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Piccadilly Circus

Piccadilly, London, England (Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park )
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Ranked #247 of 1,041 attractions in London
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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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Howden, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We took the tube up to Piccadilly Circus in order to see Eros. Sadly he is covered in Tarpaulins and surrounded by scaffolding. I am sure he would be handsome if I could have seen him. Another day perhaps.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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177 reviews 177 reviews
154 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

At my opinion, this spot is one of the highest sightseeing points in London, that one, by no means, should miss, when is in capital of Great Britain. By the luxurious Regent street, Piccadilly Circus with the major shopping street of Piccadilly is connected with more quiet region of Oxford Street and further, the Hyde Park. That is a real... More

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

A must visit place when you are in London...visit at night...the neon signs make the place look alive!! awesome...

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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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459 reviews 459 reviews
197 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Piccadilly Circus is a mash up of neon, stores, attractions, and restaurants. Bargains can be had, but this is definitely a tourist area. Take care not to be at that Metro at rush hour times, because you will have a very hard time getting a train. If you have a London Pass there are a few stores in the area... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

One can not go to London and not com to Picadilly Circus . This is a must! There's shopping, great eats, shows and entertainment. This is my favorite place to visit every year on my annual trip to London. The family will love it.

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Doha, Qatar
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

this is actually not a Circus :) but i like this place as it has good vibes.. i dont know why even there is nothing really in here aside from the Ripleys, the fountain, the statues but the crowd itself brings positivity...i sat there somewhere for about 10minutes just to observe the crowd. it was late in the afternoon and... More

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Tampa, Florida
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170 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

It would be a shame to go to London and miss walking through this major landmark. It's in the heart of the shopping and theater district. This is the place to go for bargain shopping (souvenirs, clothes, theater tickets, etc.). You can also find high end stores like Fortnum & Mason, and many designer shops. It's true that it can... More

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Los Angeles, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I was going to give it 2 stars but that would have been harsh, nothing about it was "poor"... Based on the name hype I didn't find it all that memorable. As others have said, it is kind of the Time Square of London, however it is very small and do I really want to leave the US to see... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
43 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I only stopped here because I saw a branch of my bank and needed some cash, but once I started seeing the prices I was glad that I did. I got many promised gifts at 1/3 of the price I was seeing elsewhere. It was very crowded and I guess the prices are probably why, but there are many good... More

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Manila, Manila, Philippines
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We originally went here because we wanted to find a gift store were London pass holders had a discount (but we failed, because it was undergoing renovation). Although we failed, there are no regrets going here. Upon getting of the train station to Piccadilly, I was awed on how the place looks. It was just like Times Square on how... More

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