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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 💞"(14 Tips)
    Milli P.
    "Excellent place for people watching especially at night!"(9 Tips)
    Giggle G.
    "A London landmark, what's not to like?"(7 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 2 weeks ago
  • 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 4 days ago
  • 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.
  • 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!
    Upvoted Feb 4
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ivan D.
    If you haven't seen Times Square in NYC, here is a good replica 😄. Always full of tourists, street performers and pickpockets.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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!
  • Milli P.
    Milli ParkusJanuary 8
    Excellent place for people watching especially at night! It feels very safe just to walk around!
  • Malek A.
    Malek AlmutairiOctober 3, 2016
    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.
  • Som ❣❣ S.
    Som ❣❣ SomOctober 27, 2013
    Saturday night is crazyy!! There's some street music where artists perform and you get to tip them.
  • ❤️🐝Nhag .
    Buzzing with tourists. Short walk distance to Trafalgar Square, China town, theatres, Regents Street. Fab atmosphere. Lots of souvenirs shops.
  • Deema_Fahad
    Deema_FahadFebruary 3, 2016
    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
  • 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
  • Marina R.
    It looked like the London Vegas, actually. A lot of gift shops, but a lot of other good and practical shops too! Great spot for shopping.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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, 2016
    Good place for people watching and a lot of landmarks to watch and enjoy . Very lively place day and night
  • Faisal H.
    Faisal HamoudApril 11, 2016
    A very touristic place in London. Reminds me with Times Square. Good shopping stores and restaurants and cafes. Always busy.
  • 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!
  • Olga T.
    Olga TsybulskaAugust 14, 2014
    You have to come here at night. The city wakes up and gets a bit crazy. Amazing atmosphere!
  • 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
  • Tinni T.
    Tinni TranNovember 29, 2014
    What a lovely place❤️always a nice atmosphere with full of people with smile on their faces!☺️
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Brandon 🍣🍶☕️
    Brandon 🍣🍶☕️December 27, 2015
    Oh man. It is extremely touristy here but I love it. Make sure you walk through china town.
  • 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
  • Ahmad ..
    Ahmad .MFebruary 12
    You'll Have a good time their especially at night, Always be aware of stores their Negotiate the price.!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • K
    KApril 11, 2015
    Such a great spot to see how amazing it is to be in London, go during the weekends.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Miguel S.
    From the tube station, walk in the Lego store direction, you will find a lot of places to buy souvenirs.
  • 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
  • Majed A.
    Majed AlashariJune 18, 2016
    If love big screen, come here and enjoy ads.
  • Dominic F.
    Dominic FeeneyJanuary 3, 2015
    One of londons must see locations. Big advertising screens and lots of buzz
  • Gary H.
    Gary HorOctober 8, 2016
    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.
  • Enrique T.
    Best Place in the city to meet with people and closed to China Town, Trafalgar Square or Soho
  • Catherine
    CatherineOctober 28, 2014
    Watch your phones and wallets, this area is always packed and crowded it's an easy target for pick pockets
  • Rachel
    RachelOctober 18, 2015
    Wide range for food, shops! Stay for the sunset weather/skyline, it's astonishing 😍
  • B
    BJanuary 13, 2016
    One of the landmarks in London. Photo opportunity!
  • Alina B.
    Alina BaymamadovaAugust 5, 2015
    It's so terribly crowded, try to avoid the best you can (although it's moments away from Soho with all its great restaurants-cafes-bars)
  • Fahad H.
    Fahad H.November 2, 2014
    This is nice location in London specially at night 😘👍
  • Теодор Я.
    Nice place, where you can go to see strange people with nice ideas ☺
  • H!nd
    H!ndDecember 31, 2015
    A must 😍 full of life all day long 💓💓
  • 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.
  • Георгий Ю.
    Even though it's crowded, it's a central location, which combines history and modernity
  • 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
  • Raman D.
    Raman DhariwalAugust 29, 2015
    I love this place and love london! Always a great atmosphere at picadilly circus 💞
  • Ferhat D.
    Ferhat DönmezJune 1, 2015
    Another square you should see before you live from london. Especially friday and saturday nights are so crowded and lifeful
  • manal87
    manal87August 22, 2015
    so many theater ticket shops 👌 rnjoy along walk to the oxford street.
