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Trafalgar Square’s Nelson’s Column looks over the square. Commemorating Admiral Horatio Nelson’s victory over Napolean at Cape Trafalgar, Spain in 1805, the column is crafted from granite from Cornwall to the Scottish Highlands. The brass reliefs around the bottom depict scenes from Nelson’s four great battles. Every October 21 there is a service to show respect.
St. Martin-in-the-Fields is at the northeast end of the square. constructed in the 1720s, the church is well-regarded for its free concerts.
St. Martin cared for the poor “in the Fields” where the first church stood, on this spot, in the 13th century.
The popular Cafe in the Crypt offers snacks and cakes.
The National Gallery facade runs along Trafalgar Square’s northern side. It is one of the world’s largest art galleries. Within the gallery, more than 2300 masterpieces are on exhibit including works by Picasso, Van Gogh, Michaelangelo, and Monet.
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The National Portrait Gallery presents a view of famous people in British history from the Middle Ages to the present day. Some 9000 works are present on five floors. Paintings appear in chronological order with the Tudors on the top floor and working down the floors to the latest acquisitions. Some highlights include Henry VIII and his wives, William Shakespeare, Queen Elizabeth I, Sir Walter Raleigh, and Oliver Cromwell.
The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) provides an experience with modern art.
The ICA has earned a reputation for being cutting-edge for the variety of arts including film, dance, photography theatre, music, lectures, book readings, and multimedia works of art.
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