Nelson's Column, Trafalgar Square, London. http://www.royalmint.com/shop/The_Portrait_of_Britain_Collection

Nelson's Column, Trafalgar Square, London. http://www.royalmint.com/shop/The_Portrait_of_Britain_Collection

It's one of the most famous landmarks in the UK - and this unique shot shows Nelson's Column under construction in April 1844.

Images from history: Rarely seen photographs bring 1800s London back to life

It's one of the most famous landmarks in the UK - and this unique shot shows Nelson's Column under construction in April 1844.

Trafalgar Square | photography by http://www.sweetteaphotographybylisamarie.com/

Trafalgar Square

HMS Queen Elizabeth is being built in sections, which are then transported by sea to the Number 1 Dock at Rosyth, just north of Edinburgh, to be welded together

HMS Queen Elizabeth: It's taller than Nelson's Column and generates enough energy to power 5,500 homes - but does Britain really need a super-sized £3.5bn aircraft carrier?

HMS Queen Elizabeth is being built in sections, which are then transported by sea to the Number 1 Dock at Rosyth, just north of Edinburgh, to be welded together

Close up of Nelson's Column during restoration, you don't often get to see his face! Trafalgar Square, London

Close up of Nelson's Column during restoration, you don't often get to see his face! Trafalgar Square, London

Everything You Need To Know About Nelson's Column | Londonist

Everything You Need To Know About Nelson's Column | Londonist

This is spring 1905 and the Steeplejack firm of W. Larkins Co Ltd. are at work cleaning Nelson's Column for the first time since it was erected in 1843.

This is spring 1905 and the Steeplejack firm of W. Larkins Co Ltd. are at work cleaning Nelson's Column for the first time since it was erected in 1843.

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