Trafalgar Square is a lively square next to many of Central London's attractions. It is located in the City of Westminster and receives its name from the Battle of Trafalgar.

The square is not only named after the battle but also commemorates it with the centrepiece of the square, the 52 meter Nelson’s Column. The column is one of the best-known landmarks in the city.

National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery are located on the north side of the square. There are often street artists on square chalk drawings directly on the tiles. Trafalgar Square is a popular place for holding events and is sometimes closed during the events.

Getting there

Charing Cross tube and train stations are only a couple of minutes from Trafalgar Square. Piccadilly Circus is also close and about five minutes walking distance away.


The National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery are located directly on the square. Horse Guards Parade is only a few minutes away towards the Thames. It is also easy to get to Buckingham Palace via the Mall starting from the square.