London Photo Tours for Visitors

Trafalgar Square Statues

Trafalgar Square - completed in 1845 - architect - Charles Barry

Trafalgar Square is named after the battle of Traflgar (1805) a famous naval victory led by admiral Lord Nelson who died in the battle and whos statue towers over the Square.

Nelson's Column - 1843 - (statue by E. H. Baily)

Nelson Column London

The column is made of granite, the statue itself of Sandstone.

For photographers Nelson faces towards parliament which is to the South so if you want Nelson in light you need to go South of the Square or face backlighling problems.


Landseer Lions 1867 - Sir Edwin Landseer

trafalgar square lion London


These are the four bronze lion sculptures at the base of Nelson's column. Difficult to photograph first because of the colour (not quite black), and because of tourists climbing all over them.

Nearest Tube: Trafalgar Square or Charing Cross