This famous square next to the church of St-Martin-in-the-Fields got its name in honour of the British naval victory over Napoleon close to the Spanish cape of Trafalgar. In the centre of the square stands the monument to the legendary Admiral Nelson, who gave his life for this victory. The statue is placed atop a 44-m tall column and is surrounded by four bronze lions. The reliefs at the base of the column depict the scenes of the battle and are made out of melted bronze canons seized from the French. On the northern side the square is framed by the National Gallery, on the southern side lies the Admiralty Arch, and right next to it the Whitehall begins.