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Piccadilly Circus

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Piccadilly, London
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  • Raman D.
    "Always a great atmosphere at picadilly circus 💞"(15 Tips)
    Giggle G.
    "A London landmark, what's not to like?"(6 Tips)
    Tooshz ( Faten B)
    "don't miss the street art"(5 Tips)
    David R.
    "Cool spot to people watch and great architecture"(6 Tips)
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  • Party Earth
    Party EarthJune 20, 2012
    The area isn't cheap, but window-shopping is free – start at Piccadilly Circus and walk up Regent Street to see some of London’s top stores. Going on a weekday may help you avoid the weekend stampede. Read more
  • Matt B.
    Matt BankeSeptember 7, 2015
    A wonderful area with a ton of restaurants, theaters, and museums! Right in the middle of London and with its own tube station, I highly recommend staying here!
  • Asma ♡
    Asma ♡October 22, 2013
    The crepe next to trocaderro is the WORST crepe i ever had in my life, Its very thick &Tastes EGG!! Over priced as well>the smell makes you want it so badly/but DONT:it dosent worth it at all!
  • HISTORY UK
    HISTORY UKFebruary 10, 2011
    Piccadilly is named after a type of broad lace collar fashionable in the early 17th century, the ‘piccadil’. The best examples were sold by a local tailor whose shop became known as Piccadilly Hall.
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatSeptember 26, 2011
    The famous road junction, Piccadilly Circus is great for shopping, food, entertainment, and everything in between. We recommend it as one of the first areas to visit upon your arrival in London.
  • Otel.com
    Otel.comOctober 11, 2011
    This circus or circle is a road junction at London's West End in Westminster is famous for its illuminated signs (so it's great at night) and the famous Eros statue and memorial fountain.
  • Michael F.
    Michael FitzgeraldFebruary 11, 2015
    Nice place just to relax and take in the surroundings, or even just look up at the advertising board and get lost in your own thoughts. Plenty of things to do around here too!
  • Em
    EmDecember 31, 2013
    Is descriptively suggested by its name, ergo just overcrowded. Nearly circular access, unformed by Shaftesbury Ave. UK's version of Times Square? Well, not that close if you've been or live in NYC.
  • Rashid K.
    Rashid KhanJuly 6, 2013
    A great place to sit and enjoy the view, especially during the evening when the boards shine in the dark. It's very relaxing even in the busy traffic around the centre.
  • Shamsa L.
    Shamsa LootahFebruary 6, 2014
    Great place to hang around in London after the shops close. The place is surrounded with cafes, clubs & ppl sitting by the statue watching the "times square" like screens
  • Daniel H.
    Daniel HajdukAugust 13, 2015
    Love this place :) if you want free wifi just go to @Starbucks 1 min walk from Piccadilly or to Leicester Square , many places with free wifi and toilets
  • Equestrian Vogue
    Equestrian VogueJanuary 7, 2014
    Look out for The Four Horses of Helios at the corner of The Haymarket & Piccadilly Circus. This stunning bronze was made by Rudi Weller in 1992... Read more
  • Britannica
    BritannicaJanuary 16, 2012
    Formed in 1819 by the crossing of Piccadilly with Regent Street, the circus lost its circular form in 1886 with the construction of Shaftesbury Avenue, built over former rookeries in Soho
  • Ivan D.
    If you haven't seen Times Square in NYC, here is a good replica 😄. Always full of tourists, street performers and pickpockets.
  • Danielle L.
    Danielle LucieJune 22, 2015
    A very touristic place in London. Much more Times Square. Good shopping stores and restaurants and cafes. Always busy.
  • Kritt N.
    Kritt NormsaskulAugust 23, 2014
    The Prince of Wales theatre is nearby and if you are in Picadilly Circus at 5, be sure to enter the Book of Mormon lottery sweepstake where lucky winners get to purchase top price seats for £20!
  • Deema_Fahad
    Deema_FahadFebruary 3
    One of London's landmark ... Tourist place .. Just walking around you will see a lot of things from shops to cafe .. To restaurants .. Minutes away from M&Ms
  • Enzo M.
    Enzo MartinelliFebruary 2, 2015
    The fascination of this square is expressed at night, when the blinking lights and the flowing crowds get the kick
  • Dilek U.
    Dilek UnarSeptember 4, 2014
    If you are visiting London, this place is a must. Very close to Oxford street and m&m store. Great Britannia is great place to buy souvenirs.
  • Social News Network
    Social News NetworkAugust 14, 2013
    This is the TImes Square of London. It's ultra touristy and packed with cool, expensive things to do. Bring cash and be prepared to be overwhelmed!
  • Filmsquare
    FilmsquareAugust 25, 2013
    During another Death Eater attack, Hermione disapperates herself, Harry and Ron to Piccadilly Circus in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (2010) and narrowly avoids being hit by a bus.
  • Alastair H.
    Alastair HiltonSeptember 16, 2014
    Still got the same tacky shops it's had for years. Amazed other retailers haven't come here. Not a lot to see. Just tick it off the tourist list
  • Ten J.
