EVENTS & HOTELS NEAR TRAFALGAR SQUARE
Trafalgar Square marks the spot that many consider to be the true centre of London. In the middle of the square is a gigantic 145-foot statue of Lord Horatio Nelson guarded by lions, built to commemorate the Battle of Trafalgar, a huge British naval victory.
The square has been used for a broad range of community gatherings and demonstrations over the years, from St. Patrick’s Day and Christmas Carols to West End Live and New Year’s Eve.
HOTELS NEAR TRAFALGAR SQUARE
THE ROYAL HORSEGUARDS HOTEL
8 minute walk to Trafalgar Square
From the hotel to Trafalgar Square it’s a mere 8 minutes walk, so right in the central London action. Directly overlooking the River Thames one side and Buckingham Palace the other, the views from this 5-star hotel are incredible.
The Royal Horseguards was built in 1884 in the style of a traditional French chateau and also boasts a thrilling history, having hosted guests from Winston Churchill and William Gladstone to H.G. Wells and George Bernard Shaw.
THE GROSVENOR HOTEL
15 minute journey on public transport to Trafalgar Square
It’s just 3 stops on the London Underground from the Grosvenor Hotel to Trafalgar Square, so you’ll be perfectly located to visit the famous square at a moment’s notice.
The hotel is steeped in grandeur, blending modern touches with its Victorian heritage in style. Built by railway pioneers in 1862, the Grade II listed building is a unique space to explore and is within walking distance of Buckingham Palace.
THINGS TO DO NEAR TRAFALGAR SQUARE
THE NATIONAL GALLERY
Explore one of the world’s greatest collections of Western European art, from the Renaissance through to Impressionism and beyond. The free gallery is extensive, featuring art from the likes of Da Vinci, Van Gogh and Velázquez, amongst many others. To find out what is taking place and how to get to the National Gallery visit the official site.
NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY
The National Portrait Gallery, known to many simply as NPG, is an art gallery that houses a vast collection of portraits featuring historically significant British people. See the famous portrait of William Shakespeare up close or the anamorphic portrait of Edward VI by William Scrots. To find out what is taking place at the National Portrait Gallery visit the official site.
Right in the heart of the West End, Leicester square is a hub connecting London’s top theatres, shops and Soho nightlife. It’s a busy, bustling space with no shortage of entertaining things to do and places to eat.