14: Trafalgar Square and Nelson's column

Trafalgar SquareNelson's column comes into view at Trafalgar Square. The column is made of granite; Horatio Nelson, facing you from the top, is made of sandstone; and Lanseer's four lions at the base are cast in bronze. The sea Battle of Trafalgar took place off the coast of Spain and was the most decisive British victory of the Napoleonic war. Nelson was mortally wounded although none of the British ships under his command was lost. The statue shows Nelson with just one eye and one arm — wounds he sustained during earlier conflicts. The square is regarded as the geographical centre of London. Over at the far side is the National Gallery with one of the finest collections of European paintings in the world

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Paddington Station
Paddington Basin
Edgware Road
Marble Arch
Oxford Street
John Lewis
Oxford Circus
Piccadilly Circus
Shaftesbury Avenue
Leicester Square
Trafalgar Square
Covent Garden
Law Courts
Temple Bar
Ludgate Hill
St. Paul's Cathedral
Bank of England
London Stone
All Hallows Church
Tower of London
London Wall
Tower Bridge
Port of London Building
Tate Modern
Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
Inns of Court
Dr. Johnson
Somerset House
Savoy Hotel
Charing Cross
Admiralty Arch
Texas Embassy
Eros Statue
Regent Street
Hamleys Toy Shop
BBC Broadcasting House
New Bond Street
Primark Store
Speakers' Corner
St. Mary's Hospital

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