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Charing Cross, London
The foountain and statues of Trafalgar Square
Public DomainThe foountain and statues of Trafalgar Square - Credit: Stefan Schafft

"I tethered my bike at Charing Cross and changed in the toilets before meeting her by Nelson's Column." (page 12)

Charing Cross is an area of Westminster, in London. It falls within the main roads of the Strand, Embankment and Whitehall, and is not far from Trafalgar Square.

In all likelihood the narrator tethered his/her bike at Charing Cross tube station, which has an entrance leading into Trafalgar Square.

Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square
Public DomainNelson's Column in Trafalgar Square - Credit: David Castor

Trafalgar Square is a square in central London, famous for its statues (including Nelson's Column), its fountains, and (until a few years ago) its flocks of pigeons. It is a very popular tourist attraction.

Nelson's Column is a monument built in the 1840s to commemorate Horatio Nelson's victory and death at the Battle of Trafalgar. The column, topped by a statue of Nelson, is over 50 metres high.



Panoramic view of Trafalgar Square, London
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikePanoramic view of Trafalgar Square, London - Credit: Diliff