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Piccadilly Circus

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Located at the junction of five busy streets, this famous London...

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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Pure London's energy (even more beautiful with all the Christmas decorations). Not quite a place to relax! Very busy streets

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A stunning intro to Central London Shopping and West End Life. In the heart of the city, you have access to most of the big touristy attractions (Ripleys, M and M world, Leicester Square, Regent Street, Oxford Street, Carnaby) as well as a host of coffee shops and restaurants to satisfy hunger. Busy every day of the week but its... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the London place to see and be seen, shop, people watch, star watch when they have a movie screening and mingle in the crowds. Loaded with shops and tourist attractions lit by neon illuminate the night. We wandered for an hour or so, saw the stars arrive for the debut of Ant Man and then picked a dining... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Piccadilly Circus is one of the most beautiful areas of London. The region has lots of beautiful streets and buildings and is perfect for walks, especially at night. Also, the Piccadilly Circus is good for shopping and for searching for cool attractions. Just notice some streets get particularly crowded during summer time, especially at night.

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Aveiro, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Pure London's energy (even more beautiful with all the Christmas decorations). Not quite a place to relax! Very busy streets

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Santa Clara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wow! A great place to enjoy late night. Its like times square of NY. People are walking, there are many good restaurants around and definitely big screen advertisement. Additionally, you will see great architecture of London, which big castle-type buildings around. Also the frequent red tourist bus will give you a vibe of party. I highly recommend to visit this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There are several museums in London. If you think about nightlife, cafe & bars, you must see Piccadilly Circus! Just enjoy the district!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very busy, bustling and bright. Much to see and do here whether it's, cafes, clubs, restaurants, shopping or theatres. Something for everyone.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

truly a remarkable place in London. Full of light adverts on the round shaped corner but when the key point of it a small fountain with an angel sculpture is sourounded by unundenstanable red something it does not make the usual feeling ... let's wait when Piccadilly is back to be Piccadilly again . With traffic. With people. heart of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place for shopping and also for a good tourist picture, completely different to the rest of London but definitely recommended because in this area you can find amazing stores such as M&M store and some attractions.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Piccadilly Circus is enjoyed best after dark when all of the signage is on full display. It is a spot to visit and it does not take long to see it and move on.

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