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Leicester Square

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Leicester Square, London
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  • Dave M.
    "Perfect for people watching or spotting celebrities at Premiers"(15 Tips)
    Shaileshwori S.
    "just chill people watching by the fountains during summery nights."(11 Tips)
    Andrea L.
    "Very nice fountain and gardens."(10 Tips)
    AHQ
    "Crowded place but it was nice spend good time with friends."(8 Tips)
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  • Mei S.
    Mei SuenJune 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Swiss clock in far north-west corner outside M&M's, chimes for 5 minutes on the hour, at noon, 5,6,7 & 8pm weekdays and 2,3,4pm at weekends, and reveals figures and farm animals as the bells rings.
  • Aidu F.
    Aidu FNovember 15, 2014
    Take a breather and stop here before you continue to Covent Garden or Soho or Regent St. If you are lucky, you may spot some stars on the red carpets on premier nights
  • Party Earth
    Party EarthJune 18, 2012
    Check out the 1/2 price TKTS ticket booth in Leicester Square to see what show tickets are available that day. For better deals, arrive around 10:30am on a weekday. Then head to Chinatown for Dim Sum! Read more
  • Debbie H.
    Debbie HainesSeptember 24, 2014
    A historic and famous landmark in London. Lovely place to walk through in the summer, the fountain is a must see. Otherwise, eat your lunch on the wall, or meet friends here in the evenings.
  • Swarmstrong
    SwarmstrongFebruary 3
    Went here for the Force Awakens premier, most fun I've had in a long time! Also, Ed's Easy Diner is just round the corner, and that's always a plus!
  • Tim F.
    Tim FargoNovember 10, 2013
    The Square is great to visit, but is hyper touristy. Accommodation outside the area is cheaper and exposes a bit more of the real London.
  • Andrea L.
    Andrea LazzariniNovember 2, 2014
    Very nice fountain and gardens. The place is the heart of London. Extremely crowded during weekend nights! People from all over the world meet there! :-)
  • Allison L.
    Allison LansberryFebruary 2, 2013
    Get same day discounted theatre tickets. Arrive before 9AM for best selection. One year this was the only area with places to eat when we flew in on Boxing Day.
  • The Telegraph
    The TelegraphDecember 24, 2012
    Begin with the venerable discount theatre ticket booth, TKTS, in Leicester Square (tkts.co.uk): try to arrive well before opening time (9am) to get the best choice of shows for the evening.
  • HISTORY UK
    HISTORY UKJanuary 18, 2011
    This area was named after Leicester House, the London mansion home of the Earl of Leicester built in 1635. But by 1800 it was a home of popular entertainment and theatres, and has never looked back.
  • Chaffro
    ChaffroOctober 31, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    DID YOU KNOW that this square got its name from the fountain originally being made of Red Leicester cheese, before being eaten within two days of opening by London's ever-growing plague of rats? FACT.
  • Chris 
    Chris January 26, 2015
    Great place to just hang with friends, grab a bite, catch a movie or even a red-carpet premier, close to covent garden and soho
  • Will C.
    Will CJuly 3
    Nice place to hang out with friends, can spot celebrities easily especially if a premier is on. Plenty of cinemas, casino and restaurants around the area.
  • Paweł C.
    Paweł CzerwonkaMay 6, 2013
    Overcrowded during evening hours, lot's of cassinos, hobos generally notba friendly enviroment. But nice during day, and you can get some great deals on tickets, but get them only in TKTS.
  • Dave M.
    Dave MarshallOctober 14, 2015
    The gardens have public toilets, illuminated fountains, and excellent outdoor seating. Perfect for people watching or spotting celebrities at Premiers
  • Michael F.
    Michael FitzgeraldFebruary 13, 2015
    All I can say is stay away from the birds in this place! Since it's a hub for restaurants the birds tend to meet up here waiting for you to put your sandwich down! Plenty to do around here though!
  • Erica P.
    Erica P.December 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Charming and trendy, Leicester Square is up day and night. The various options of bars, nightclubs, cinemas and theaters and the M&M's World store are super cool.
  • Gary H.
    Gary HorOctober 8
    A visit to London is incomplete without a visit to Leicester Square. Take in the views and the crowds and continue to your next spot like the Gallery. Yup, it's a stop-and-go kinda place.
  • Bex .
    Bex 😄February 25, 2015
    Always something going off, street entertainment or red carpet event. Come here to people watch or enjoy a beer/coffee/ice cream!
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SharifJanuary 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    I love this square, it has everything! Great place to hangout with friends :) plus m&ms world is my favorite! :D
  • Alice S.
