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  Trafalgar Square - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Trafalgar Square is a square in central London that commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar (1805), a British naval victory of the Napoleonic Wars.
Nelson's Column is in the centre of the square, surrounded by fountains designed by Lutyens in 1939 and four huge bronze lions sculpted by Sir Edwin Landseer; the metal used is said to have been recycled from the cannon of the French fleet.
Trafalgar Square was filled with British subjects wanting to hear the formal announcement by Sir Winston Churchill that the war was over: it was packed to bursting point.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Trafalgar_Square   (1876 words)

  
 Trafalgar Square, Barbados - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Trafalgar Square (now "National Heroes Square") is located in the capital and principal commercial centre Bridgetown, on the island-nation of Barbados.
Trafalgar Square lies along Upper Broad Street and is on the northern shore of the Careenage("Constitution River"), found directly in the centre of Bridgetown.
A fixture of the Square on the west-end includes a bronze statue of Admiral Lord Nelson overlooking the Square.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Trafalgar_Square,_Barbados   (195 words)

  
 London/Trafalgar Square Travel Guide
Trafalgar Square is a large public square in London commemorating Lord Horatio Nelson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horatio_Nelson)'s victory against Napoleon's navy at the Battle of Trafalgar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Trafalgar) in 1805.
Trafalgar Square has recently (2002-2003) been renovated and expanded (http://www.worldsquares.com/) to link up directly with the National Gallery (http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/) on the north side of the square - a great improvement to the traffic which once completely encircled this, the largest public square in London's West End.
Trafalgar Square is also traditionally the scene of lively celebrations for Londoners on New Years Eve, though an inceasingly heavy police presence has meant that some antics (drunks leaping into the fountains) have all but disappeared.
www.imakoopedia.org /en/article/London/Trafalgar_Square   (432 words)

  
 Victorian London - Districts - Areas - Trafalgar Square
A spacious square, at the junction of Whitehall, Cockspur-street, the Strand, St.
Trafalgar Square has been called the finest site in Europe, but, however this may be, it is very far from having been utilised to the extent of its possibilities.
Trafalgar Square has been pronounced the finest site in Europe it is certainly the finest open space in the metropolis.
www.victorianlondon.org /districts/trafalgarsquare.htm   (1044 words)

  
 Trafalgar Square and Admiralty Arch
Trafalgar Square, replacing John Nash's square of the 1820's, was remodelled by architect, Charles Barry, in 1840 by creating the northern terrace and installing the steps.
The square is dedicated to the heroics of Admiral Horatio Viscount Nelson (1758-1805,) who's likeness is depicted by an 18 foot-tall statue atop the 172 foot column in the center of the square.
The four large pedestals positioned around the square are home to 3 statues, an equestrian of George IV by Chantrey and Earle, Havelock by Behnes (1861) and Napier of 1855 by Adams.
www.angelfire.com /in/uktravelinfo/trafalgar.html   (526 words)

  
 Trafalgar Square on AboutBritain.com
Trafalgar Square, set in central London, is one of Britain's great tourist attractions.
The chartists assembled in Trafalgar Square in 1848 and since then, it has been a favourite meeting place for demonstrators and marchers, trying to gain attention for their cause.
In the north east corner, is a statue of George IV on horseback, commissioned by him, while in the opposite corner the pedestal does not yet have a permanent statue.
www.aboutbritain.com /TrafalgarSquare.htm   (826 words)

  
 Trafalgar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Trafalgar, fought near the cape
Trafalgar Square in London, commemorating the above battle
Trafalgar class submarines of the Royal Navy, the service's most advanced nuclear attack submarines (in service).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Trafalgar   (130 words)

  
 Trafalgar Square - The Open Guide to London: the free London guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Trafalgar Square is one of Britain's most famous places, and an important nodal point of London.
As of August 2003, the [layout changes] to pedestrianise one side of the square - as part of the [World Squares For All] scheme - have been completed, and the square is a better place for it (IMHO - Earle).
Trafalgar Square is a traditional gathering point for celebrating the new year.
london.openguides.org /index.cgi?Trafalgar_Square   (247 words)

