Norwegian Spruce and WWII Tribute
Norway’s annual gift of a majestic Christmas Tree as a token of gratitude for liberation.
Dry Spell and Pigeon-Free Square
Fountains closed in 2012 due to drought; Ken Livingstone’s pigeon ban transformed the square.
Changing Plinths and Traffic Hub
Three plinths featuring English Kings, the fourth being dynamic; a crossroads for 17 bus routes.
World’s Smallest Police Station
Southeast corner boasts a tiny police phone booth.
Landseer Lions and Naval Triumph
Nelson’s Column, erected in 1843, commemorating Admiral Nelson’s victory at Trafalgar with Landseer Lions.
Historic Parish and Social Hub
Serving as an official parish church since the 13th century, also a centre for the homeless with a cozy self-service café.
Robert Smirke’s neoclassical design since 1925, hosting the Canadian High Commission, with a public Canada Gallery.
Royal Entrance to The Mall
Built in 1910, an entrance to The Mall leading to Buckingham Palace, honoring Queen Victoria.
National Portrait Gallery
Portraits Through Time
Founded in 1856, the world’s first portrait gallery with an extensive collection of photographs and paintings.
The National Gallery
Art Masterpieces Through the Ages
Established in 1824, this neoclassical gallery showcases iconic works by renowned artists like Titian, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, and Cezanne.