Trafalgar Square is a public space and tourist attraction in central London, built around the area formerly known as Charing Cross. It is situated in the City of Westminster. At its centre is Nelson’s Column, which is guarded by four lion statues at its base. The Square is surrounded by unparalleled museums, galleries, cultural spaces and historic buildings. From ancient masters to modern art, it’s all here and much of it is free. The neighbours include The National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery and St Martin-in-the-Fields.
Trafalgar Square is owned by the Queen in Right of the Crown and managed by the Greater London Authority, while Westminster City Council owns the roads around the square, including the pedestrianised area of the North Terrace. It forms part of the Northbank business improvement district.
You’ll often find cultural events, performances, shows and other special activities going on in the square by the fountains. At Christmas you’ll find the biggest Christmas tree in London, an annual gift from the city of Oslo.
Trafalgar Square, Westminster
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