  • Phil S.
    Phil Sainter 🇬🇧August 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Busy location with tourists, popular meeting point for Londoners, but crowds also mean pickpockets, so watch your stuff.
  • Hector B.
    Hector BarocioMarch 16, 2015
    Lots of good restaurants around the area.. nice place to walk and eat..
  • Saad M ™ ✔.
    Saad M ™ ✔August 27, 2016
    London's night life is here. 😃💃 Take care of your bag and poukets 👀
  • 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!
  • Dave M.
    Dave MarshallSeptember 18, 2015
    The statue of 'Eros' is in fact his twin brother 'Anteros' on the Shaftsbury Memorial fountain. Anteros celebrates Lord Shaftesbury's charitable works.
  • Tareq S.
    Tareq S.June 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Its amazing to watch people still go into the red telephone booth and act like they are talking on the phone just for a pic. Classic
  • Magdalena M.
    It's called the London's Times Square and it´s true. If you're lucky enough you can witness a movie world premier;)
  • Enrique T.
    Lillywhite's located here is the cheapest shop in UK to buy sport clothes and football t-shirts.
  • Andrea L.
    Andrea LazzariniNovember 2, 2014
    One of London's most popular landmarks. I Love this place!
  • Taylor B.
    Taylor BurkhardtAugust 13, 2015
    Lovely place and very crowded, from here you can reach M&M store ❤️
  • Rachel B.
    Rachel BrentonFebruary 20, 2015
    Right in the centre of London and easy to get anywhere from here
  • Kate H.
    Kate HaileyMay 24, 2015
    Classic spot to visit in London. Loads of tourists but that's to be expected 😉.
  • Rob K.
    Rob KoperJanuary 1, 2016
    The angel statue and the world famous electronic billboard. Can't miss it!
  • Ovidiu
    OvidiuJanuary 3, 2014
    one of the MOST touristic place in London. Crowded every day, at every hour.
  • Clmedi
    ClmediAugust 7, 2014
    If you are hungry, go to Byron. The best hamburger in New York
  • Ru
    RuMarch 12, 2014
    Really awesome and wonderful place, I want to come back so much.
  • Rubén E.
    Rubén Espejo MorenoAugust 4, 2011
    Go Piccadilly Circus at lunch time and enjoy a hot dog near Eros statue, looking at Trocadero lights and news!
  • Missy
    MissyNovember 10, 2015
    Heart of London's west end! So many places to eat, drink; theatres and comedy.
  • 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.
  • Omar A.
    Omar AbdulhadiMarch 15, 2016
    Lovely place for tourists. Real busy with a nice vibe.
  • Saleh A.
    Saleh AlJuly 21, 2015
    The most popular circus in the world. Very nice place
  • Loretta O.
    Loretta OkoyeJune 2, 2014
    Shopping: start at Piccadilly Circus, walk up Regent Street to see some of London’s top stores.
  • Alessandro C.
    Alessandro CandeoDecember 28, 2015
    Well it's not really like being in Times Square, NY but you cannot miss this place! Take a tour into Regent St. for your Xmas shopping!
  • Milenko P.
    Milenko PilicAugust 3, 2015
    I like this place! You feel as you are standing in the centre of the world.
  • 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!
  • David R.
    David RiegerDecember 18, 2015
    Cool spot to people watch and great architecture
  • Leandro G.
    Leandro GuimarãesFebruary 11, 2016
    Piccadilly Circus, the Times Square of London!! 😍
  • 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.
  • Muna M.
    Muna MohamedSeptember 25, 2015
    art, street music and the best theatre of all time: Haymarket's Her Majesty's. 💙
  • Chris H.
    Chris HinkleyApril 25, 2012
    Nice that huge corporations can buy advertising space in your holiday snaps. The McDonal's one is a great photo-op!
  • Maria S.
    Maria SjögrenFebruary 25, 2016
    Very metropolitan, it's a "must" if you visit London.
  • Thomas C.
    Thomas CraenenSeptember 20, 2015
    Must see in London. Can get very crowded
  • Alerrandro C.
    Alerrandro CorreaJuly 19, 2015
    Lembra a Times Square em NYC e a Dundas Square em Toronto. Muitas opções para comer e comprar ao redor, mas claro que nada barato. Se tiver problemas com passaporte, a embaixada brasileira é próxima.
