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 St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £179  23% 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 £108  42% 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 £108  37% 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Sights and Attractions near Nelson's Column

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Nelson's Column
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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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Events near Nelson's Column

Near Nelson's Column
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True West
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 23rd November 2018 to 16th February 2019
Nelson's Column, 404 Strand, WC2R | 6 minutes from Nelson's Column
Kit Harington - famous for his leading role in Game of Thrones - and Johnny Flynn - star of Lovesick, Beast and US TV series Genius, ...More
 
 
 
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The Importance Of Being Earnest
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th July to 20th October 2018
Nelson's Column, 404 Strand, WC2R | 6 minutes from Nelson's Column
Concluding the Classic Spring Oscar Wilde Season, The Importance of Being Earnest is staged at the Vaudeville Theatre this summer. Olivier Award-winner Sophie Thompson takes ...More
 
 
 
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The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 31st March 2016 to 4th November 2018
Nelson's Column, 218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, W1V | 6 minutes from Nelson's Column
Mischief Theatre, creators of The Play That Goes Wrong - winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy - and Peter Pan Goes Wrong, have ...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
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the biggest of the week's ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Nelson's Column

The best shops and markets near 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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Dover Street Market
London > Shopping > Department Stores
18-22 Haymarket, Mayfair, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from Nelson's Column
A department store but not as we know it, Dover Street Market is Harvey Nics for the hip. A haven for high end fashion brands like ... More
 
 
 
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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
Scotland combines some of the finest ingredients in the world with some of the most atrocious cooking, but this Scottish-themed bar-restaurant is trying to change all ... More
 
 
 
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National Gallery Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from Nelson's Column
... More
 
 
 
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Near Nelson's Column
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 8 minutes from Nelson's Column
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 10 minutes from Nelson's Column
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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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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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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So SPA Sofitel St James
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
6 Waterloo Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from Nelson's Column
Opened in July 2009, So SPA by Sofitel is a stunning relaxation space - all marble and modern design - housed within the Sofitel St James ... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London 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
The Harp, a welcoming bar in Covent Garden, is a traditional pub where the emphasis is firmly on real ale - earning it CAMRA's National Pub ... More
 
 
 
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The Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
53 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from Nelson's Column
Just a hundred yards from Trafalgar Square, the MOD and the Horse Guard's Parade, The Clarence has an undeniably impressive location that attracts both locals and ... More
 
 
 
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The Rooftop St. James
London > Nightlife > Bars
2 Spring Gardens, SW1A | 2 minutes from Nelson's Column
The Trafalgar Hotel was treated to a major upgrade in 2017, reopening as The Trafalgar St. James, and as a result, the rooftop bar was also ... More
 
 
 
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Walkers Of Whitehall
London > Nightlife > Bars
15 Craig's Court, St James's, London SW1A | 2 minutes from Nelson's Column
Built in 1694 on Craig's Court, just south of Trafalgar Square, Walkers of Whitehall was originally ... More
 
 
 
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Library
London > Nightlife > Bars
112 St Martin's Lane , Covent Garden, London 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, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Nelson's Column
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More
 
 
 
 

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Es Devlin: Please Feed the Lions
Es Devlin: Please Feed the Lions
Exhibitions | Until 23rd September 2018 

Trafalgar Square WC2N 5DS SW1Y 5BJ - 0 minute walk from Nelson's Column

A fifth, fluorescent red lion joins the pride in Trafalgar Square this September. London set designer Es Devlin, who has ...More

 
Thomas Cole: Eden To Empire
Exhibitions | Until 7th October 2018 

National Gallery 1 minute walk from Nelson's Column

Cole's paintings of American landscapes are shown alongside the masterpieces that inspired him, such as swirling storms painted by Turner ...More

Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire
Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire
Exhibitions | Until 7th October 2018 

National Gallery 1 minute walk from Nelson's Column

Ed Ruscha, whose 2005 Venice Biennale installation evoked Thomas Cole's famous 'The Course of Empire' painting cycle of 183336, has ...More

 
Thomas Cole's Journey
Thomas Cole's Journey
Exhibitions | Until 7th October 2018 

National Gallery 1 minute walk from Nelson's Column

The National Gallery stages the first exhibition to establish British-born Thomas Cole, one of America's leading painters of the mid-19th ...More

 
Courtauld Impressionists: From Manet To Cezanne
Exhibitions | Until 20th January 2019 

National Gallery 1 minute walk from Nelson's Column

Highlights from the Courtauld Gallery, including famous works by Cezanne, Toulouse-Lautrec, Renoir, Manet, and Seurat alongside a selection of much-loved ...More

The London Design Festival 2018
The London Design Festival 2018
Exhibitions | Until 23rd September 2018 

Various Venues London 1 minute walk from Nelson's Column

Celebrating London as the gateway to international design, the London Design Festival returns for a 16th year in 2018 with ...More

 
St Martin's Voices: The Tree Of Life
Concerts | On 20th September 2018 

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

A 35-minute sequence of songs and readings which explore seeds, plants and trees in the Bible, led by Revd Dr ...More

Michael Jackson: On the Wall
Michael Jackson: On the Wall
Exhibitions | Until 21st October 2018 

National Portrait Gallery 2 minutes walk from Nelson's Column

For Michael Jackson fans and super-fans - and it doesn't get more committed than the 16 singing Thriller in Candice ...More

 
BP Portrait Award 2018
BP Portrait Award 2018
Exhibitions | Until 23rd September 2018 

National Portrait Gallery 2 minutes walk from Nelson's Column

The popular BP Portrait Award returns for a 39th year at the National Portrait ...More

 
Misty
Theatre | Until 20th October 2018 

Trafalgar Studios 2 minutes walk from Nelson's Column

Following its sold-out run at the Bush Theatre, Arinze Kene stars in his own lyrical journey through the pulsating heart ...More

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