Once you have visited the square, do it again, but at night this time because you're going to feel that you'll be in a different place. The lights of the fountains and shops surrounding the square make it seem like something very different to what it's like during the day. This square, made in commemoration of the English victory in the battle of Trafalgar, is a perfect place to stop over when you are walking between Westminster and the city, or even to begin any walk since you are next to Charing Cross station; the kilometre zero of the city from which all distances are measured. As well as the pubs, restaurants, cinemas and shops that are spread out around it, a trip round the square is useful for immersing yourself in a little of the country's history; to examine the statues of leading figures such as George IV, Ken Livingstone or James II, divided into three of four plinths; the latter of which is intended for the exhibition of contemporary art works, due to the long indecision over its purpose. Crowned by the column that supports the statue of Nelson, you can cross it from there towards the north and enter the National Gallery which is the main feature of the place, or go towards the south and exit by Whitehall Street, which will take you directly to the Parliament.