On the north side of the Trafalgar square is the National Gallery, home to one of the finest collections of West European paintings in the world, including masterpieces by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet.
At the southern exit to Trafalgar Square is Whitehall, the street synonymous with Government.
If you reach King Charles Street, you’ll soon reach one of London’s greenest areas, St James’s Park. The park was a marsh until King Henry VIII drained it and used it for hunting. It is modest in size, but offers an almost out-of town atmosphere of peace and quiet, plus elect company – many civil servants from the nearby Government offices come here during their lunch break.