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The fourth plinth in the North-West corner of Trafalgar square hosts contemporary art and every... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
SevenoaksSinjun
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Interesting art project

The fourth plinth on Trafalgar Square close to the National Gallery has developed into a... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
Gunnar G
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

The fourth plinth in the North-West corner of Trafalgar square hosts contemporary art and every time I visit the Square there's a new exhibit. At the moment, the plinth hosts an Egyptian-looking statue...

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Now (just opened) it's The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist by Michael Rakowitz, a recreation of the Lamassu, a winged bull and protective god that stood at the entrance to the Nergal Gate of Nineveh from around 700BCE. The original was destroyed by ISIS in...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

The fourth plinth changes all the time. At the moment it is a large black thumb, almost like it wants an extra large 7 Up.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

The fourth plinth on Trafalgar Square close to the National Gallery has developed into a contemporary art project. At our visit (august 2017) the title of the piece of art was “Thumbs up”, a message well needed in these times.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Gunnar G
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth was originally built in 1841 to hold a statue of King William IV. However due to a lack of funds, the plinth was never occupied. Rather than leave the column empty, the plinth is now used for a changing series of...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

No longer a horse, now a giant thumb. Great talking point. Every time I come to Trafalgar Square I am interested to see what comes next

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

This was one of the most interesting structures on the spare plinth in Trafalgar Square and was there for quite a while This has now been replaced with s giant hand with s very large thumb !

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

When I visited Trafalgar Square I was surprised to see this was still here. It was unveiled on 5th March 1915 and regular visitors to the Square have got used to it. It is the latest temporary occupant of the 'Fourth Plinth' which was meant...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 20 March 2016

We have visited Trafalgar Square several times in the last few years and there always seems to be something different on the "Fourth Plinth". I like the Gift Horse - it stood out from everything else.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Taxidevil
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Trafalgar square was not completed all at once and is a mix of different styles. why not have some interesting modern art. I think it looks great

Date of experience: December 2015
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With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized
lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is
not just considered the heart of this bustling London
hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this
esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as
well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most
popular cultural attractions including the National
Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to
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