Trafalgar Square is one of the favorite tourist spots in central London. It was named after the Battle of Trafalgar, which happened in the year 1805 at Coast of Trafalgar between the British Navy and French army of Napoleon. It was opened for the public in 1844. It comprises fountains and statues. People gather here for Christmas celebrations and New Year’s celebration. Every year on 8th May VE day is celebrated in the square in remembrance of the victory of the allies over Nazi Germany. Trafalgar square is also used to hold the political gatherings and demonstrations. In the present century, it is also being used for victory celebrations and parades of sports teams. Trafalgar Square is depicted in many films. Promotion of “Green Spaces” in the city by London Authorities in 2007 grassed the Trafalgar Square at that time. To protect the sculpture and statues from decaying people are forbidden to feed the pigeons here.
What is the closest London Tube station to the Trafalgar Square?
The Charing Cross station of the London tube is the nearest station to Trafalgar Square. It is only 130 feet away from Trafalgar Square. The best way to reach the Trafalgar Square from Charing Cross Tube station is by foot. It takes only 2 minutes by foot. Visitors can also hire cab which will take the same amount of time as by walking. Charing Cross tube station if fed by the Bakerloo and Northern lines. The station has 6 platforms and it lies in Travel Card fare Zone 1. Ticket office opening times on Monday to Friday are from 7:15 am to 12:00 am. On Sundays its 8:15 am to 12:00 am while on Saturdays one can get tickets to any station from 9:00 am in the morning to 12:00 at night.
The Charing Cross metro station lies in between Piccadilly Circus and Embankment on the Bakerloo Line. The Northern line connects Leicester Square to Charing Cross.
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