"Trafalgar Square"
Trafalgar Square today
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A majestic square in central London, Trafalgar Square is named for the Battle of Trafalgar, an 1805 British naval triumph of the Napoleonic Wars.

In the 1820s the Prince Regent requested John Nash clear the area as part of the Charing Cross Improvement Scheme, but Sir Charles Barry was responsible for the architectural style, completed in 1845. The Square’s centrepiece is Nelson’s Column: from a base of four lions rises a 151-foot granite column surmounted by a statue of Admiral Horatio Nelson.


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