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Trafalgar Square London Trafalgar Square, the site of Nelson's Column, stands at the meeting point of The Strand, Whitehall, The Mall and Charing Cross Road. Charing Cross is considered the heart of London, from which all distances today are measured. If you are flying to/from London, London Heathrow airport is about 20 miles from Trafalgar Square, London Gatwick airport is about 30 miles and London city airport is about 10 miles. Your nearest mainline rail link to Trafalgar Square is Waterloo station and Charing Cross station, and it is about 3 miles from Victoria Coach station. If you intend to travel on the London Tube/Underground, please use the

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  • Leicester Square Station, Charing Cross Road, LONDON, WC2H 0AP. Piccadilly / Northern (Charing Cross branch) line.
  • Charing Cross Station, Strand, London, WC2N 5HS. Bakerloo and Northern Line.
  • Piccadilly Circus Station, Piccadilly, LONDON, W1V 9LB. Piccadilly / Bakerloo line.
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  • Charing Cross, The Strand, London, Greater London, WC2N 5HF.
  • London Waterloo, Station Approach, London, Greater London, SE1 8SW.

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Attractions The statue of King Charles I, south of Trafalgar Square, marks the point for measuring the distance to and from London. A plaque can be found on the ground behind the statue stating that mileage distances on road signage are still measured from here. It marks the site one of the original memorial crosses erected by King Edward in memory of wife Queen Eleanor, who died in 1290. The cross standing outside Charing Cross Station is a replica of the original, made in 1863. Historians believe the original was not as ornate as the one seen today. In Trafalgar Square.

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Attractions The Banqueting House, Whitehall, London SW1A 2ER. Tel: 020 7930 4179. Designed by Inigo Jones for King James I and completed in 1622, The Banqueting House is the only complete surviving building of Whitehall Palace, the sovereign’s principal residence from 1530 until 1698 when it was destroyed by fire. It was also the site of King Charles I execution in 1649. About 500 yards from Trafalgar Square. Gain free entry to Banqueting House – and dozens of other London Attractions - with the London Pass.

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Attractions National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, London WC2H 0HE. Tel: 020 7306 0055. The collection represents the most comprehensive of its kind, founded in 1856 to collect portraits of famous British men and women. About 200 yards from Trafalgar Square.

Attractions The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN. Tel: 020 7747 2885. One of the greatest collections of European painting in the world. About 50 yards from Trafalgar Square.

Attractions Admiralty Arch,The Mall, SW1A 2WH. The Mall. Leading from the southwest corner of Trafalgar Square into The Mall, this quintuple arched ceremonial gateway is one of London's most famous landmarks. About 100 yards from Trafalgar Square.

Attractions Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1. Tel 020 7930 6844. The Mall Galleries are on the Mall at the Admiralty Arch end by Trafalgar Square. About 100 yards from Trafalgar Square.

Attractions St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ, Tel: 020 - 7766 1100. St Martin-in-the-Fields is located at the north eastern corner of Trafalgar Square. Take any bus bound for the Strand or Charing Cross Road, or take the underground to Charing Cross or Leicester Square and follow the signs to the National Gallery. North of Trafalgar Square.

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Attractions Benjamin Franklin House, 36 Craven Street, London, WC2N 5NF. Tel: 020 7925 1405. Located on Craven Street, just a short walk from Trafalgar Square, this historical building dates from circa 1730 and was the residence of Benjamin Franklin in London between 1757 and 1775. About 200 yards from Trafalgar Square. Gain free entry to Benjamin Franklin House – and dozens of other London Attractions - with the London Pass.

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