Top Things to Do in Trafalgar Square / Embankment

THE 10 BEST Things to Do in Trafalgar Square / Embankment, London

Top Things to Do in Trafalgar Square / Embankment

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  • Emma Harrison
    Traverse City, MI7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Extensive collection of European masterpieces. Its well-curated exhibitions and insightful tours enhance the visitor experience. The stunning architecture and free admission make it accessible to all. A must-visit for art enthusiasts and history buffs alike.
    Written 26 May 2024
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  • WVHighlander
    West Virginia388 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome portraits. Exhibits, as well as rather famous portraits. We got run out at 6pm, so be sure to get there earlier to not miss anything. We spent about two and a half hours at least. Free, but please donate.
    Written 22 May 2024
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  • Martin H
    Hong Kong, China914 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is not a big gallery and you can see it all in under an hour if there aren't many people there.

    I was really impressed by the collection of impressionist works on the top floor.

    The building itself is lovely and they've really curated the works well throughout.

    Well worth a visit.
    Written 5 May 2024
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  • Chris
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I loved The Plaza Suite showing at the beautiful Savoy Theatre. It was the perfect setting for this comedy. I would have given the production five stars, but the script, at times, showed its age. It was written in the sixties! That said Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband Matthew Broderick acted their socks off! Their comic timing was superb. They lifted what could have been a standard farce, into a fun, energetic set of three totally different scenarios in the same suite. Although the suite itself didn't change ... Jessica and Matthew looked completely different in each act. The second set, in particular, was hilarious. How did Matthew slip around the stage like that? How did SJP flip out her legs and arms and throw herself about with such skilled abandonment? And when they did that silly dance together ... well. :-) My friend reminded me that I've done similar in the kitchen -- and I guess that was what was so good about this skittish improvisation. The couple used little magic moments like this to light up the stage. SJP (who I love from SATC) did not disappoint. Nor did Matthew Broderick. Five star performances.
    Written 12 April 2024
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  • Comhairle
    Ireland31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited the shop at 8pm on a Monday evening (note: it stays open until 10pm). There was no queue and the shop was quite quiet, so we got lots of photos with all the lego attractions (Big Ben, red double-decker bus, Shakespeare, excellent Harry Potter figures, cool car that you can sit into) and had a nice browse through the shop without any pressure or stress. Even bought a few small sets and had no queue at the tills either. Strongly recommend an evening visit if you can as a result - just be aware that Sunday opening hours are 10am - 6pm, so no late opening that night.
    Written 18 April 2024
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  • stephens473
    Nottingham, UK387 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great venue with very helpful staff , plenty of places to buy drinks and the toilets were very clean.
    The seats were quite uncomfortable and could do with a makeover , but we had an amazing view of the stage.
    We went to see The Book of Mormon which was very , very funny and very well produced, a highly recommended show.
    Written 24 May 2024
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  • Wendy L
    68 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Somerset house was lovely but the hello kitty cafe wasn't worth the two hour Wait we were very disappointed. Wood benches could of put pink cloths on. Two cakes and brownies to choose From was expecting cup cakes with hello kitty on. Hardly anything to buy to take home and only allowed in for twenty minutes
    Written 3 April 2024
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  • Rubén Prieto
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Driver really kind and outstanding communication for picking up. Group of 6 people and a baby and the van was perfect for the group. Recommended transfer company
    Written 6 April 2023
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  • 4.0 of 5 bubbles
    PROS
    * Impressive majestic column and statue, surrounded by other historical remembrances
    * The central point of Trafalgar Square

    CONS
    * It is too tall so it is difficult to admire the sculpture of the statue
    * It attracts pigeon birds
    * It is crowded with tourists

    “I VISITED THIS PLACE”…
    … on my way to the outstanding National Gallery.

    I admired the column, looked up at the statue, studying the lion sculptures and plaques and photographed the tourists also.

    WAS IT WORTH THE COST?
    It is free

    WOULD “I VISIT THIS PLACE” AGAIN?
    Sure – and again, on my way to my next visit of the National Gallery.

    ADVICE
    * It is important to visit and see this important national and historical monument
    * Beware of crowds and birds

    FULL DISCLOSURE
    “I visited this place” in order to write this review and to post many “helpful” photos. If you find these “helpful,” then please tik the thumbs up 👍
    Written 7 February 2024
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  • Tony N
    London, UK2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The pre-show entertainment was fantastic. The show was fantastic.The ambience/atmosphere in the Theatre was fantastic. The toilet facilities are a joke and the queueing on narrow stairways is nothing short of an accident waiting to happen. I will be writing to the appropriate Health and Safety authority.
    Written 12 May 2024
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  • Mrs C
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went with my daughter using a gift voucher. We had brilliant fun. Small and cosy, good food (not massive portions). Half price drinks 5-7pm.
    Written 3 November 2023
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  • Bluebellplasnewydd
    Cardiff, UK1,973 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dorian Gray is a 1 woman show - apart from the camera crew. Sarah Snook acts for an uninterrupted 2 hours helped by a number of massive screens lowered onto the stage and real time filming by up to 5 cameras synchronously. Snook plays every character even when 6 are sitting at a dinner table. It is impressive but is it theatre? However everyone seemed to enjoy the performance and there was a 100% standing ovation at the end. We were sitting in the 5th row from the front in the stalls. The theatre is Baroque style and legroom is comfortable. However in our row we could not see the floor of the stage so the view must be considerably worse in rows 1-4. And this may be a problem. The best views will be around rows 7-8. Such is the size of the multiple audio-visual screens that you have to look underneath them to see the real live action. Those in the higher seats (majority of the theatre) will have a considerably restricted view. This does not seem to matter as the screen views are so good. So a remarkable performance by all concerned but more art than theatre.
    Written 3 April 2024
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  • Alexandra
    Ely, UK104 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely amazing show. We didn't stop laughing. My brother has been twice and I can see why.
    Highly recommend seeing this, you won't be disappointed.
    Written 24 May 2024
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  • joannareesby
    21 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfectly acceptable theatre. Useless loos like all west end theatres. The show was outstanding though
    Written 15 August 2023
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  • gamain
    Inverell, Australia1,656 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visiting on a weekend, Benjamin Franklin House was nestled against the southern side of Charing Cross Station, Trafalgar Square. We arrived mid-morning and at a time that allowed immediate access to the house, as we thought it would be busy. I was not aware that Benjamin Franklin, lived in London from 1757 to 1775. Ten years later in October 1785, Franklin whose image appears on the US$100 note, became the 6th President of Pennsylvania and was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. It's was great to see the historic significance of the house continuing to be maintained during these changing time, with the residence without proper furnishings, was very basic.
    Written 18 November 2023
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