Search - List of Books by Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square is a square in central London, England. With its position in the heart of London, it is a tourist attraction, and one of the most famous squares in the United Kingdom and the world. At its centre is Nelson's Column, which is guarded by four lion statues at its base. Statues and sculptures are on display in the square, including a fourth plinth displaying changing pieces of contemporary art. The square is also used as a location for political demonstrations and community gatherings, such as the celebration of New Year's Eve in London.

The name commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar (1805), a British naval victory of the Napoleonic Wars. The original name was to have been "King William the Fourth's Square", but George Ledwell Taylor suggested the name "Trafalgar Square".

The northern area of the square had been the site of the King's Mews since the time of Edward I, while the southern end was the original Charing Cross, where the Strand from the City met Whitehall, coming north from Westminster. As the midpoint between these twin cities, Charing Cross is to this day considered the heart of London, from which all distances are measured.

In the 1820s the Prince Regent engaged the landscape architect John Nash to redevelop the area. Nash cleared the square as part of his Charing Cross Improvement Scheme. The present architecture of the square is due to Sir Charles Barry and was completed in 1845.

Trafalgar Square is owned by the Queen in Right of the Crown, and managed by the Greater London Authority.

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John Lyons' Bringing Up Baby 20 Progressive Ground-Work Lessons to Develop Your Young Horse into a Reliable Accepting Partner
Collins Quotation Finder
1999 - Collins Quotation Finder (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780004723846
ISBN-10: 0004723848
Genre: Reference

True Glory The Royal Navy
1996 - True Glory the Royal Navy (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780340623015
ISBN-10: 0340623012
Genres: History, Science & Math

Britain in the Wild
1996 - Britain in the Wild [Country Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780297834526
ISBN-10: 0297834525
Genres: Arts & Photography, History, Travel

The Castle Kitchen Recipes and Reminiscences from Brodick Castle to Bangalore
Goats A Guide to Management
1995 - Goats a Guide to Management (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781852239121
ISBN-10: 1852239123
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Science & Math

Cobwebs and Cream Teas A Year in the Life of a National Trust House
1995 - Cobwebs and Cream Teas a Year in the Life of a National Trust House (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780575059801
ISBN-10: 057505980X
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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The Best Thing of All
1995 - The Best Thing of All (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780575059979
ISBN-10: 0575059974

Narrow Boats Care and Maintenance
1995 - Narrow Boats Care and Maintenance (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781852238612
ISBN-10: 1852238615
Genre: Reference

Investigation Design
1995 - Investigation Design (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780707801919
ISBN-10: 0707801915
Genre: Children's Books

Investigating the Eighteenth Century
1995 - Investigating the Eighteenth Century (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780707801964
ISBN-10: 0707801966
Genre: Children's Books

Tim An Ordinary Boy
1994 - Tim an Ordinary Boy (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780340617892
ISBN-10: 0340617896
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History

The Foward Book of Poetry
The Foward Book of Poetry (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781856192989
ISBN-10: 1856192989

Shakespeare's Flora  Fauna
Shakespeare's Flora Fauna (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781862052888
ISBN-10: 1862052883
Genre: Literature & Fiction