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Nelson's Column

Trafalgar Square, London, England
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Ranked as one of London's greatest landmarks, this 185-foot high monument (circa 1843) looks down on the busy streets, fountains and swirling traffic of Trafalgar Square.
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Trafalgar Square, London, England
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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Reviewed yesterday

I remember being taken to see Nelson's column when I was a child and thinking that it was tall and impressive. I am a lot bigger these days but the column is just as impressive and maybe more so as I have a better understanding...More

Thank Beeper53
Reviewed 1 week ago

Though central to the square and the city, the column is not really what draws the attention in this vast space. That said, those in Trafalgar Square should get close enough to see it, even if there is a lot more to see there.

Thank Edward W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The statue of Lord Nelson in Trafalgar Square is my favorite London landmark. The statue and column upon which it stands measure a little over 169 feet high which makes Lord Nelson visible from quite a distance. For someone like me who is directionally dysfunctional,...More

3  Thank Linda_in_Quincy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must see at the heart of London. Thank goodness the pigeons are now banished as it is much better for it. Get here from Charing Cross station. Afterwards walk the 15 minutes to Buckingham Palace along the Mall which is h best way to...More

Thank WillB2000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots to see around the Trafalgar Square - Canada House, Museums, St. Martins in the Field Church, take a walk down the Mall to Buckingham Palace.

Thank Eva S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This imposing monument for the naval war hero was erected in 1843 and is located on Trafalgar Square in the Westminster district of central London. The 46 m tall granite column w/ Corinthian capital was made by architect William Railton while the 5.5 m sandstone...More

Thank T-Bird1974
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

huge column in traffalger square. very famous. definitely stop by so you can say you have seen it. lovely hotels and other attractions nearby.

Thank Lux_travel_chick
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This monument can be difficult to see if there are special events going on in Trafalgar Square so keep that in mind if you plan to visit the area during a parade or other event as the area may be cordoned off. The monument is...More

Thank ErikaM411
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well this is one of London's icons, but I was not so impressed as it is just a column in a traffic circle, with lots and lots of traffic. In the middle of an important part of the city.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Column stands so high... so lets take a closer look at the Statue that stands lands mark in Central London in his memory., he has his earned medals his lost one of his arm in battle., so here stands Nelson for his bravery in...More

Thank Amy K
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized
lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is
not just considered the heart of this bustling London
hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this
esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as
well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most
popular cultural attractions including the National
Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to
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