See the Trafalgar Square Hidden Gems video.
Trafalgar Square was designed by John Nash in the 1820s and constructed in the 1830s. It is both a tourist attraction and the main focus for political demonstrations. Every December, Norway donates a marvelous Christmas tree, to thank Britain for liberation from the Nazis.
How to get there:
Nearest tube stations: Charing Cross and Leicester Square.
What to see:
Trafalgar Square itself has many interesting sights including: Nelson's Column
, The National Gallery
, and St. Martin-in-the-Fields
. You can see these and more on this short walking tour.
Within walking distance of Trafalgar Square you can easily go shopping in Covent Garden, have a meal in Chinatown, walk down Whitehall to Parliament Square and see the Houses of Parliament
and Big Ben
, or walk down the Mall to Buckingham Palace
, plus a popular Harry Potter Film Location in London