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Piccadilly Circus

Piccadilly, London, England (Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park )
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Ranked #246 of 1,100 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Neighborhoods, Parks, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: Located at the junction of five busy streets, this famous London landmark blazes with neon displays, which serve as a colorful backdrop to a bronze... more » Owner description: Located at the junction of five busy streets, this famous London landmark blazes with neon displays, which serve as a colorful backdrop to a bronze fountain topped by a figure of a winged archer. « less
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Orange County, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Similar to the hustle and bustle of TImes Square in New York, Piccadilly Circus is quite crowded with people and I found it quite hard to enjoy the area. It's good to see once, but for me I wouldn't come back a second time.

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San Francisco, CA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This has been compared to Times Square in New York- it is ONE wall of Times Square. Literally there is ONE building whose surface is covered in signs (now really covered in TV screens). It is not worth going out of your way to come through here at all.

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

If you're looking for London's version of Times Square, Piccadilly Circus is it. It feels like the crossroads of the city. It's got Madame Tussaud's, and the huge video screen. Good shopping and eating, and a good place to people watch.

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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Last week my husband and I visited Piccadilly Circus with our English friends while we were in London Aug 16-22. It's a very vibrant, historic area where 3 major London streets intersect and is known for its massive neon billboards reminiscent of Midtown Manhattan's Times Square, as well as its great shopping, offering everything from the high end Fortnum &... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Piccadilly circuit is one of famous part of London I live to walk from Oxford Street till Piccadilly Many cinema

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Morristown, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This is overrated, especially if you've been to New York before. It's basically a mini version of Times Square, and there isn't really much to do there except maybe watch a broadway show or stop at some bars. There are casinos around there, as well. Probably better for adults than children.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Almost like a miniature Times Square, well worth the visit. So much to see and explore and some nice restaurants too.

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Much smaller than I expected, American chain stores everywhere. Nearby Covent Garden is much more interesting.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Although it's a vibrant and picturesque place, Piccadilly Circus is victim to its own reputation. There are plenty of great stores in the surrounding neighborhood, but ultimately, this is a big traffic circle with a couple of giant video screens featuring constant advertising. It's worth seeing, but a tad underwhelming in person.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I decided to take the tube to the city to see Piccadilly Circus. This place is awesome!!! At first glance it reminded me of Times Square in NY...but after looking further I realized this was much better and has so much more to offer. Food...check! Shopping...check! Attractions...check! Pubs...CHECK!!! This is a MUST see so don't miss this!

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