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Piccadilly Circus

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Address: Piccadilly, London, England
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Located at the junction of five busy streets, this famous London landmark...

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.

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Visited here to take in two shows..Jersey Boys in the afternoon and Les Miserables at night. Good, vibrant atmosphere and plenty of places to eat and drink between shows. Streets... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Convergence of major streets in London. Area is home to upscale shopping and London's theater district. A little garish but worth a walk-through.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

great to see in person as opposed to tv - take a walk to the m&m factory it is defiantly worth it, a real london adventure x

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here to take in two shows..Jersey Boys in the afternoon and Les Miserables at night. Good, vibrant atmosphere and plenty of places to eat and drink between shows. Streets were clean and felt safe at all times.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Bright lights of the city! Yes it is touristy and can be expensive but this is London the UK's biggest city - what do you expect! Day or night it is worth a walk through if only to feel the buzzing atmosphere and take a few photos

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Always on the go day or night. Has a certain aura about it and I don't think I've ever been anywhere else that looks like it. Even Times Square in NY doesn't match up. Streets reach out or converge like extensions. Does have a garish look about it. Young people still sit under the Stature of Eros in the center... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are visiting London you need to go here to check it off your list of London landmarks, but be warned that it is always very, very crowded. I don't recommend the restaurants right at Piccadilly (down to Leicester Square) as they are expensive and not of the best quality. (Check out some on the side streets.) the Piccadilly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of night life here, including lots of theaters and eating and drinking places. Lots of activity.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Piccadilly Circus is great for tourism and the night life. A lot of beautiful shops bars and clubs. I especially enjoyed prior to Christmas as it had some beautiful Christmas lights. I definitely recommend it for those traveling to London for their holidays.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

always meet there to head to west end, restaurants & theatres. code word = "bloody 'ell, it's like picadilly circus around here!"

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On our annual January London visits my wife and I always look forward to going to Piccadilly Circus and this year we went there about a dozen times. One of the theatre shows we saw was there, as are some of our favourite restaurants are nearby. We enjoy shopping there and the vibrant atmosphere. inside the tube station I pick... More 

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