Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column

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Trafalgar Square
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London's smallest police station is in one of the square's lampposts, now used as a janitor's cupboard


London's great public pedestrianized square, at the foot of the National Gallery, is known for its four majestic lions standing guard under the base of Lord Nelson's Column. The column was erected in 1832 then two years later the beautiful fountains were added. Once famed for the pigeon problem, the square now has a resident hawk to keep them at bay.

The square is the sight for London's political demonstrations and rallies as well as the city's Christmas tree and New Year's Eve celebrations. Festivals, concerts and performances are regularly held in the square.

Under the statue of Charles I on his horse in the Trafalgar Square marks the center of London. It is from here where all signs distances are measured.

The Fourth Plinth art project displays a rotating piece of public art in the square.

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