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Trafalgar Square

 

Trafalgar Square is a square located in the heart of London. This tourist attraction has four lion statues "guarding" at its base with other structures such fourth plinth featuring contemporary art pieces. This meeting place for political rallies had its name from the Battle of Trafalgar in 1905, replacing its previous name King William IV Square that recounts the victory of the British Navy in the Napoleonic Wars.

The King's Mews can be seen on the northern of Trafalgar Square while the southern end was the original Charing Cross, which is the heart of London, being the midpoint between Whitehall and Westminster. Landscape architect John Nash redeveloped the area in 1820, and then Charles Barry redesigned it again in 1845.

The statue of General Charles George Gordon was erected in 1888 but was removed in 1943 but was relocated on the Victoria Embankment. In 1967, a bust of the Second World War First Sea Lord Admiral Cunningham was unveiled.

Apart from its numerous redevelopments, the Trafalgar Square has been gravely used in pop culture, especially as shooting locations for films such as The Ipcress File, Casino Royale, The Avengers, Doctor Who and Man in a Suitcase. It was also featured in the comic version of V for Vendetta and was also the location of the ‘World’s Largest Coconut Orchestra' world record attempt on 23 April 2007.