National Gallery on Trafalgar Square

Visit Trafalgar Square

Find out how to get to Trafalgar Square and what facilities are available there.

By Tube

Charing Cross (on the Bakerloo and Northern lines) is the closest Tube station, with an entrance/exit on Trafalgar Square.

The following stations are within a few minutes' walk:

  • Leicester Square (Northern and Piccadilly lines)
  • Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo and Piccadilly lines)
  • Embankment (Bakerloo, Northern, District and Circle lines)

Plan your journey using Transport for London's Journey Planner.

By bus

Visit the Transport for London bus maps page to access information on bus routes from Trafalgar Square, for both day-time and night buses.

By mainline train

Charing Cross mainline rail station is about a three minute walk from Trafalgar Square.

Plan your journey using Transport for London's Journey Planner.

Facilities in the square

Café on the Square

The café on the square is located at the bottom of the central staircase and to the right as you face the National Gallery. It is wheelchair accessible, and has a low-level counter and induction loop.

The cafe is open seven days a week from 10am to 6pm, and later when events are on the square.

You can hire the Café for events: from a team meeting to bespoke special events. For more information about this please email Tony Parkinson, General Manager, or call 020 7983 4882.

Public toilets

Public toilets are situated on the west side of the square at the base of the central staircase. They are open daily from 9am to 8pm and a 20 pence charge applies. From the north terrace, the toilets and the square can be accessed by a lift.

Heritage Wardens

Heritage Wardens ensure your visit is a safe and enjoyable one. They can give you information on local attractions and the square's heritage and provide assistance during events. They wear distinctive uniforms and are on Trafalgar Square 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Byelaws

Please read the byelaws of Trafalgar Square for more information.