  
 SpaceSyntax - Trafalgar Square   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The network of public spaces in central London between Trafalgar Square and Parliament Square is the heart of national government and, for many, the heart of London.
These included a major, new staircase into Trafalgar Square, selective pedestrianisation of the public realm and the re-connection of Parliament Square to the wider area.
Trafalgar Square is the first element of the masterplan to be completed in 2003 and has been a huge success, with levels of pedestrian movement in the square increasing by thirteen times.
www.spacesyntax.com /projects/trafalgarsquare.html   (281 words)

  
 NELSON'S COLUMN TRAFALGAR SQUARE LONDON ENGLAND MONUMENT TO LORD HORATIO NELSON 1758 TO 1805 ADMIRAL OF THE BRITISH ...
is a monument in the centre of Trafalgar Square in London.
is a square in central London that commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar (1805), a British naval victory of the Napoleonic Wars.
Nelson's Column is in the centre of the square, surrounded by fountains and four huge bronze lions sculpted by Sir Edwin Landseer; the metal used is said to have been recycled from the cannon of the French fleet.
www.solarnavigator.net /history/nelsons_column_trafalgar_square_london_england.htm   (886 words)

  
 Trafalgar Square - Sightseeing National Shopping at dooyoo.co.uk
Trafalgar Square, was laid out in 1829 to 1841 to commemorate Nelson's naval victory at the...
Battle of Trafalgar (off the Spanish coast)in 1805, manifested by the 17 foot high statue of Nelson himself in the square.
London's Trafalgar Square is well known throughout the world, partly for the distinctive appearance of Nelson's Column, and partly for the hordes of pigeons that still congregate there despite the Mayor's best efforts.
www.dooyoo.co.uk /sightseeing-national/trafalgar-square   (321 words)

  
 CNN.com - Travel - Proposed Trafalgar Square changes ruffle feathers - November 15, 2000
Trafalgar Square regulars -- mostly elderly, bird-fancying Londoners -- emphatically support Rayner, but animal-rights groups are his greatest allies.
His family has been selling birdseed since shortly after World War II "The square's feral pigeons are sociable and intelligent creatures who have become accustomed to a food source provided by human beings," said the motion, which is simply an expression of opinion and would not affect city policy.
Napier and Havelock were immortalized at the square in 1855 and 1861, respectively, shortly after ending long and distinguished careers maintaining British authority over its sprawling colonial empire.
archives.cnn.com /2000/TRAVEL/NEWS/11/15/britain.trafalgar.ap   (943 words)

  
 London Reclaims Trafalgar Square, is Times Square Next? Transportation Alternatives Magazine Article
Trafalgar Square is London's most popular outdoor space and one of the most famous squares in the world, containing both the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery.
In the Square, the most striking part of the makeover is the addition of a grand central staircase linking the National Gallery directly to the Square for the first time.
The redesigned Square would provide the city's millions of residents and visitors with a central public gathering place to enjoy the sites and the (non-motorized) sounds of this great city as well as improve traffic flow for drivers by eliminating the traffic crossing of 7th Avenue and Broadway.
www.transalt.org /press/magazine/033Summer/16london.html   (797 words)

  
 Bookselling This Week: On the Farm With Trafalgar Square
By the mid-80s, Trafalgar Square was carrying 50 British publishers, including all the major houses except Penguin.
Trafalgar Square was one of the first distributors to join the Book Sense Publisher Partner Program, said Sloan.
Trafalgar recently began participating in the BookSense.com Co-op Reimbursement Program, which streamlines the process for booksellers to collect co-op from publishers.
news.bookweb.org /booksense/3691.html   (634 words)

  
 Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square is a very key place in London that I believe has affected the whole earth.
An extensive spiritual mapping report of Trafalgar Square can be purchased from Francesca Cornu Fleming, Director of Gateway Christian Media Ltd. Please contact dana@watchmannetwork.org for additional information.
I believe God is showing us that this spot in Trafalgar Square is where we need to go and set in order the trade routes (along which all things in the earth that are traded).
www.watchmannetwork.org /Trafalgar_Square.htm   (1269 words)

  
 Trafalgar Square- London, United Kingdom - VirtualTourist.com
Trafalgar Square, the main hub of Central London, was built in honour of Admiral Nelson.
Trafalgar square is one of London's great squares, with its great column flanked by four fabulous Lions and two attractive fountains.
Trafalgar Square used to be famous for its pigeon population and a popular passtime was buying seeds to feed the pigeons who would land on anyone who would feed them.
www.virtualtourist.com /travel/Europe/United_Kingdom/England/Greater_London/London-309228/Things_To_Do-London-Trafalgar_Square-BR-1.html   (1367 words)

