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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.

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Concorde 002 flying over Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square, London. c1969

London - Trafalgar Square, formerly known as Charing Cross, commemorates victory over France, of "The Battle of Trafalgar" of the Napoleonic wars. At the center is Nelson's Column (Admiral Horatio Nelson) guarded by 4 lion statues.

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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

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UK London Trafalgar Square with Nelsons Column and National Gallery Canvas Art - (24 x 36)

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

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Trafalgar Square

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