To WhitehallTrafalagar Square
As Whitehall ends we enter Trafalgar Square. Laid out in the 1840's on the site of the Kings's Mews (now demolished) it is a pleasant open space where people hang out. In the centre is the tall Nelsons Column paid for by the Nelson Memorial Committee. Lord Nelson was the admiral of the fleet and Trafalgar was his greatest battle. At the base of the column are large stone lions and fountains. The square is flanked by important buildings, mainly relating to the Commonwealth. On the north side is the huige National Gallery with its world famous art collections.



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