Trafalgar Square

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A fantastic reference point for locals and visitors, this bustling square is home to one of the nation’s most treasured monuments.

Constructed as a tribute to commemorate the British Victory at Trafalgar in 1805, this lively square attracts a staggering 30 million visitors each year. Famous for its iconic statue of Admiral Lord Nelson, known as Nelson’s Column, the area has for decades been a gathering point for political rallies and New Year celebrations.

Take some time out of your busy sightseeing schedule and spend a little time sitting by the two tulip-shaped fountains in the Square. Join the vast crowds of visitors as they cast their gaze skywards to marvel at this phenomenal national monument.

Trafalgar Square is officially owned by the Royal family and is undeniably patriotic, with various bronze-cast British heroes scatted across the area. Having featured in many films, the square has become a notorious spot for feeding the many pigeons. Visitors need to be aware that there is now a ban in place, preventing visitors from feeding them.

A stone’s throw from Trafalgar Square you’ll find the entrance to the National Gallery, an outstanding home of timeless art. If you have a few hours to spend, St. Martin-in-the-Fields church is well worth a visit. Situated close by, this Anglican Church was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and today holds a variety of choral, chamber and jazz concerts. Visitors should check out the programme online to see what’s on offer.

If you’re visiting in the winter months, the square has a festive lights display as well as London’s largest Christmas tree.

Trafalgar Square is located in the city of Westminster and is easily accessible by bus and by subway. The nearest underground station is Charing Cross.

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Assembly Hotel London
Assembly Hotel London
3.5 out of 5
27 - 31 Charing Cross Road, London, England
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The price is RM413 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of The British Museum, London Eye and Big Ben. Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park are also within ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,392 reviews)

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Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
4 out of 5
200 Westminster Bridge Road, London, England
The price is RM909 per night from 10 Oct to 10 Oct
Located in London City Centre, this spa hotel is steps away from Southbank Centre Book Market and Florence Nightingale Museum. St. Thomas' Hospital and Sea Life ...
4.2/5Excellent! (3,231 reviews)
"This was my second stay at this hotel, and the first time I've been on any kind of trip since the pandemic hit. I was very impressed by the attentiveness of the staff as well as openness about what the hotel had done to keep everything as Covid-secure as possible (e.g. a date and time of when the ..."

Reviewed on 17 Sep 2021

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Zedwell Piccadilly
Zedwell Piccadilly
3 out of 5
Great Windmill Street, London, England
The price is RM514 per night from 26 Sep to 26 Sep
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Jermyn Street and Piccadilly Theatre. National Gallery and Oxford Street are also within 10 minutes. ...
4.2/5Very Good! (221 reviews)
"Clean, well appointed pod rooms. A little difficult navigating the corridors but otherwise a pleasant experience. Check in is self service, with staff on standby to help (when it's not busy) and guests have to pay a £31 surcharge for 'extras' or breakages which I thought was unnecessary. This is ..."

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2021

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Assembly Hotel London
Assembly Hotel London
3.5 out of 5
27 - 31 Charing Cross Road, London, England
The price is RM413 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Assembly Hotel London
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
4 out of 5
200 Westminster Bridge Road, London, England
The price is RM909 per night from 10 Oct to 10 Oct
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
Zedwell Piccadilly
Zedwell Piccadilly
3 out of 5
Great Windmill Street, London, England
The price is RM514 per night from 26 Sep to 26 Sep
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Club Quarters Hotel, Trafalgar Square
Club Quarters Hotel, Trafalgar Square
4 out of 5
8 Northumberland Ave, (adjacent to Trafalgar Square), London, England
The price is RM853 per night from 17 Oct to 17 Oct
Club Quarters Hotel, Trafalgar Square
St Martins Lane London
St Martins Lane London
5 out of 5
45 St Martin's Lane, London, England
The price is RM1,369 per night from 17 Oct to 17 Oct
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The Strand Palace Hotel
The Strand Palace Hotel
4 out of 5
372 The Strand, London, England
The price is RM770 per night from 26 Sep to 26 Sep
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Club Quarters Hotel Covent Garden Holborn
Club Quarters Hotel Covent Garden Holborn
4 out of 5
61 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, England
The price is RM796 per night from 17 Oct to 17 Oct
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The Resident Covent Garden
4 out of 5
51 Bedford St, London, England
The price is RM967 per night from 18 Oct to 18 Oct
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4.5 out of 5
8 St. Martins Place, London, England
The price is RM1,326 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
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