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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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Expensive shops, touristy area

It's a definite must-do on any London travelers list, but one time is pretty much enough. Basically a smaller Times Square, NY, with lots of high-end shops and tourist trap... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Columbus, Georgia
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Sunderland, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

On walking around our Capitol we were heading for Picadilly Circus, all signs said it was close but couldn't see the statue. When up close very surprised how it seems to blend in with its surroundings. Depending on how looking at it, sometimes it's hard to see with what's going on behind it. Still enjoyed but had different ideas after... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Just like Times Square, you have to visit and see Piccadilly Circus! Stop, watch and enjoy the view of the busy city!

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

From day to night this evolving area changes from caterpillar in the morning to the bright butterfly sparkly lights (Well TV advertising screens) in the evening, a tourist must to take a photograph next to Eros statue. Not a place to hang out itself, but it is surrounded by restaurants and street vendors to help occupy you time then move... More 

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Columbus, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

It's a definite must-do on any London travelers list, but one time is pretty much enough. Basically a smaller Times Square, NY, with lots of high-end shops and tourist trap restaurants.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Went to London when I was a teenager. We loved this place because of all the vendors and shops. We really enjoyed shopping.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

While not a destination in and of itself, it was a great sight to enjoy the architecture and life of the city. Many great shops around, but be prepared to deal with the crowds. A lot of rowdy nightlife, so be prepared if you stay late into the night. Make sure you bring coins to use the restrooms, as the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Piccadilly Circus is a road junction and public space of London's West End in the City of Westminster, built in 1819 to connect Regent Street with Piccadilly

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Shops, Crowd , Music , Lights , Vehicles . Real fun to walk and see the landmark. Lots of activity and full of tourists.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Piccadilly Circus has much the same feel to it as does Broadway in New York City. Full of fantastic restaurants (I sampled Jamie Oliver's Diner the last time I was there), stores, lights, plays, culture, and activities, it really comes alive at night. While fun for an evening, and fantastic after the cultural must-sees (ie: Tower of London) are closed... More 

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Scarborough, Maine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Piccadilly Circus is overcrowded and overrated as a tourist attraction. I've heard it equated to Times Square, but it in no way compares for me. It is basically a junction of multiple roads in central London with one large set of lighted advertisements. It's only worth a walk through at night on the way to something else, not a destination... More 

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