Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square which includes a fountain, a square or plaza and heritage elements
London’s great meeting place and the “front yard” of the National Gallery and St. Martin-in-the-Fields church. 

Built to commemorate the British Navy’s victory at the Battle of Trafalgar, London’s Trafalgar Square is now the first port of call for over 30 million tourists a year. This area has been a gathering point for celebrations and political rallies for more than a century. Within hours of each event, however, the normal rhythms of the city return, watched over by the stoic statues of Admiral Lord Nelson and the Four Lions. 

For that quintessential London moment, join the sea of upward-gazing tourists pointing their cameras at Nelson’s Column in the square’s center. Then, relax by the two gushing, tulip-shaped fountains and people-watch for a while. 

Across the pedestrian plaza at Trafalgar Square’s northern end, the National Gallery awaits with a treasure trove of timeless art. Close by is St. Martin-in-the-Fields, an Anglican church designed by Sir Christopher Wren. Fondly known as the “Church of the Ever Open Door,” this place of worship is also a premier concert venue. It regularly hosts choral, chamber and jazz concerts, so be sure to check out the online.

Owned by the royal family, Trafalgar Square is unapologetically patriotic with bronze-cast historical British figures dotting the square. The regal statues and monuments where once a popular roosting spot for pigeons, however a strict feeding ban was introduced in 2003. (Do leave your breadcrumbs at home!)

Over the decades Trafalgar Square has been the scene of social and political unrest, but these days it’s mostly a gathering place for peace and tranquility. If you’re in London during the festive season, don’t miss the square’s magical light display and the installation of London’s largest Christmas tree. 

Trifalger Square is in the city of Westminster. Charing Cross Underground station has an entrance right near the square.

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Assembly House Hotel
Assembly House Hotel
3.5 out of 5
27 - 31 Charing Cross Road, London, England, WC2H 0LS
The price is ¥15,941 per night from Aug 21 to Aug 22
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The Royal National Hotel
The Royal National Hotel
4 out of 5
38-51 Bedford Way, London, England, WC1H 0DG
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Zedwell Piccadilly
Zedwell Piccadilly
3 out of 5
Great Windmill Street, London, England, W1D 7DH
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Assembly House Hotel
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3.5 out of 5
27 - 31 Charing Cross Road, London, England, WC2H 0LS
The price is ¥15,941 per night from Aug 21 to Aug 22
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The Royal National Hotel
The Royal National Hotel
4 out of 5
38-51 Bedford Way, London, England, WC1H 0DG
The price is ¥18,239 per night from Aug 24 to Aug 25
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Zedwell Piccadilly
Zedwell Piccadilly
3 out of 5
Great Windmill Street, London, England, W1D 7DH
The price is ¥17,293 per night from Aug 21 to Aug 22
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The Strand Palace Hotel
4 out of 5
372 The Strand, London, England, WC2R 0JJ
The price is ¥27,020 per night from Aug 21 to Aug 22
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The President Hotel
The President Hotel
3.5 out of 5
56-60 Guildford Street, London, England, WC1N 1DB
The price is ¥19,994 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 30
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Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
4 out of 5
200 Westminster Bridge Road, London, England, SE1 7UT
The price is ¥31,614 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 30
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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, WC2N 5BY
The price is ¥27,569 per night from Aug 28 to Aug 29
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Page8, Page Hotels
Page8, Page Hotels
4.5 out of 5
8 St. Martins Place, London, England, WC2N 4JH
The price is ¥35,261 per night from Aug 28 to Aug 29
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The Grand at Trafalgar Square
The Grand at Trafalgar Square
4 out of 5
8 Northumberland Avenue, London, England, WC2N 5BY
The price is ¥29,020 per night from Aug 28 to Aug 29
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