Explore Trafalgar Square and Its Nearby Attractions

You can keep busy for days just going around Trafalgar Square and the surrounding areas. Stay in one of the hotels in London Earls Court and you can have your fill of art museums, iconic landmarks, eclectic boutiques, market stalls, historic churches, lovely gardens, and theatres.

Some of the places you should not miss include the following:

  • Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square

The square counts as one of London’s top tourist attractions. The popular Nelson’s Column is the square’s top draw. The memorial is made entirely from granite. It was built in honor of Lord Nelson, one of England’s greatest heroes. It serves to commemorate Lord Nelson’s victory over Napoleon in the famous Battle of Trafalgar.

You can also find the statues of King George IV, General Gordon, Henry Havelock, and Charles James Napier in Trafalgar Square.

  • Covent Garden Market

Go northeast for about a quarter mile and you will find Covent Garden Market. The market boasts of a trendy mix of craft stalls, chic boutiques, and charming specialty shops. You can also find the retail outlets of Seven Dials and Neal’s Yard, Long Acre, the iconic Royal Opera House, and Central Square within the neighborhood.

  • London Transport Museum

Transport played a critical role in shaping what we all now know as modern London. For more than two centuries now, transport has influenced London’s society and culture.

The London Transport Museum highlights the importance of London’s transportation systems. Visit the museum and enjoy its vast collections of historic trains, taxis, trams, trolleys, and buses and learn about the city’s transport heritage.

  • The Institute of Contemporary Arts

The Institute seeks to promote the appreciation of all forms of radical art. Founded in the 1940s, it remains the vanguard of modern artistic thinking and contemporary art. Visit the Institute and enjoy a variety of provocative films, art exhibits, and radical programs aimed to promote debates and discussions about contemporary art.

  • The Courtauld Institute Gallery

This Gallery is one of the city’s excellent fine art museums. It takes pride in its exceptional collections of paintings by Renoir, Monet, van Gogh and Cezanne, representing the Impressionist and post-Impressionist periods. The Lee Collection includes works of Rubens, Goya, and Botticelli, as well as sketches done by various British artists during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. The Fry Collection represents works by both French and British artists during the 19th and 20th centuries.

  • The National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery houses a remarkable collection of drawings and paintings. This is where you can find portraits of famous people, including Henry VII, Oliver Cromwell, Elizabeth I, Lord Nelson, Christopher Wren, Queen Victoria, Winston Churchill, Princess Diana, and Margaret Thatcher, among others.

Stay in Mowbray Court Hotel and you will have a fine time visiting all these interesting places.

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