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Piccadilly Circus

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Address: Piccadilly, London, England
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Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: 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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I came here lots of time and I always enjoyed the evening or the night in a different way... lots of things to do, lots of shops to see, lots of restaurants and pubs to try... A... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

I came here lots of time and I always enjoyed the evening or the night in a different way... lots of things to do, lots of shops to see, lots of restaurants and pubs to try... A must to "enjoy" in London

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

It not by any chance a must to visit but a good place, there are many varaiety of shops and people doing side shows.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

What can one say about Piccadilly Circus it is a must place on your trip to London and I shall visit it again

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Monroe, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Think of it as London's Times Square. It is great fun to come at night and take in all the illuminated signs and the crowds of people. In the day,you can get a great view of the Shaftesbury memorial fountain and statue of Eros with more than a few American students hanging out there. You are close to all the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Piccadilly is a fantastic area to walk that means different things to different people. It is also one of he best places to get mugged so take care.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This was my favorite place in London. I could just sit there and look around all day long. On my last day in London I cancelled my tour to Oxford just so that I could go to Piccadilly Circus one more time. The shopping there is great as well. It reminds me of NYC

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We recently stopped by Piccadilly Circus on our recent visit to London. It is amazing to see the reaction on someone's face when they visit for the first time as they come up the stairs from Piccadilly Circus Tube Station and see the illuminated signs. When we called, it was Saturday evening and it had just got dark, it was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

London's version of Times Square. We visited at sundown and it's a very busy gathering point for younger folks, theatre goers, shoppers, etc. It's an easy ride on the tube. There are several eateries around, and this is also London's main theatre street. All the big shows are here and getting tickets is easy. Just down the street are famous... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I wouldn't really call Piccadilly Circus an "attraction" -- it's more of a central square / location in London, surrounded by many stores, restaurants and attractions. It is, however, one of the things you need to check off your list in London -- you can't visit London and not see Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square (although the latter is much... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Piccadilly Circus is to London as Times Square is to New York. It is vibrant with lots of activity (particularly from the birds!). It is a fun place to stop, and do some people-watching, between shopping.

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