This is part of a series of posts about my vacation to Great Britain in May 2015.  Linking up with British Isles Friday.

At the end of our first full day in London, we had some time to kill after dinner so we wandered over to Trafalgar Square.

The most famous landmark in the square is Nelson’s Column.  It commemorates Lord Nelson’s victory at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.  The column was built between 1840 and 1843.  The bronze lions were added later.  All the bronze is made from French and Spanish cannons used in the battle.

The Fourth Plinth is a column in the square that doesn’t have a statue on it permanently. Since 1999 it has been used to showcase modern art. Since March 2015, Gift Horse has been on display.


Yes, that is a metal horse skeleton with a working ticker tape tied in a bow around its leg. Take from that what you will.

After having a quick look around the square, we headed to our ultimate evening destination.



10 Replies to “Trafalgar Square”

  1. Is Trafalgar Square where the St Martin-in-the Fields is? My husband and I visited London 15 or so years ago and I recall wanting to go to a concert there … we ended up going to the Globe Theatre on the other side of the Thames.

  2. Howl lovely to see something fairly local to me. It is very easy to forget how stunning the lions are in Trafalgar Square. You have photographed them beautifully.

  3. I’m always intrigued by embellishments on statues.

    We saw Wicked in NYC a few years back. Amazing.

  4. I really had a good time photographing Trafalgar Square. We stayed near there so we were frequently aware how boisterous and busy it was.

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