Trafalgar Square, one of London’s most charming landmarks


Among the numerous popular landmarks in London, there are few that are as well liked or as iconic as Trafalgar Square.

The area of central London is home to the world famous statue of Lord Nelson as well as a beautiful fountain, where lots of tourists gather after a busy day in the city.

And in the years ahead, Trafalgar Square will also feature some quirky artwork on the famous Fourth Plinth.

Among the latest designs to have been put forward by a team of artists is a ten metre high thumbs-up sign, which could conceivably become a permanent feature in 2015 or 2016.

It is, in fact, one of six designs that have been proposed by the team of artists who are trying to deliver a compelling argument for their artwork.

All of the most recent designs are due to go on display at St Martin-in-the-Fields church, near the square.

And it has been revealed that Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, will announce the two chosen artists sometime in 2014.

“The placing of challenging artwork amidst the historic surroundings of Trafalgar Square creates a delicious juxtaposition that gets people talking and debating, underpinning London’s reputation as a great world city for culture,” he said recently.

Meanwhile, Ekow Eshun, chairman of the Fourth Plinth Commissioning Group, expressed hope that the project will encourage more young people to develop an interest in art.

“Debate is at the heart of the Fourth Plinth programme and we hope that the public will enjoy the exhibition and will share their thoughts with us,” he commented.

No trip to the capital is complete without passing through Trafalgar Square and now there is some great artwork on show, you have even less excuse to spurn the opportunity.

To reach Trafalgar Square, head to Charing Cross station, which is serviced by the overground and underground lines.