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Address: Bank Street, Fort Street, Bay Road, Basseterre, St. Kitts
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: The heart of Charlestown was modeled – and named – after London’s...
The heart of Charlestown was modeled – and named – after London’s Piccadilly Circus.
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Uma imagem de marca de Basseterre, muito movimentada rodeada de comercio turistico e restaurantes. Não é particularmente bela, o relógio avariado(?) mas é o que é de mais... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Ponta Delgada, Portugal
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Ponta Delgada, Portugal
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91 reviews 91 reviews
41 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Uma imagem de marca de Basseterre, muito movimentada rodeada de comercio turistico e restaurantes. Não é particularmente bela, o relógio avariado(?) mas é o que é de mais reconhecido em Basseterre. An image of Basseterre, surrounded by a very busy tourist trade and restaurants. Is not particularly beautiful, the broken clock (?) but it is what is Basseterre has like... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

fish sandwich had no fish, downtown is not worth the trip unless you wan tee shirts. would not go again

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River Vale, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

If you want to experience downtown Saint Kitts, drop into Circus Grill (at the circle) in the center of town. Depending on the time of day, you may see a lot of activity down below in the street and it gives you a real flare for Caribbean life style. Food and service are ok.

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Columbus, Georgia
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235 reviews 235 reviews
67 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This little square is extremely busy. It has many shops and restaurants and very few photo ops. I will tell you to keep your wallet close due to excessive amount of pan handlers.

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London
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Bustley and busy with lots of shops. The clock was interesting having been stopped at just before 4pm....why? Nobody could tell us. There's a great restaurant - the Circus Grill - that serves a mean lobster and crab dish in a scallop shell. Yum! It overlooks the circus and is just across the road from the museum and Port Zante... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
37 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Set amid a busy roundabout with a taxi rank this did not appeal to us. Shame as it seems to be the pride of the town.

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Putnam, Connecticut
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215 reviews 215 reviews
30 attraction reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

It's a circus, all right, when there's a cruise ship visiting. Interesting how so many of the shops selling things to tourists are not run by local people; we did find a little alleyway nearby where locals had a few booths set up, but I think they are priced out of the choice locations.

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Tullahoma, Tennessee
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Nice small square with a neat bellower of which the Kititians are very proud off. Bollyhoo restaurant is there as are souvenir shops

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Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Had the opportunity of seeing this part of the city when no cruise ships were in, during cruise ship visits and during Carnival. Interesting to say the least. The heart of the city as everything happens here. Easy to find and always something going on. The highlight is the clock in the middle of the Circus. Then some interesting buildings... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida
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396 reviews 396 reviews
220 attraction reviews
218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I loved how the character of this part of Basseterre has been maintained, It has a wonderful clock and is surrounded by interesting old architecture.

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