Nelson's Column

London, greater-london Historical Unclaimed
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About Nelson's Column

Nelson's Column is in Trafalgar Square in central London and there are no restrictions on when or how you stay either as it's ffree! It's an iconic monument that is recognised all around the world and is a must visit if you're heading into central London. 

The column is one of London's most recognisable landmarks and is currently been standing for 178 years! It was built to commemorate Nelson's victory in the Battle of Trafalgar and was built between 1840 and 1843. 

The statue faces towards the Admiralty, the firection of Cape Trafalgar in Spain and cost around £47,000 to produce - that's around £4 million in today's money! It's around 169ft in total, so remember to look up and take lots of photos! 

The panels are made from French guns which were captured and melted down and there is a total ban of climbing on it! There's also lots more to visit in the area, including the National Gallery which is directly opposite and free too! 

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Last Update 2023

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