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Trafalgar Square is Britain's major tourist attraction and the largest square in London. Trafalgar Square is located in the heart of London. A point in Trafalgar Square is regarded as the official centre of London.

Trafalgar Square is managed by the Greater London Authority and owned by the Queen. The roads around the square are owned by Westminster City Council. The square contains a large central area with a terrace and roadways on three sides. The roads around the square form part of the A4, a major road running west of the City of London.

At the centre, Nelson's Column is flanked by fountains and guarded by four bronze lions. A statue of Horatio Nelson is at the top of Nelson's Column. During the Battle of Trafalgar, Horatio Nelson commanded the British Navy.

Surrounding Trafalgar Square are the National Gallery is on the north side, The Mall on the southwest side, Whitehall is to the south side. And St Martin-in-the-Fields Church, South Africa House, Strand to the east side. Charing Cross station on the Northern and Bakerloo lines has an exit in the square.

Distance between Trafalgar Square and other attractions:

London Eye: 1.4 miles (2.25km)

National Gallery: 0.4 miles (0.64km)

British Museum: 1 mile (1.6km)

Big Ben & Piccadilly Circus: 0.6 miles (0.97km)

Palace of Westminster & Buckingham Palace: 0.7 miles (1.12km)

Westminster Cathedral: 1.2 miles (1.93km)

London City Center & Globe Theatre: 2.5 miles (4.0km)

Madame Tussauds: 1.9 miles (3.0km)

Victoria and Albert Museum: 2.3 miles (3.7km)