester Square, Soho, London, WC2H 7HQ

0.13km

Salt’n Pepper restaurant is situated in the heart of Central London in Leicester Square and specialises in serving...Read more

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Garrick Theatre
Garrick Theatre
Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0HH

0.13km

In 2005 veteran producers Nica Burns and Max Weitzenhoffer purchased the Garrick Theatre, along with the Apollo,...Read more

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Amba Hotel Charing Cross
Amba Hotel Charing Cross
139 Strand, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 5HX

0.13km

Make the most of your stay, whether you're stopping over on business or in london to discover what makes this great...Read more

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The Sherlock Holmes Pub
The Sherlock Holmes Pub
10 Northumberland Street, St James's, London, WC2N 5DB

0.13km

We're a traditional pub in London offering great food and drink, whilst you admire memorabilia from one of the...Read more

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