One of the more famous London attractions is Trafalgar Square. The Square was once as famous for its feral pigeons as it was for being home to Nelsons Column and The National Gallery The name of the Square alludes to the victory by British Royal Navy over the Napoleonic forces at the Battle of Trafalger - hence the statue of Lord Admiral Nelson who commanded the Navy at the battle.
The area was originally cleared by John Nash, who was also commissioned for the design of Regent Street although the present of design is by Charles Barry and was completed in 1845.
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