    Alice SSeptember 4, 2013
    Nicely reconstructed, lots of people walking, cinemas.. London's spirit lives there! Defo go to the vue cinema near Piccadilly Circus !
  • David I.
    David IrelandNovember 9, 2011
    Film Premieres, Casinos, Cheap and Nice Food!! Just beware of the cinema prices!! (There's a much cheaper one just round the corner!)
  • Fatih K.
    Fatih KuranMay 17, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the biggest squares in downtown London with a lot of restaurants, movie theatres etc. very lively place
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    Chain stores, crowds and blaring lights shouldn’t stop you from checking out the Shakespeare fountain & Charlie Chaplin statue. – Green Guide Editor
  • Shaileshwori S.
    Shaileshwori SharmaNovember 17, 2015
    There is something happening in and around here. Great place to just chill people watching by the fountains during summery nights.
  • Hareesh N.
    Hareesh NuthiOctober 4, 2014
    Quiet lively place, many movie theaters.. Buy half priced tickets only at the ticket booth on the center of park
  • Bijan Y.
    Bijan YoungDecember 20, 2015
    Bustling. Night time or daytime. Gardens are great for people watching. See the big movies at one of the theatres.
  • Joey C.
    Joey CiriloOctober 8, 2014
    This and Picadilly Circus are the Times Square of London. A lot of pubs and great spots to eat, very touristy.
  • Dimitris K.
    Dimitris KotsiosDecember 12, 2014
    There are a lot of casino, cinemas, restaurants at this place! Very nice place for everything you want to do!
  • Orgest M.
    Orgest MillerAugust 11, 2014
    Ah good old classic Leicester Square love this place, if you want a citylike feeling and an old town one you should really come here!
  • Chelsea B.
    Chelsea BradleyMay 8, 2015
    Great area with tons of excellent food choices. Go to TKTS booth for cheap same day play tickets.
  • Jack S.
    Jack SmithSeptember 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Without a doubt, the busiest time here is on a Friday and Saturday night
  • Andrew
    AndrewMay 6, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    It's lovely here in summer; they've installed dancing fountains for kids (and dogs) to run through ✌🏼️
  • Nathalie D.
    Love it! There's ALWAYS something to do, it's a nice and open square, there's always music, ...
  • Lord Q.
    Lord QbitAugust 24, 2015
    Great place to hangout 24/7 . Theaters, plays, food, clubs...
  • Alexandre C.
    Alexandre CurielOctober 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The city's entertaining heart!!!! Loads of theatres and cinemas + tons of shops (M&M's World) and restaurants
  • Beth M.
    Beth MarrsAugust 14
    Been here 5+ times
    The Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel is a fabulous hotel here. Right in the middle of it all, with the TKTS Booth just outside the door.
  • Arvid S.
    Very great area to hang out! Lots of cinemas even an IMAX. Casinos all you want
  • Music Radio Creative
    Watch the showbiz types heading in and out of Global Radio. Get an outside seat at Yates (the best place to do a bit of celeb spotting!)
  • Zéynép T.
    Zéynép Tüzünér 1903October 11, 2015
    I really love this Square, very good place to visit which i recommend :))
  • Jefe C.
    Jefe C.Q.June 16, 2015
    Lots of restaurants, movie theaters, and stores in the area. Definitely good for people watching.
  • Cristopher M.
    Cristopher MatosMay 13, 2012
    Beatiful place in greater london to tourists visits to know. Nice square w/ a great history
  • Hamoud A.
    Hamoud AlDabbousSeptember 23
    Nice place for people watching and relaxing. Nice place for kids to play too
  • Christian B.
    Christian BSSeptember 20, 2015
    Great for people watching, and lots of eateries around the square.
  • Matthias B.
    Matthias BauwNovember 15, 2015
    Can be very busy but you can't visit London without coming here. Nice atmosphere
  • Sabrina T.
    Sabrina TApril 23, 2013
    If its a beautiful day, u can just relax in the Little park
  • Brad T.
    Brad TJanuary 10
    They may have bastardized the annunciation of it but 'Lester' Sq has some great food, drink and shopping options!
  • Majed A.
    Nice square to hangout, eat or coffee.
  • WEI W.
    WEI WEIMarch 2, 2015
    Make sure you go to the official TKTS ticket booth (with the word "TKTS" on it). There are so many other ticket scalpers
  • Masha K.
    Masha KDecember 2, 2012
    "Dishoom" (indian restaurant) is the best at Chinatown, Leicester Square underground station :)
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