London Trafalgar Square area

Going on vacation to London and heading towards Charing Cross? Located at the south of it is one of the most well-known London hot spots – Trafalgar Square area with its many interesting attractions such as the National Gallery, the National Portrait gallery, and the Nelson’s Column with its famous lions.

Charing Cross’ name derives from the Eleanor Cross that was once positioned there from 1675. Today, a Victorian replacement stands here – a sight worth checking out. There are many things to do in and around Charing Cross and Trafalgar Square in London, here’s a few ideas…

Things to do in Trafalgar Square area

Trafalgar Square in London is constantly buzzing with events whether it’s a Christmas event where you get to see the mesmerizing Christmas tree or whether it’s New Year’s Eve where you get to countdown the New Year with the locals of Britain. There’s always something going on here! The huge square used to be a home for thousands of pigeons. People were banned from feeding the birds in 2003 and now the area is pigeon-free. The square has however got some magnificent Lion statues situated there for tourists to take a great photo with.

North of the square is the magnificent London National Gallery. The Gallery holds over 1000 paintings from masters like Da Vinci and Picasso and is believed to be the fifth most visited art museum around the world. Feel like seeing some more art? Next door you will find the National Portrait Gallery, another great museum. There’s no specific entrance fee, these museums only ask for donations.

Just south west of Trafalgar Square is The Mall. The Mall is a well-recommended road to walk through as you will find one of London’s main attractions there – the Buckingham Palace. Enjoy the London scenery on the road where the annual London Marathon finishes. Keep in mind that the Mall is closed to traffic on certain days including Sundays and public holidays.

The Mall leads through St James Park –one of the loveliest London parks to visit during your vacation. Long walks can become tiring especially if you are with children. Take a picnic lunch break at St James Park and enjoy the nature around the lake and watch the pelicans being fed for a change of scenery. To learn more about the area- watch our special video guides!

Stonehenge, Windsor Castle and Bath Day Trip from London

Discover Stonehenge, Windsor Castle and Bath on this 11-hour coach tour from London. Leave the city behind you and travel by air-conditioned coach to Windsor Castle, home of the British Royal Family for the last 900 years. Visit St George's Chapel and the State Apartments with your professional tour guide before traveling out to Salisbury, where the ancient rock formations of Stonehenge await. Continue on to the beautiful Georgian city of Bath, visit the Roman Baths and enjoy a panoramic tour with your guide before returning to London.

USD 120.92$

London Pass

Discover the joy of sightseeing with the London Pass, and enjoy free entry to 60 of its world-class sites like Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London. Save time as you skip the queues with fast-track entry at countless attractions, and take advantage of special offers at quality London restaurants and shops.

Even better, why not upgrade and include transport with your London Pass? Choose from a 1-, 2-, 3- or 6-day sightseeing pass with transport included and see the highlights of England’s cosmopolitan capital with ease.

USD 76.82$

London in One Day Sightseeing Tour

See London in one day on a full-day sightseeing tour of the city, led by an expert local guide! Hear the history of top London attractions like Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and St Paul’s Cathedral while traveling around the West End and City of London. After the sightseeing tour, watch the Changing of the Guard Ceremony at Buckingham Palace and tour the Tower of London with a Beefeater.

USD 118.52$

The Shard London: The View from The Shard

This ticket is your chance to experience the newest attraction that London has to offer -- The Shard. This incredible architectural wonder will take you on a high-tech and multi-sensory journey with exhilarating 360-degree views of 40 miles (64 km) across England's capital. See top London attractions such as Tower Bridge, the Tower of London and the London Eye from a vantage point like no other. In fact, The Shard is the tallest building in Western Europe!

Simply bring your voucher to the entrance and you will be allocated the next available time slot.

USD 39.12$

Royal London Sightseeing Tour with Changing of the Guard Ceremony

This Royal Tour of London takes in many of the royal highlights of London, including Westminster Abbey where Prince William and Kate Middleton, where married on April 29, 2011. You will also see Kensington Palace, where Diana, Princess of Wales, lived. Finally, you will experience the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony outside Buckingham Palace, then spend the afternoon exploring London at your leisure.

USD 51.74$