"in Trafalgar Square still flowed around the base of Nelson's Column"

 

Nelson's Column
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeNelson's Column - Credit: Tagishsimon

Located  in the heart of London, Trafalgar Square  is a tourist attraction and one of the most famous squares in the United Kingdom and the world.

Trafalgar Square - detail
GNU Free Documentation LicenseTrafalgar Square - detail - Credit: Billy Hicks
At its centre is Nelson's Column, which is guarded by four lion statues at its base. Nelson's Column is a monument standing 185 ft. high in the middle of Trafalgar Square in London, commemorating Britain's most celebrated naval hero. Statues and sculptures are on display in the square, including a fourth plinth displaying changing pieces of contemporary art, and it is a site of political demonstrations.