Nelson's Column

 
 
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Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London SW1Y 5BJ
 
 

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Nelson's ColumnMaster tactician, inspirational leader, patriotic martyr, Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson is one of England's great heroes. His Nelson's Column statue is at the very heart of London. From his position on Trafalgar Square he gazes out towards the Thames where his fleet once lay, and down which his body was carried after he was killed by one of the last shots fired at his greatest victory, the Battle of Trafalgar.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Charing Cross Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Leicester Square Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Blackfriars Railway Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Q-Park Trafalgar
 
2 minutes walk
 
St Martins Lane NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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    The Trafalgar Hotel London
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £122  31% off
    2 Spring Gardens, SW1A | 2 minutes from Nelson's Column
    Almost in the shadow of Nelson's Column, and with the Palaces of Whitehall looming behind it, this hotel is at the heart of the Capital. ... More
     
     
     
    Club Quarters Trafalgar Square
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £69  36% off
    8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 2 minutes from Nelson's Column
    A fantastic nineteenth century exterior hides a thoroughly modern hotel, with clean, minimalist design in the rooms. The biggest draw is the location, in the very ... More
     
     
     
    The Grand at Trafalgar Square
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £69  38% off
    8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 2 minutes from Nelson's Column
    A visually stunning building, The Grand at Trafalgar Square is a quintessential London hotel, located within the restored landmark Northumberland House - formerly the Victoria Hotel. ... More
     
     
     
     
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    The Fourth Plinth
    London > Attractions > Sights
    Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from Nelson's Column
    The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square remained empty after its completion in 1841 - it was designed for an equestrian statue of one of Britain's Colonial ... More
     
     
     
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    Cenotaph
    London > Attractions > Sights
    Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from Nelson's Column
    Standing solemnly in the middle of Whitehall, visitors could be forgiven for passing the Cenotaph by unnoticed. But every November it becomes the focus of Britain's ... More
     
     
     
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    Piccadilly Circus
    London > Attractions > Sights
    Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1J | 6 minutes from Nelson's Column
    Right in the middle of the West End, Piccadilly Circus isn't a circus at all, but an enormous road junction where Piccadilly itself Regent Street, Shaftesbury ... More
     
     
     
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    Trafalgar Square
    London > Attractions > Other Attractions
    Central London, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from Nelson's Column
    Lord Nelson, Britain's greatest military hero, and the mighty lions that surround him, pay testament to the position of Trafalgar Square at the heart of the ... More
     
     
     
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    National Gallery
    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from Nelson's Column
    The National Gallery dominates London's Trafalgar Square with its neo-classical columns and portico designed by William Wilkins adjoining the square on its east side where it ... More
     
     
     
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    St Martin-in-the-Fields
    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Nelson's Column
    This historic church of St Martin-in-the-Fields overlooking Trafalgar Square was built in 1726 and is the best known work of Scottish architect James Gibbs whose ... More
     
     
     
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    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, A Musical Thriller
    London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 30th March to 12th April 2015
    London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO), St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 3 minutes from Nelson's Column
    Emma Thompson returns to the London stage for the first time in 25 years to play Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet ...More
     
     
     
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    Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 17th December 2014 to 9th May 2015
    Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 4 minutes from Nelson's Column
    Olivier-Award winner Tamsin Greig (Episodes, Green Wing, Jumpy, God of Carnage), who made her name as Debbie Aldridge in Radio 4's The Archers, makes her musical ...More
     
     
     
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    War Horse
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th March 2009 to 13th February 2016
    New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 11 minutes from Nelson's Column
    This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New London Theatre after two critically acclaimed ...More
     
     
     
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    London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Nelson's Column
    London Coliseum is a magnificent historic building and an excellent venue in which to enjoy the soaring sounds and high drama of some truly thrilling operas. ... More
     
     
     
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    Haymarket Theatre Royal
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    Haymarket, SW1Y | 3 minutes from Nelson's Column
    The Haymarket Theatre was built by John Potter on the site of the King's Head Inn and the Gun Smith shop in 1702. It has had ... More
     
     
     
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    Odeon Leicester Square
    London > Entertainment > Cinemas
    24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Nelson's Column
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    Davenports Magic Shop
    London > Shopping > Specialists
    7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Nelson's Column
    From budding Harry Potters and bumbling Tommy Coopers to dynamic David Copperfields, Davenports is a haven for magicians of every level and ability. Non-magicians too are ... More
     
