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Trafalgar Square & The Mall


Trafalgar Square & The Mall


Trafalgar Square and the Moll are London’s symbols, they are surrounded by museums, galleries, cultural spaces and historic buildings.

Trafalgar Square is London’s main venue for rallies and outdoor public meetings was conceived by John Nash and was mostly  constructed during the 1830s.  

The 52-m column commemorates Admiral Lord Nelson, Britain’s most famous sea lord, who died heroically at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Edwin Landseer’s four lions guard its base. The north side of the square is now taken up by the National Gallery with Canada House on the west side and South Africa House on the east.

The Mall. This broad triumphal approach from Trafalgar Square to Buckingham Palace  was created by Aston Webb when he redesigned the front of the palace and the Victoria Monument in 1911. The spacious tree-lined avenue follows the course of an old path at the edge of St James’s Park. The path was laid out in the reign of Charles II, when it became London’s most fashionable promenade.

The Mall is used for royal processions of special occasions. Flagpoles down both sides fly the national flags of foreign heads of state during official visits. The mall is closed on traffic on Sundays.

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At a glance

  • Activity

    Culture, Sightseeing
  • Address

    St James's , Central London
  • Underground

    Charing Cross, Leicester Sq, St James's Park

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