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View of Trafalgar Square, London / Photo, c.1965
London, England.

View of Trafalgar Square with fountain in foreground (designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944), the statue of Sir Henry Havelock by William Behnes...
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London: Trafalgar Square
Home to Nelson's Column and the iconic National Gallery London, Trafalgar Square is a vibrant open space enjoyed by Londoners and visitors alike.

Trafalgar Square was originally built as the courtyard of the Great Mews stables, which served Whitehall Palace from the 14th to the late 17th century.

In 1812, architect John Nash set about developing a new street from Charing Cross to Portland Place with an open square open to the public - this was the birth of the modern Trafalgar Square as we know it.

Nelson's Column was later erected in 1843 to commemorate Admiral Horatio Nelson's victory over the French at the battle of Trafalgar.

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