     
     
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    Tenderproduct
    London > Shopping > Art and Design
    6 Cecil Court, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Nelson's Column
    Tenderproduct is the second tender venture by Etan Ilfeld, who previously founded the neighbouring Tenderpixel Gallery, an innovative space for emerging talent. Tenderproduct is a shop ... More
     
     
     
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    Ben & Jerry's
    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    The Empire, 5-6 Leicester Square, WC2H | 4 minutes from Nelson's Column
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    Massimo Restaurant & Bar
    London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
    10 Northumberland Avenue, 10 Northumberland avenue, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from Nelson's Column
    Adding another notch to his London portfolio, David Collins has designed the exquisite Massimo restaurant within the grand 5 star Corinthia Hotel London in Whitehall Place. ... More
     
     
     
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    Albannach
    London > Restaurants > British restaurants
    66 Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from Nelson's Column
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    London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
    Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from Nelson's Column
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    English [Out There!]
    London > Education > English Language Courses
    10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 12 minutes from Nelson's Column
    English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
     
     
     
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    Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    1 Sheffield Street, WC2A | 13 minutes from Nelson's Column
    The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
     
     
     
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    Cookery School
    London > Education > Cookery Courses
    15B Little Portland Street, W1W | 16 minutes from Nelson's Column
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    ESPA Life at Corinthia
    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from Nelson's Column
    The people at Espa take grooming pretty seriously, and quite rightly, when it comes to appearances it's often best to leave it to the experts. You'll ... More
     
     
     
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    Victoria Embankment Gardens
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Nelson's Column
    Created in 1874, the Victoria Embankment Gardens run parallel to the River Thames, creating a green walkway between Waterloo Bridge and Embankment, and are dotted with ... More
     
     
     
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    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    6 Waterloo Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from Nelson's Column
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    The Sherlock Holmes
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Nelson's Column
    Thirsty Sherlock Holmes fans look no further than this homage to the great detective himself and to original Victorian pubs. While you indulge in a soothing ... More
     
     
     
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    The Harp
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Nelson's Column
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    53 Whitehall, SW1A | 3 minutes from Nelson's Column
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    Vista
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    The Trafalgar, Trafalgar Square, SW1A | 2 minutes from Nelson's Column
    This bar is all about location, location, location. Just a few steps from Nelson's Column, Vista is a rooftop bar upon the boutique Trafalgar Hotel. The ... More
     
     
     
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    Rockwell
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    The Trafalgar, 2 Spring Gardens, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from Nelson's Column
    Hotel bar on Trafalgar Square with public roof terrace. This bar is all about location, location, location. Just a few steps from Nelson's Column, the Trafalgar Hotel ... More
     
     
     
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    Library
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    112 St Martin's Lane , WC2N | 2 minutes from Nelson's Column
    Private members club housed in a five story town house, with a restaurant, hotel, bar and nightclub. Members are voted in by a committee but it's ... More
     
     
     
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    Haymarket Hotel
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from Nelson's Column
    A hip designer hotel by Tim and Kit Kemp in a grand building on the prestigious Haymarket, the broad boulevard street making for an impressive entrance. ... More
     
     
     
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    Institute of Directors - IOD
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    116 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from Nelson's Column
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    Odeon, Leicester Square
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    24-26 Leicester Square, WC2H | 3 minutes from Nelson's Column
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    National Gallery 1 minute walk from Nelson's Column

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    Exhibitions | Until 31st May 2015 

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    Exhibitions | On 31st March 2015 

    National Gallery 1 minute walk from Nelson's Column

    Informative talk about artists and the art world....More

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    Concerts | On 31st March 2015 

    St Martin-in-the-Fields 1 minute walk from Nelson's Column

    A performance of Faure's Requiem, Stainer's God So Loved The World from The Crucifixion, Lotti's Crucifixus, Chilcott's Were You There ...More

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    Exhibitions | Until 25th May 2015 

    National Portrait Gallery 2 minutes walk from Nelson's Column

    The National Portrait Gallery pays tribute to portrait painter John Singer Sargent. Portraits of Artists and Friends (from 12th February ...More

     
    Wellington: Triumphs, Politics and Passions
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    Last year saw the centenary of the outbreak of World War I; 2015 is the 200th anniversary of the Battle ...More

     
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    Trafalgar Studios 2 minutes walk from Nelson's Column

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