London Trafalgar Square

One of the most famous places in London is Trafalgar Square, where thousands of tourists swarm to daily, to get a picture with Nelson’s Column or to visit one of the galleries. You can find this square in the center of London. Here are some facts about Trafalgar Square attractions that may help you plan your trip to this always busy square in the best possible way.

Get to know more about the Trafalgar Square attractions

The name of this square originates from the famous battle of Trafalgar at the beginning of the 1800’s, one of the Napoleonic wars over France. There are a number of statues and sculptures in the square like the Nelson’s column and the four lions guarding.

One of the many things Trafalgar Square is famous for, is its annual New Year’s Eve gatherings – the new years celebrations there are something not to be missed, when you happen to be in London at that time!

The two most famous places in the area are the National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery, both museums have wonderful works of art from renowned artists on view. These galleries are free of charge, like many other London attractions, and are based on donations only.

As there are many other attractions in the area, it would be best to plan in advance what you want to see and do and how much time you want to spend there. The best way to see a lot of London is definitely by getting a hop on hop off bus ticket where you can do as the name indicates, hop on and hop off as much as you like. It’s best to take our advice and not to make the same mistake as so many other tourists do by relying on the London underground as your main method of transportation. The underground is known to have delays, can get very crowded and stuffy, especially on hot days where air conditioning is only a dream. You can find yourself getting very tired very fast this way, so save yourself the effort and plan ahead to ensure you see and do more and make your trip much more enjoyable. Watch our special video guides on more destinations and tips on how to plan your perfect vacation.

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$