Trafalgar Square is perhaps one of the most iconic squares in the West End of London. It is known to be home to a wide range of events throughout the year, such as rallies, filming activities and new year’s eve celebration. It has the Nelson’s Column, on one side and the famous National Gallery on the other where some of the best European paintings from the 13th to the 19th century can be seen. The vibrant open space also have some of Westminster top hotels nearby including the Corinthia and The Royal Horseguards 5 Stars establishments. Trafalgar Square, with its lovely fountains and plenty of sights, is definitely one of the key landmark in the heart of London, making it an absolute must when visiting the city.
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About Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square is well known for hosting a variety of events including one-time special events such as the 2011 Screening of the Royal Wedding or the 2012 London Olympic one year to go celebration, as well as repeating annual events such as the Chinese New Year at the end of January, St-Patrick’s day in March, St-Georges’s day in April and the Christmas tree and singing in December.
Apart from being a great places for special events, the Square is home to some key sights including the National Gallery, Nelson’s Column and the Stone lions.
The National Gallery is located on the northern end of the square, offering lovely views of Whitehall and the Big Ben from its entrance. The gallery hosts some of the best European paintings from the 13th to the 19th century, including great masters such as Van Gogh, da Vinci, Botticelli, Constable, Renoir, Titian and Stubbs. The gallery entry is free but a donation is recommended..
Trafalgar Square is also home to the Nelson’s Column, a tall monument with the Admiral Horatio Nelson dies in 1805 during the Battle of Trafalgar at the top. The column which is 169ft tall (51meter) is built form Dartmoor granite, and has a variety of bronze relief panels at is pedestal. The Nelson’s Column is surrounded by huge statues of four stone lions at its base.
Hotels near Trafalgar Square
The following are some of the most sought after hotels near Trafalgar Square.
- The Royal Horseguards, 5 stars hotel
- Charring Cross Guoman, 4 stars hotel
- Corinthia, 5 stars hotel
- Citadines Prestige Trafalgar Square, 3 stars hotel
- The Trafalgar London, 4 stars hotel
The Royal Horseguards Hotel
5 stars hotel / 2 Whitehall Court, Victoria and Westminster, London, United Kingdom SW1A 2EJ
Winner of the prestigious AA London Hotel of the Year award in 2010-2011, the 5-star Royal Horseguards Hotel, situated near Whitehall Court, is primed for exploration of the heart of London. Guest will enjoy access to numerous tourist sites spread across the Western side of London, in addition to the central areas. The hotel also boasts easy access to Heathrow Airport and features views of the River Thames. Additionally, the Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, Chinatown and West End theatres are nearby. The rooms are lavish and provide guests with business level accommodation. The on-site restaurant caters to a variety of tastes and features a vast selection of international dishes. The Royal Horseguards Hotel is ideal for travelers that want standard business class accommodation in a convenient area.
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Charing Cross Guoman Hotel
4 stars hotel / The Strand, Bloomsbury and Soho, London, United Kingdom WC2N 5HX
Built in 1865, this classic Victorian railway hotel has everything required to create a quintessentially British atmosphere. Wrought iron railings and high arched hallways adorn the majestic Charing Cross Hotel, located right by Charing Cross Station. Within walking distance of Trafalgar Square and the West End theatres, this property is perfect for sightseers who want to minimize their incidental travel; from here it’s possible to walk to the Houses of Parliament, London Eye, Piccadilly Circus or Covent Garden Market within 10 minutes. Traditional in style, the Charing Cross features deluxe furnishings and comfortably-sized rooms, some with views of the Thames. On site dining takes place in elegant chandeliered halls, while outside guests will find numerous English pubs, eateries and The Savoy within striking range.
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Corinthia Hotel London
5 stars hotel / Whitehall Place, Victoria and Westminster, London, United Kingdom SW1A 2BD
Guests will find all of the finest amenities in each of the 294 rooms in this popular 5-star hotel. Included in all rooms are internet access – LAN, television, ironing board. Featuring laundry service/dry cleaning, elevator, restaurant, 24hr room service, this London hotel is sure to make each guest’s trip an enjoyable one. Guests may make use of the hotel’s excellent recreational and leisure facilities including gym, spa, massage. The hotel blends expert service with state-of-the-art facilities to provide guests with a memorable stay. To make your reservation at Corinthia Hotel London, just enter your travel dates on our secure online booking form and submit.
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Citadines Prestige Trafalgar Square Hotel
3 stars hotel / 18/21 Northumberland Avenue, Bloomsbury and Soho, London, United Kingdom
No Londoner can miss the stylish and modern Citadines Prestige Trafalgar Square Hotel which is ideally located just 1 minute away from Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square. Excellent for both business and leisure travelers to this quiet area of London, the 9-story 3-star hotel provides 187 apartments, all of which are well-designed and fully-furnished with all the modern comforts. Each apartment comes with an LCD television and sound system, as well as a well-equipped kitchen. It is thus no doubt that a stay at the Citadines Prestige Trafalgar Square Hotel will make you feel at home.
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The Trafalgar London
4 stars hotel / 2 Spring Gardens, Trafalgar Square, Mayfair and Marylebone, London, United Kingdom SW1A 2TS
Each of the 129 rooms at this fine 4-star hotel feature superior amenities. Each room includes coffee/tea maker, air conditioning, inhouse movies, bathrobes. Featuring valet parking, airport transfer, bar/pub, laundry service/dry cleaning, this London hotel is sure to make each guest’s trip an enjoyable one. Guests seeking exercise or leisure will be pleased to find sauna, outdoor pool at the hotel. Everything the hotel does is centred around the guest’ experience, ensuring comfort and relaxation. Please enter your dates on our secure online booking form to make a reservation at The Trafalgar London.
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