As commonly accepted by Londoners and guests of the city, the Traflgar Square is definitely one of the most popular city sights, attracting thousands of visitors regardless of tourist season and/or time of the day. It is called the 'heart of London', eternally filled with busy and buzzing crowds, and here one can hear the heart-beat of this gigantic megaloplis.
Initially, the square was named after William IV, King of England and uncle to the famous Quenn Victoria, known for abolishing slavery in the British Empire. The square changed its name after the victory of the British Royal Navy of Trafalgar over the united French-Spanish fleet. It was an epic battle in which France and Spain lost over 20 battleships, while the Britain have lost none, but its most famous Navy admiral and officer, Horatio Nelson.