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Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square takes its name from Admiral Nelson's famous victory in the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805. Nelson's Column is 56 m high and on top you can see the statue of Admiral Nelson, who died in the battle.

photo of Nelson's Column
Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square

The building in the background is the National Gallery. It is a famous gallery with lots of old and valuable paintings. The entry to the gallery is free.

On New Year’s Eve, Trafalgar Square is a popular meeting place. Fireworks are not allowed in Britain on New Year’s Eve. But at midnight people hug each other, sing Old Lange Syne or swim in the fountains.

Piccadilly Circus