Trafalgar Square has a special place in the heart of native Londoners and the area comes alive during New Year's Eve, Victory in Europe Day, and Christmas. Large crowds, fireworks, and rambunctious celebrations are common characteristics of these events in Trafalgar Square.
Considered to be one of the most popular tourist destinations in London, Trafalgar Square has an illustrious history that dates to the Napoleonic Wars in the early 1800s. Named for the Battle of Trafalgar, a British Naval victory against Napoleon's troops, the square was the site of this battle.
Located in the borough of Westminster, the square has been slowly developed into a bustling area of London. Over the past several centuries, a number of statues and monuments have been built in Trafalgar Square including the legendary four fountain statues that were installed in 1930 by famed architect Sir Edwin Lutyens.
Visiting Trafalgar Square
Because Trafalgar Square is not a museum, arena, or similar building, it is open year-round for people to visit. Each day, thousands of people flock to Trafalgar Square to feed the pigeons, enjoy a quiet lunch in the open air, or explore the nearby historical sites.
In fact, because it is such a large, public space, Trafalgar Square has become the central meeting location for protests, rallies, demonstrations, and gatherings by local London residents.
Although it is walkable from many locations in the city, Trafalgar Square can be easily accessed by taking the Tube to the Charing Cross station. Once in the plaza, Trafalgar Square is surrounded by roads on three sides, the National Gallery to the north, and the St. Martin-in-the-Fields church to the east. Given that it is such a popular tourist destination, it is not surprising that there are many hotels near Trafalgar Square that are happy to accommodate guests from around the world. Although there are many restaurants and pubs in the surrounding area, the square does have its own cafe, which is open daily.
You'll find unique decor in each of the Suites at Crowne Plaza London-The City. The lounges in the Tate Modern, St Bride's and St Paul's Suites all have artwork and books tailored to the iconic landmark that's visible from the double-aspect windows.
InterContinental London Park Lane is situated in Mayfair and occupies one of the city’s most prestigious locations – Number One Park Lane. Nestled between the famous shopping districts of Knightsbridge and London’s theatre land, InterContinental London Park Lane overlooks two Royal Parks and Buckingham Palace and is close to the fashionable shopping areas of Bond Street and Piccadilly.
Holiday Inn London-Bloomsbury's well-placed location is worth taking advantage of. You're a few minutes' walk from dozens of bus routes, and just 50 metres from Russell Square underground station for Piccadilly line Tube trains. Vibrant Covent Garden is 10 minutes away on foot.
The Staybridge Suites London Vauxhall is located within the developing area of Vauxhall and Battersea. Less than 5 minute walk from the hotel is River Thames and Albert Embankment. A stroll along the riverside takes you towards Southbank and Westminster and many restaurants and bars,
Ask our Concierge at Holiday Inn London-Regent's Park to book taxis and help you plan days out in the capital. We keep tickets for some of the city's biggest attractions behind the desk, like Madame Tussauds and popular West End musicals.
In a quiet Edwardian terrace in Marylebone, Holiday Inn Oxford Circus is a 2-minute walk from London's famous Oxford Street. The hotel has a 24-hour front desk, a mini-gym and a restaurant. The bright and airy bedrooms have air conditioning and Wi-Fi access. All rooms feature a work desk and a satellite TV with on-demand movies, and each has a private modern bathroom.
The hotel is situated in an ideal location; 5 minutes walking distance to Southwark Tube Station and Blackfriars Station. Come and enjoy the most famous London attractions as the London Eye, Tate Modern, and Tower Bridge on the Riverbank.
Getting to Holiday Inn Express London-Victoria is easy, thanks to its location near the transport hub of Victoria train station and Pimlico Undergound. Hotel is only 4 minutes walk from Pimlico station and 15 minutes from Victoria Railway Station. Gatwick Airport is just 30 minutes by express train, Heathrow Airport is accessible by London Underground, and buses serve the city centre and beyond.