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Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square is probably most famous for the hordes of pigeons that frequent the area. Pigeon food is usually on sale but anyone who proposes to feed the pigeons should be warned that these birds are very tame and will flock around you, even landing on your head for a chance to get at the food. At Christmas time, Norway sends a large fir tree to Britain as a token of thanks for helping to free Norway from the Nazi's and this tree is erected in Trafalgar Square. Also, there are traditional celebrations in the Square on New Year's Eve when people even jump into the fountains when Big Ben rings in the New Year. If you want to join in these celebrations, you will need to get there several hours before midnight as it becomes very crowded.