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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"(14 Tips)
    Shaileshwori S.
    "just chill people watching by the fountains during summery nights."(12 Tips)
    Andrea L.
    "Very nice fountain and gardens."(10 Tips)
    AHQ
    "Crowded place but it was nice spend good time with friends."(9 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, 2016
    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.
  • Will C.
    Will CJuly 3, 2016
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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
    Been here 5+ times
    The gardens have public toilets, illuminated fountains, and excellent outdoor seating. Perfect for people watching or spotting celebrities at Premiers
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Gary H.
    Gary HorOctober 8, 2016
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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 !
  • 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
  • Beth M.
    Beth MarrsAugust 14, 2016
    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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jack S.
    Jack SmithSeptember 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Without a doubt, the busiest time here is on a Friday and Saturday night
  • 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!
  • 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!)
  • 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.
  • Nathalie D.
    Love it! There's ALWAYS something to do, it's a nice and open square, there's always music, ...
  • 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
  • Lord Q.
    Lord QbitAugust 24, 2015
    Great place to hangout 24/7 . Theaters, plays, food, clubs...
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  • Arvid S.
    Arvid SchneiderJanuary 9, 2016
    Very great area to hang out! Lots of cinemas even an IMAX. Casinos all you want
  • Jefe C.
    Jefe C.Q.June 16, 2015
    Lots of restaurants, movie theaters, and stores in the area. Definitely good for people watching.
  • Hamoud A.
    Hamoud AlDabbousSeptember 23, 2016
    Nice place for people watching and relaxing. Nice place for kids to play too
  • Cristopher M.
    Cristopher MatosMay 13, 2012
    Beatiful place in greater london to tourists visits to know. Nice square w/ a great history
  • 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!)
  • Rashad
    RashadJune 21
    Upscale area and excellent for walking
  • Brad T.
    Brad TJanuary 10, 2016
    They may have bastardized the annunciation of it but 'Lester' Sq has some great food, drink and shopping options!
  • Matthias B.
    Matthias BauwNovember 15, 2015
    Can be very busy but you can't visit London without coming here. Nice atmosphere
  • Marco O.
    Marco OrtizAugust 21, 2015
    Great place to hang around, there's a bunch of restaurants on the surrounding.
  • Christian B.
    Christian BSSeptember 20, 2015
    Great for people watching, and lots of eateries around the square.
  • Sabrina T.
    Sabrina TApril 23, 2013
    If its a beautiful day, u can just relax in the Little park
  • Chris B.
    Chris BauerDecember 23, 2016
    People watching all day long. At Christmas they have little pop up shops in the middle of the square.
  • Majed A.
    Majed AlashariJune 18, 2016
    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 :)
  • Abdulrahman A.
    Abdulrahman AlmousaMarch 22, 2016
    One of London's classic spots that you have to go to.
  • Necdet O.
    Necdet OskenJune 7, 2013
    Try grill on the square for great grilled food
  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinNovember 25, 2015
    Great open area with plenty of entertainment surrounding.
  • Dave M.
    Dave MarshallSeptember 18, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The refurbished piazza includes a monument to celebrate Shakespeare. Public toilets are available here
  • Ronuk V.
    Ronuk VasantDecember 22, 2013
    Peaceful little square away from the tourists. Keep it to yourself.
  • Anushka R.
    Anushka RodriguesJune 6, 2013
    Amazing to just hang out ...watch a movie.. grab a bite or go for some drinks :D
  • Christian B.
    Christian BSSeptember 17, 2015
    Look for the drinking fountain, left of the bank on the inside of the East wall.
  • Francisco B.
    Francisco BritoJanuary 6, 2013
    Always cool...but, to be honest, the chocolate smell that comes from the M&M store starts to get to me if I'm passing by.
  • Tom V.
    Tom Van GoylenDecember 5, 2014
    A lot of great movie theaters on this square!
  • Fernando C.
