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Folk Customs:
April Fools Day
Baddeley Cake
Beating the Tower Boundaries
Blessing of the Throats
Bonfire Night
Changing of the Quill
Doggett's Coat and Badge Race
Footbridge Rent of one Red Rose
Hot Cross Buns for the Widow’s son
Mass for the executed Charles I
Quit Rents Ceremony
Vintners' Company Procession

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Pearly Kings & Queens Festival
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Trafalgar Square houses some of the capital's best-loved attractions. It has also traditionally functioned as a gathering place for celebrations, festivals, special events, vigils and protests. Although the famous pigeons have all but deserted the square since it became an offence to feed them, there is still plenty to see. The Grade I-listed Nelson's Column - a column and statue commemorating Admiral Nelson's victory in the 1805 Battle of Trafalgar - rises proudly after a recent refurbishment, surrounded by fountains and guarded, as ever, by four enormous bronze lions. Each corner of the square has a plinth, with three holding bronze statues. The fourth plinth was empty until 2005 when it was launched as a showcase for a succession of modern art works. Some of the world's greatest paintings are on show at the Grade I-listed National Gallery, occupying one side of the square, and the National Portrait Gallery in St Martin's Place. Another of the square's landmark buildings is St Martin-in-the-Fields church, dating back to 1726. Trafalgar Square gives access to Strand, Charing Cross Road, Whitehall and The Mall - the ceremonial route to Buckingham Palace and the location of the ICA, a leading centre for art and culture.

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Canada House Gallery

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St Martin-in-the-Fields

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Rockwell

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Citadines Apartments Trafalgar Square

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Northumberland House (0.06 miles)

Northumberland House

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Located in the heart of London just off the south side of Trafalgar Square. Northumberland House is a magnificent Grade II listed building, and is a short step away from ... More

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Charing Cross - A Guoman Hotel (0.08 miles)

Charing Cross - A Guoman Hotel

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This hotel is officially London's most central. After its multi-million pound refurbishment, every modern convenience is set against magnificent Victorian. Thistle Charing Cross is a protected historic building, convenient for both ... More

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Citadines Apartments Trafalgar Square (0.10 miles)

Citadines Apartments Trafalgar Square

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A splendid classic building, very close to the Thames and Trafalgar Square, home of Nelson's Column. Your apart'hotel contains 187 fully equipped, air conditioned flats. Citadine Trafalgar Square is just one ... More

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St Martins Lane (0.17 miles)

St Martins Lane
With stunning, innovative design within Covent Garden, St Martin’s Lane boasts spacious, chic rooms with designer furniture and London views. Guests can exercise in the largest hotel gym in Europe. The unique, designer rooms feature striking ... More | visit website
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Thistle Royal Horseguards (0.21 miles)

Thistle Royal Horseguards

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This landmark hotel takes centre stage in an area of London renowned for its glorious pageantry. Located in a quiet area of Whitehall, on the banks of the River Thames, opposite ... More

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Haymarket Hotel (0.21 miles)

Haymarket Hotel
Country‑house charm meets London sophistication at this centrally located boutique hotel right on Piccadilly Circus. Kit Kemp's quirkily colourful interiors, an eye-popping indoor pool-cum-bar and a made-for-peoplewatching restaurant make the Haymarket Hotel a lavish and ... More | visit website
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The Savoy (0.25 miles)

The Savoy

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The Savoy, A Fairmont Managed Hotel. One of this year’s most eagerly anticipated openings, The Savoy has been undergoing the most ambitious hotel restoration in British history.

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Strand Palace Hotel (0.33 miles)

Strand Palace Hotel
Within 700 metres of the Adelphi and the Vaudeville theatre, the Strand Palace Hotel is located in London’s West End and is surrounded by the Strand’s bars and restaurants. Charing Cross Rail and Underground Station ... More | visit website
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Best Western Premier Shaftesbury Hotel (0.37 miles)

Best Western Premier Shaftesbury Hotel

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In the heart of London's Theatreland, The Shaftesbury is an air-conditioned boutique hotel with luxury features, free internet access and an excellent location. Best Western Premier Shaftesbury Hotel is located amid theatres, ... More

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Belushi's (0.37 miles)

Belushi
If you want to stay in the centre of London then you cannot beat our selection of four luxury apartment style hotel rooms. They are within easy walking distance of city centre underground stations and ... More | visit website

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Battle of Edgehill - 1642, First Parliament of Great Britain - 1707, War of Jenkins’ Ear Begins - 1739, First British-Made Ford Car - 1911, Battle of El Alamein - 1942
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