Trafalgar Square

In the city of Westminster in Central London lies one of the most famous public squares, Trafalgar Square. The name commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar, a British naval victory in the Napoleonic Wars with France and Spain. The battle took place on October 21, 1805, off the coast of Cape Trafalgar in Spain. Trafalgar Square has been a significant landmark since the 13th century and originally contained the King’s Mews. The square has been used for community gatherings and political demonstrations and protests. At the centre of the square are an extensive water fountain and Nelson’s Column standing at 52 metres and guarded by four colossal lion statues. In the past, the square was a popular spot to feed pigeons and a booming zone to sell bird seeds. Now, due to health hazards, the sale of bird seeds stopped and the government used birds of prey to draw out the pigeons.

Author: Daniella Sousa

I have recently taught abroad and developed a love for travel. I am a current Bachelor of Education student and a lifetime lover of writing. I believe the world needs a little more adventure, love and positivity and that everyone should find the courage to get up and follow their dreams.

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