    Fernando CarochaAugust 7, 2014
    Excellent place to go shopping and eating out. Everything is near by
  • Amra S.
    Amra SabySeptember 10, 2016
    Great place with restaurants, Shakespeare & Co 🔝😊
  • Miklos Q.
    Miklos QuartusMay 4, 2014
    The quality of the grass is exceptional and you can lay down for a rest.
  • Alanoud ⚖️ M.
    Alanoud ⚖️ MohammedSeptember 8, 2016
    When I got nothing left to do in London, I choose this place to walk around and watch a movie @ IMAX
  • Ahmad A.
    Ahmad AlfilimbanyFebruary 9, 2016
    Amazing place to hang out..
  • Ricardo S.
    Ricardo SanteuginiSeptember 5, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Packed with tourists. Hard to walk around and be careful with pick pockets
  • David S.
    David SulitzerSeptember 5, 2014
    Lovely since it's been renovated. Avoid when there's a movie premiere!
  • Basma A.
    Basma AAugust 7, 2014
    If you wanna watch a movie then pass by as it has several cinemas surrounding it
  • Samin M.
    Samin MMay 12
    My favouritr spot in London. Come, sit on a bench and wind up ;)
  • B
    BAugust 7, 2014
    Have a rest on a bench in the square or enjoy a live performance in the streets.
  • Jan N.
    Jan NMarch 31, 2012
    If you want to hang out and you look smokin' hot, this is the place to be!
  • Bijan Y.
    Bijan YoungDecember 20, 2015
    People watching. Cinemas. Energy. Gardens. London Life and entrance to soho
  • Deema_Fahad
    Deema_FahadFebruary 2, 2016
    Cinemas .. Cafes .. Restaurant .. And a lot of people walking .. ( tourist place )
  • Daniel H.
    Daniel HajdukOctober 18, 2014
    Free wifi, restaurants, coffeeshops , cinemas
  • London Live
    London LiveOctober 15, 2014
    The 2014 BFI London Film Festival has had premieres all week! Tonight is "Whiplash"!
  • Narnia Fans
    Narnia FansFebruary 15, 2011
    Leicester Square hosted the world premiere of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. The Queen of England attended the red carpet royal premiere and this was the first 3D movie premiere she attended. Read more
  • Seamus M.
    Seamus McQuaidJuly 29, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Still a livley place with a reasonable level of street performers
  • André M.
    André MartinsAugust 21, 2015
    Very beautiful. It's under construction in 2015.
  • EMT A.
    EMT AlmMay 22, 2016
    I love it l had a lot of great memories here🇬🇧❤️
  • Nicolas N.
    Nicolas NicolaouJuly 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Beautiful fountain and too many people from different countries!!!
  • Shyamashree D.
    Shyamashree DasMarch 17, 2013
    Go Gambling! Okay that was too obvious, but one place where you can have a good evening with friends
  • Andrew Mun S.
    Andrew Mun Shean WeiOctober 1, 2013
    China town, Hampshire, W Hotel, M&M World, Odeon, Hypodrome Casino, are located here.
  • Carl Johan C.
    Carl Johan CrafoordFebruary 4, 2016
    Pop into the nearby Hippodrome Casino for some great free toilets.
  • Mashael_A.S8
    Mashael_A.S8August 16, 2013
    Beautiful day and alots of pple wooohooo
  • Fahad A.
    Fahad AbalkhailAugust 18, 2016
    A lively place to spend a night and watch some movie!
  • Christian D.
    Christian DickersonNovember 6, 2014
    Good place to site see and people watch.
  • rabin m.
    rabin mukerjeaJune 11, 2013
    Stop. You're better than this! Just walk 200 metres in any direction for a better slice of London!
  • Daniel R.
    Daniel RehnNovember 11, 2015
    Grab a coffee and watch the people passing by.
  • Azeez
    AzeezJanuary 19, 2016
    Fun! Lively! Casino & Cinema
  • Chris D.
