Nelson's Column is a monument in Trafalgar Square in central London built to commemorate Admiral Horatio Nelson, who died at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The monument was constructed between 1840 and 1843 to a design by William Railton.
The four identical bronze lions at the column's base were not added until 1867. They were designed by Sir Edwin Landseer in collaboration with Baron Marochetti.
There are a number of statues and sculptures in Trafalgar Square, with one plinth displaying changing pieces of contemporary art. The square is also used for political demonstrations and community gatherings, such as the celebration of New Year's Eve.
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