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Piccadilly Circus

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Piccadilly, London
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  • Hani A.
    "London's version of Times Square."(5 Tips)
    Raman D.
    "Always a great atmosphere at picadilly circus 💞"(15 Tips)
    Giggle G.
    "A London landmark, what's not to like?"(7 Tips)
    David R.
    "Cool spot to people watch and great architecture"(8 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
    Upvoted Oct 26
  • 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.
    Upvoted Oct 9
  • 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.
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Daniel H.
    Daniel HajdukAugust 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    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
  • 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.
  • Enzo M.
    Enzo MartinelliFebruary 2, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The fascination of this square is expressed at night, when the blinking lights and the flowing crowds get the kick
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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!
  • Ivan D.
    If you haven't seen Times Square in NYC, here is a good replica 😄. Always full of tourists, street performers and pickpockets.
  • 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
  • Malek A.
    Very busy spot, especially with tourists, but worth walking through. I prefer it at bight when all the lights are illuminated and great people watching.
  • 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!
  • Som ❣❣ S.
    Som ❣❣ SomOctober 27, 2013
    Saturday night is crazyy!! There's some street music where artists perform and you get to tip them.
  • 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!
  • Kriss L.
    Kriss LOctober 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    A kind of must to be here place in London :-) after sunset you will find here great street artists
  • Stuart C.
    Stuart CruickshankJuly 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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."
  • Hamoud A.
    Hamoud AlDabbousSeptember 22
    Good place for people watching and a lot of landmarks to watch and enjoy . Very lively place day and night
  • Olga T.
    Olga TsybulskaAugust 14, 2014
    You have to come here at night. The city wakes up and gets a bit crazy. Amazing atmosphere!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Faisal H.
    A very touristic place in London. Reminds me with Times Square. Good shopping stores and restaurants and cafes. Always busy.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Tinni T.
    Tinni TranNovember 29, 2014
    What a lovely place❤️always a nice atmosphere with full of people with smile on their faces!☺️
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Brandon 🍣🍶☕️
    Brandon 🍣🍶☕️December 27, 2015
    Oh man. It is extremely touristy here but I love it. Make sure you walk through china town.
  • MJ.
    MJ.August 26, 2014
    The original Times Square! Lots of cool restaurant and shops in the circle! Good stop to hop on/hop off the tour bus!
  • 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.
  • Gary H.
    Gary HorOctober 8
    It's London's version of Times Square. Keep your valuables safe as there are tons of people here. Fun fact: the Coke Billboard has been there the longest.
  • Alastair H.
    Alastair HiltonSeptember 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    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
  • K
    KApril 11, 2015
    Such a great spot to see how amazing it is to be in London, go during the weekends.
  • 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.
  • Mei S.
    Mei SuenFebruary 23, 2014
    Sit on the steps by Eros and watch the world go by, some times there are flash mob entertainment.
  • Majed A.
    If love big screen, come here and enjoy ads.
  • Fatih K.
    Fatih KuranMay 17, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The center of London. The most lively and lovely place in London. Easy to commute almost everywhere
  • Dominic F.
    Dominic FeeneyJanuary 3, 2015
    One of londons must see locations. Big advertising screens and lots of buzz
  • Enrique T.
    Best Place in the city to meet with people and closed to China Town, Trafalgar Square or Soho
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