The statue of British hero Horatio Lord Nelson (1758-1805) stands atop a Corinthian column 169 feet over Trafalgar Square, named for the victorious naval battle where he died battling Napoleon's forces off the coast of Spain.
The column is surrounded by four immense lions designed by British painter/sculptor Sir Edwin Henry Landseer, in the late 1860s. Each lion is 22 feet long and 20 feet high. The London Museum sits at the north end of the square.
Trafalgar Square is a great place to people-watch, and in London, one more tourist with a camera is not a big deal. You'll find photo opportunities wherever you look.