    Chris Du4June 25, 2012
    Ping pong in the park? Yes please!
  • Ralph S.
    Ralph ScottNovember 9, 2010
    Harry Potter premiere currently setting up in the Square for Thursday. Railings being cut down to accomodate it and small army of fans expected over Wed night.
  • Arman K.
    Arman KushniyanSeptember 5, 2014
    Wonderful place for eating and entertainment.
  • Oliver S.
    Oliver SearsJune 12, 2013
    A great place to visit if you're a fan of the silver screen!
  • Fahad H.
    Fahad H.November 2, 2014
    Theaters and nights clubs are here😊 prefer at night to visit
  • Bader A.
    Bader AlSaadOctober 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Be careful in the weekends so many drunk pepole out there !!
  • Jo B.
    Jo BOctober 31, 2012
    Nice area to just sit and hang out..have a coffee
  • Oli T.
    Oli TaiwoFebruary 6, 2013
    The Yahoo office is only down the road from here! PS We're hiring for Developers!! Taiwo@yahoo-inc.com
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel LeyJuly 8, 2015
    BUSY BUSY. Just shove everyone out of the way and you'll do fine.
  • TOPMAN
    TOPMANApril 30, 2012
    Head to our flagship Oxford Circus store up the road or boutique Covent Garden store.
  • Saad M ™ ®.
    Saad M ™ ®August 27, 2016
    Most visited attraction in London see the real city at night, most of London shows is her 😃 من أشهر معالم لندن عبارة عن مطاعم وسينمات ومقاهي ومعظم العروض الموسيقية والمسرحية ، حلو تتمشى هنا 🚶🌃
  • J C.
    J ChaconSeptember 15, 2014
    Desde el metro a la izquierda, hay un local de comida thailandesa que te llenas por 5-6 libras, y un local de Fish and Chips, de buena preparación pero un poco caro en mesa;si pedís TakeAway 9,5libras
  • Dr_Alban_G
    Dr_Alban_GJune 6, 2016
    Place sympa pour fuire un peu la foule du quartier. Le stand TKTS est le meilleur plan pour prendre des places pas cher pour des Musical.
  • Nawal
    NawalApril 18, 2015
    منطقة ممتعة تجمع ما بين الاستعراضات والمقاهي والمطاعم والسينما وانت تتمشى تاكل وتشرب وتاكل ايسكريم 😂 استمتع بالجو مع ان جوها اول احلى قبل التغييرات والبناء ..
  • Hossam A.
    Hossam AlfraihDecember 20, 2013
    يرجى الحذر من بعض السكارى (من الجنسين) خاصة في الليل وفي يومي الجمعة والسبت. لذا يفضل تواجد أفراد العائلة معا طيلة الوقت وبصحبة من يعتمد عليه.
  • Capt_mm K.
    Capt_mm KsaMarch 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    ليستر سكوير تعتبر قلب لندن النابض المنطقة منتشرة فيها المطاعم والمقاهي ومن أكثر المناطق المقصودة في الحياة اليلية
  • Elena E.
    Elena ElenaJuly 15, 2014
    В киоске tkts всегда можно купить билеты на сегодняшние мюзиклы за полцены
  • Valentina R.
    Valentina ReMarch 1, 2016
    Fermatevi un istante ad osservare le persone, i loro colori e ad ascoltare la musica!
  • Feyza D.
    Feyza Demiralın UrAugust 25, 2014
    Sadece yayaların girdiği bir meydan olup, ortasındaki parkta William Shakespeare adına yapılmış bir çeşme bulunmaktadır. Bu park küçük bir mola için fena olmayabilir
  • Enrique
    EnriqueJune 27, 2016
    En el centro de Londres, una plaza con cines, restaurantes y mucha vida.
  • Francisco F.
    Francisco FernandesMarch 21, 2015
    Muita gente de diferentes nacionalidades. Vários Teatros e cinemas.
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