  • Los Viajes d.
    Los Viajes de PituApril 15, 2016
    La plaza de encuentro de londinenses y turistas. Es sinónimo de ocio y diversión. Recomendado visitarla de noche👍👍👍
  • Alejandro P.
    Un lugar inolvidable, hace honor a su título de "Times Square Londinense". Un paseo nocturno por Picadilly Circus es algo irrepetible, todo un espectáculo de neones y luminosos sin precedentes!!
  • Nasser M.
    Nasser MSeptember 20, 2014
    أكثر ساحة مزدحمة في لندن ،، وفيها كل شئ ،، مسلية وجميلة في أي وقت من اليوم وخاصة في الليل
  • Fatima Al Slail
    Fatima Al SlailMay 28, 2016
    مثل التايم سكويرز في نيويورك! لو وقفت نص ساعه راح يمر عليك احد تعرفه.. كل شيء حولك ممتع للنظر ..أحب أزورها في الشتاء قبل الكرسميس جمال الشوارع و الأنوار و الزينة غير ❤️
  • Suellen O.
    Suellen OliveiraAugust 1, 2015
    Pensei q o centro do mundo era Nova York! Já não sei mais! Bairro muito top!
  • Pedro G.
    Pedro GuerreiroApril 13, 2015
    Local de passagem obrigatória numa visita a Londres. Local caotico com ruas cheias de lojas que vale a pena percorrer..
  • Tugba S.
    Tugba SöylerJuly 9, 2013
    Alışveriş caddesi Regent’s Street ile tiyatroları ile ünlü Shaftesbury Avenu'nun bağlandığı filmlerde devasa reklam ekranlarının göründüğü meşhur meydan.Meydanda Eros heykeli fotoğrafçıların gözdesi
  • Vanessa Leite T.
    Tem um hostel lá perto que se chama Piccadilly Circus Hotels é uma ótima opção pra quem quer gastar mais em comida, lembranças e passeios e menos com hotel. :D
  • Fabiola V.
    Fabiola VillagranMarch 27, 2016
    Tiendas, cafés, plazas, restaurantes. Picadilly es el centro de la actividad. Visítalo, punto obligado. Como la 5ta av. En NY 🙋
  • Lolz z.
    Lolz zzOctober 13, 2013
    Cette place, certes incontournable, est toujours bondée. De plus, les restaurants aux alentours ne sont pas fameux!
  • Mariana Q.
    Mariana QueirozJuly 3, 2013
    Tentaram copiar a Times Square mas passaram vergonha. Ignore os telões e preste atenção na linda escultura no centro e nas boas lojas ao redor.
  • Cuma P.
    Cuma PolatSeptember 24, 2015
    Çok canlı bir meydan. Metro ile kolaylıkla ulaşılabilir. Merkezi bir konumu olması sebebiyle alışveriş, akşam yemeği ve gezmek için tercih edilebilir..
  • Nawal
    NawalMarch 29, 2015
    مكان جميل جدا يجمع مابين السينما والمقاهي والمطاعم والاستعراضات .. ممتع 😍👍
  • Giampaolo S.
    Giampaolo SalsiAugust 14, 2014
    M&m's world e di fianco un KFC, andando verso Leicenster Square un Burger King e una pizzeria d'asporto
  • BS M.
    BS MOctober 3, 2016
    Personne ne peut échapper au Piccadilly Circus. Profitez pour faire vos courses (Boots et Whole Foods)
  • Nilson J.
    Nilson JuniorAugust 8, 2014
    Tem um stand da TKTS. Espere até as 17/18h, perto de fechar, e consiga tickets com descontos para espetáculos da West End no mesmo dia.
  • Vicente M.
    Vicente MartinezFebruary 13
    Una zona muy turística por la que hay que pasear. Hacerse una foto aquí es casi una obligación. A escasa distancia encuentras el Soho y Chinatown.
  • Johan D.
    Johan DzApril 27, 2014
    Para disfrutar las luces, crucen la calle y véanlas desde el monumento al Eros (Cúpido). 👼
  • Pablo M.
    Pablo MerizaldeAugust 10, 2014
    Excelente sitio! Muy buena clmida y buenos pubs! Hay que ir y hay que caminarlo!
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