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Piccadilly Circus

Piccadilly, London, England (Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park )
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Ranked #259 of 1,085 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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Brandon, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

There must be something special about this place because it is extremely crowded and busy. We were visiting and attending the Piccadilly Theater. Like Times Square in New York, this famous area is lit up by all of the lights and alive with things to see and do. There is a subway stop below.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This is actually the junction of several roads in the heart of London. The "circle" has been blocked off for pedestrian use. There is a nice fountain, and it reminds one of Times Square in NY, with an enormous video display and neon signs everywhere. Both times we were there it was bustling with people. Lots of shopping and pubs... More

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Beirut, Lebanon
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69 reviews 69 reviews
44 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

It's an area where several shopping streets meet. Always crowded especially at night where people enjoy the pubs and restaurants. To experience the night life in London you must go there.

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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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102 reviews 102 reviews
63 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

At night it is very busy with lot of pubs,restaurants and shops.it is near Leicester square and Chinatown and theaters .easily accessible by bus or underground tube.day and night.i used to walk ,if it is not raining,from my hotel at marble arch in half an hour.

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Hazleton, Pennsylvania
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

It was something that we wanted to see while in London, but it was entirely too crowded to be enjoyable. There were lots of shops and pubs, but it was difficult in some places to maneuver the streets because of the volume of people.

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Helsinki, Finland
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Piccadilly Circus is a big road junction connecting many shopping streets together. It is also a public space where people hang around, and most of the tourist bus companies (hop on hop offs, there's a separate review of the Original London Sightseeing Tour by me) have their main bus stops around this area. Piccadilly Circus has several touristy souvenier shops... More

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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

A very exciting and interesting place to visit.Plenty to see and do as you meander around the area Really better to see at night as so colourful.

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Langley City, Canada
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Piccadilly Circus was best described to me as the Times Square of London - except in reality it was way less interesting. There are a few billboards and of course stores aimed for tourists. It was nice that the stores were open late - so we went after a theatre show one night - but overall found the area to... More

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Montreal, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
33 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

This is the Time Square of London. Ambiance is very good. People like to be there to relax and enjoy life. Many restaurants, shops but mainly the best place to observe the London life I think. Take also some time to walk Regent street that pass by Piccadilly circus ... Stop at Piccadilly Circus Metro (tube) station.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Well it's a square and a big meeting point, honestly we just went here to have been here once. It's like a miniature version of Times Square in N.Y.

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