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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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All lit up like a mini times square there are bars, clubs, and other attractions to see and do. Mostly seems to be a nightlife spot. Not sure about it's daytime appeal

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Otherwise known as a roundabout in England, it's a big circle of streets bounded by shops, restaurants, Ripley's. Definitely a lot of activity but not on my top ten things to do in London.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

All lit up like a mini times square there are bars, clubs, and other attractions to see and do. Mostly seems to be a nightlife spot. Not sure about it's daytime appeal

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Penticton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

It is a very busy place, but lots to see, lots of history to look at. My daughter and I walked around for awhile, bought some postcards, enjoyed the old buildings and then left.

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Full of shops, theaters and restaurants, this activity center in London is worth a visit,if for no other reason than to people watch and see the incredible mix of people from all over the world who visit here.

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Bolton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Lots of restaurants and things to keep you busy. Ripleys Believe it or Not is close by and worth a visit.

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london
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Hello, since fashion moved on and lion taming moved out, it has been a formidable challenge for any modern-day Circus to find new ways to entertain the audience. Here, the owners have devised a wonderful race track around the "West End" as it is known to locals. Cars are often jammed tight around the Piccadilly with tourist targets stepping out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I love visiting Piccadilly Circus. The atmosphere here is so lively and vibrant. Many shops and restaurants. What I prefer doing is just find a nice spot and watch all the people around me!

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

It is a must-see spot in London and well worth a stop or two. There is a lot to see and a lot to do/eat.

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McKinney, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Piccadilly Circus has changed alot through the years but it is one of those well known areas in London. However, I would prioritize this lower on the must see list. I recommend a quick visit to this area which includes shops, restaurants, and theaters. it is usally very crowd. Protect your valuables from pick pocket theft.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

It is really crowded but a beautiful place to visit. The statue of Love is impressive and there are so many shops to visit.

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Address: Piccadilly, London, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho

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