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Piccadilly Circus

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Address: Piccadilly, London, England
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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Theres something about this place which makes you go like oooo yeah am in London. The atmosphere here at night is really nice. Some good places around to shop n eat. Must visit!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Theres something about this place which makes you go like oooo yeah am in London. The atmosphere here at night is really nice. Some good places around to shop n eat. Must visit!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Always busy as it's at the junctions of Piccadilly, Regent Street and Shaftesbury Avenue. Eros stands statuesque looking over everyone. Must be seen in the twilight to appreciate the lights.

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Augusta, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I guess I didn't really see the attraction here. It was cool, and we stayed for a bit, but there were a lot of other things to see and do in London.

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Hindmarsh Island, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Everything looked smaller and busier compared to 55 years ago. Great to get back there after all this time. All part of the 'must see' experiences whilst in London.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I'm not sure why this place is so popular. There are large HD screens on the side of buildings but it's not exactly Times Square.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I heard a lot about the place, but being at actual site was not that charming. It was another square, where groups performs and have few high advertising banners. Nothing big to miss.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

At the end of regent street is Piccadilly Circus where something or other is going on whether live music or dance. It feels so good & vibrant just to sit there & enjoy the moment. Apart from dining options, you have Ripley's, broad way shows, theatre, shopping & dining options. Piccadilly station is also connected to many metro lines &... More 

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Shepparton, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Piccadilly Circus is an eclectic mix of characters where there is never a dull moment. At night the neon lights just add to the colour and vibrancy. Lose yourself in amongst the crowds and take it all in. Dining, shopping and theatres. It's an experience like no other.

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Lehigh Acres, Florida
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Very interesting place to visit colorful and always something going on music,singing shopping, very crowded suggest you keep your money hidden and somewhere on you in the front a lot of thieves and pickpockets work this area hard and most are real good. I had a young girl walked into me making it look like a accident and I felt... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is a hectic, bustling part of the central city of London. It is packed with people of all sorts (and I mean ALL sorts). It is full of colors and smells and tourists and attractions that make for picturesque sites. It is a great place to people watch from the buskers to the tourists to the locals to the... More 

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