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Nelson’s Column, Charing Cross, London WC2N 5DU, UK
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Trafalgar Square
Trafaigar Square is the centre for national rejoicing and assemblies and rallies of various causes. It is on the site of former Royal Mews and slables dating back lo the days of Edward I (1272-1307). The present square was laid out between 1840 and 1845 by Sir Charles Barry, architect of the Houses of Parliament, part of which, "Big Ben’, Can be seen to the South.
The square commemorates the famous victory of Admiral Viscount Nelson at the battle of Trafalgar in 1805 during which he was killed. The Nelson Column, on top of which is a statue of the Admiral, is one of London’s most famous landmarks. Around the base are four bronze panels depicting his naval victories at Cape St Vincent (1797), Copenhagen (1801), The Nile (1798) and Trafalgar (1805).

Original panel unveiled by The Right Honourable Peter Brooke CH MP
Secretary of State for National Heritage Sth March 1994.

This panel was updated in 2009 and was unveiled by Councillor Robert Davis DL Deputy Leader of Westminster City Council in 2010.

[Major buildings and monuments in the square]

The Jubilee Walkway symbol
Jubilee Walkway route map
The Jubilee Walkway, designed and administered by a special Trust, was established to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth in 1977. It encircles the centre of London, embracing many historic buildings and views. It is approximately 14 miles (22.4 km) in length.

Follow the Jubilee Walkway on foot using the circular walkway plates embedded in the ground around London.

For leaflets and further information on walks in London telephone 0870 240 6094.

To hear this panel call and select 202.

www.jubileewalkway.com
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Part of the Jubilee Walkway, a walking route established in 1977 to mark 25 years of Queen Elizabeth II accession.

The route includes major points in London.

Note that the text on the sign also appears in Braille

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The following photos taken that day feature sites in the square: the square and the center of Nelson’s Column Click for a larger image
National Gallery and Church of St. Martin in the Fields Click for a larger image
The Fountain and Nelson’s Column Click for a larger image

The link at the bottom of the sign links to the United Commonwealth Walkway Association website:
Outdoor Trust Commonwealth Walkway



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