    Ten JahSeptember 5, 2012
    Like a fair bit of the west end mostly a tourist trap. Venture 100 metres north east and into Soho for some decent bars, cafes, pubs and clubs
  • Stuart C.
    Stuart CruickshankJuly 15, 2012
    Ground zero for tourists in the capital. Take the side streets to the north and you can quickly escape the madness, especially on Golden Square.
  • Faraz A.
    Faraz AhmedJuly 21, 2014
    There is a really inexpensive Sports store nearby. Check it out for some of the great things you might need when going for a run!
  • Dimitris K.
    Dimitris KotsiosDecember 12, 2014
    One of the best squares in London or in all over the world ! London's Times Square! Tube is near so you can go there in a few minutes :D
  • London24
    London24April 30, 2012
    The famous lights consist of six illuminated advertising screens. It is one of the most photographed sites in the world, seen by an estimated 56 million people every year.
  • Mike B.
    Mike BraniganJanuary 12, 2013
    Manic! Look for Getti's, on Jermyn Street (first road to the right, heading down to the Park) excellent set lunch menu, reasonably priced
  • Marlinazrin A.
    Marlinazrin AliJune 5, 2015
    Don't buy the ice cream from the shop at the corner of Lilywhites. Rip off. 5 pounds for soft serve ice cream.
  • Lion Witch W.
    Looking to get away form the Circus? How about an afternoon in Narnia? Head to Kensington Gardens and get your tickets for The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe live on stage today!
  • British Transport Police
    British Transport PoliceNovember 9, 2011
    Pickpockets operate in this area, so always keep your valuables hidden and your bag zipped up. Watch the ‘tricks of pickpockets’ and the tell-tale signs at http://goo.gl/UfI24 Read more
  • Faisal H.
    A very touristic place in London. Reminds me with Times Square. Good shopping stores and restaurants and cafes. Always busy.
  • Jose L.
    Jose LopezFebruary 4, 2015
    Lots of people since it's a common meeting place, lots of shops and restaurants, a must see if you are in London.
  • Som ❣❣ S.
    Som ❣❣ SomOctober 27, 2013
    Saturday night is crazyy!! There's some street music where artists perform and you get to tip them.
  • Holly B.
    Holly BassettAugust 13, 2014
    Go full tourist and get your picture taken in front of the statue of Eros or in front of the building heavily compact with illuminated signs.
  • Rodrigo M.
    Rodrigo MonteiroNovember 2, 2012
    Good place for a walk, some shopping around, please be aware to not block sidewalks and escalators!
  • Nixon
    NixonMay 3, 2012
    It's literally just a big traffic intersection with annoying billboards and crowds. Nothing to see here. Don't bother with it, go somewhere nice instead.
  • STA Travel U.S.
    STA Travel U.S.June 20, 2011
    TRAVEL FACT: In British culture, the name implies a bussing about with people. Piccadilly Circus is referred to the Times Square of London.
  • Holly B.
    Holly BassettSeptember 14, 2013
    It's so beautifully lit in the evenings with tourists to accommodate. I love it; "The Time Square of London."
  • Holly B.
    Holly BassettAugust 13, 2014
    Take a break after hitting up the several major retail stores located in the area and watch the life of London in one of it's busiest locations!
  • Fiona E.
    Fiona EastmondOctober 27, 2010
    Sneak up Glasshouse Street past Boots to find Broadwick St and Golden Square. Wonderful shop and even trees beyond the hustle.
  • Phil S.
    Phil SainterAugust 7, 2014
    Busy location with tourists, popular meeting point for Londoners, but crowds also mean pickpockets, so watch your stuff.
  • Wladimir A.
    Wladimir AlbujaOctober 4, 2015
    It's a good place to meet anyone, watch street art, get blind because of the big displays and take pictures to the tourists.
  • HISTORY UK
    HISTORY UKFebruary 15, 2011
    The famous illuminated advertising of Piccadilly Circus began as early as 1893, before most of the city had electric street lighting.
  • Otel.com
    Otel.comMarch 19, 2013
    London's famous West End theatre district. This theatre has been the home of one of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's most famous musicals for many years; The Phantom of the Opera.
  • Ferhat D.
    Ferhat DonmezJune 1, 2015
    Another square you should see before you live from london. Especially friday and saturday nights are so crowded and lifeful
  • Catherine
    CatherineOctober 28, 2014
    Watch your phones and wallets, this area is always packed and crowded it's an easy target for pick pockets
  • MakeMyTrip. com
    MakeMyTrip. comMay 11, 2011
    The nightlife of London is everything you want it to be: from wild to sedate to soothing. An addition to the list of Unlimited Memories Read more
  • Olga T.
    Olga TsybulskaAugust 14, 2014
    You have to come here at night. The city wakes up and gets a bit crazy. Amazing atmosphere!
  • Alia A.
    Alia AlsharifMarch 20, 2015
    Its the links where you can get in Soho reagent street and Oxford Street as I see all shopping places link from it
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