  
 Mayor of London - Trafalgar Square
Read about the project to place a statue of Nelson Mandela by sculptor Ian Walters on the North Terrace of Trafalgar Square.
Trafalgar Square may be used for rallies, filming and cultural events, subject to GLA approval in advance - see Booking Trafalgar Square.
The café is situated in the heart of Trafalgar Square at the base of the grand staircase and is accessible to people with disabilities.
www.london.gov.uk /mayor/trafalgar_square   (133 words)

  
 Trafalgar Square, London WC2: tourist information from TourUK
The square was built in honour of Admiral Lord Nelson after his victory in 1805 at the Battle of Trafalgar.
Trafalgar Square was designed by John Nash and constructed in the 1830s, on the site that was originally the mews for royal hawks and then royal stables.
Trafalgar Square is also the location of London's smallest police station.
www.touruk.co.uk /london_squares/trafalgar_square1.htm   (330 words)

  
 IgoUgo: London Attractions, London Festivals, Things To Do In London   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Trafalgar Square is named after the sea-battle that saw Napoleon’s defeat — and the statue of Nelson in the centre of the square commemorates the victor.
Trafalgar Square is flanked by interesting buildings, such as the National Gallery (on the north side), and the adjoining St. Martin-in-the-Fields church on the east side of the square.
The square was built in 1829, the 185 foot high Nelson’s column was added by 1843, to round off the commemoration of Napoleon’s defeat at sea.
www.igougo.com /planning/journalEntryActivity.asp?type=2&entryID=16954   (741 words)

  
 The Observer | Review | So, Nelson, what's your view?
But in recent years Trafalgar Square has been associated more with the stench of diesel and questionable hamburgers than a sense of history in the making.
In a very short time, people will look at pictures of the square as it used to be with disbelief at how it was allowed to get into that state.' Or at least he hopes they will.
The new Trafalgar Square may not have the intimacy or the architectural harmony of the courtyard of Somerset House, but as a place to relax, and to look at the city, it's hard to beat.
observer.guardian.co.uk /review/story/0,6903,986931,00.html   (1396 words)

  
 Mayor of London - Trafalgar Square - Summer in the Square   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Summer in the Square is a programme of free events and performances in Trafalgar Square during the summer months of June to September.
They can be enjoyed by people of all ages, Londoners or visitors to the capital, on their way from work and after school, or simply passing through the area.
Summer in the Square 2005 included, in August, the Trafalgar Square Arts Festival: three weeks of spectacular outdoor performance.
www.london.gov.uk /mayor/trafalgar_square/sits-index.jsp   (108 words)

  
 Trafalgar Square London & Admiral Lord Nelson
The main hub of Central London, was built in honor of Admiral Nelson after his victory in 1805 at the Battle of Trafalgar, off the coast of Spain.
Trafalgar Square is also famous for its pigeons.
An engagement took place in which the British Royal Navy claimed victory but at a terrible price - the brilliant Admiral was wounded in the back by a musket ball and expired shortly after.
www.travellondon.com /templates/attractions/gallery_trafalgar.html   (524 words)

  
 Trafalgar Square London One of the most famous Squares in the World
Named after the Naval Battle of 1805, Trafalgar Square was completed by the mid 1840's.
On the North side of the Square is the National Gallery, housing masterpieces by Leonardo Da Vinci, Rebens.
On the west side is Canada House, while in the North East corner is the Church of St Martins in the Fields.
www.beautiful-london.co.uk /trafalgar-square.htm   (321 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | UK | England | London | Reincarnation of Trafalgar Square
He emerged from the London Underground in Trafalgar Square, took one look around him at the choked ring of traffic spewing fumes into the litter-strewn square infested with pigeons - and got straight back on the Tube, and out of London.
That was a while back, and since then the Mayor's vision for Trafalgar Square to become the cultural, as well as the geographical heart of the city, has begun to take shape.
As part of the 18-month World Squares for All project, five lanes of traffic were removed from the north side and a grand central staircase now leads from a new piazza in front of the National Gallery down to an outdoor cafe in the lower square.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/uk_news/england/london/4783724.stm   (755 words)

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