We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Piccadilly Circus

Piccadilly, London, England (Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park )
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #254 of 1,137 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Book Now

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
Write a Review

1,294 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    476
    493
    241
    61
    23
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
343 reviews 343 reviews
126 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Piccadilly Circus is a nice, busy touristic area in central London. So many things to see - the Statue of Anteros with the fountain, the TDK/ Coca Cola lights (a la Times Square NYC), the hordes of tourists taking pictures, the fantastic shopping on Regent Street, the theatres in the neighbourhood & so on... A lively wonderful place to visit... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Castle, Indiana
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
24 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We walked around and did a bit of souvenir shopping. There were lots of entertainers gathering crowds on the sidewalks. It was a fun, energetic place!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne
Top Contributor
345 reviews 345 reviews
184 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This area is a major artery for five roads and you need to have your wits about you. it is tourist central and you need to keep a watchful eye on your belongings whilst watching the goings on here. We arrived and there was a little show of ladies stripping to their underwear and redressing and was advertising a brand... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Denver, Colorado
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A bustling madhouse of drunks, street performers, injured drunks, orators, and demonstrations. At least that's what was there on my night. And I love it. The four-floor M & M candy store is worth a look, it's so bizarre.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Renton, Washington
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
71 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

It's well worth spending a little time here to people watch, watch the cars and buses go by, etc., etc. It reminds me of Times Square in New York city and it's about as close a crush of humanity I've seen since I was in Shibuya (although Shibuya's mass of humanity was even bigger). Take a few pics, enjoy the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
23 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

A smaller version of the U.S! Still worth a visit, so much going on and so much close by from this point! Very busy during the day, a little better in the evening. And with the M&M store not far away, who can complain!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nashville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
52 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This intersection of five major arteries is about as close as you will get to being in Times Square without going to New York City. People, people everywhere, tour buses backed up blocking traffic, taxi cabs honking their horns, a busy tube entrance, blazing neon and LED signs, a Ripley's Believe It or Not!, and oh, by the way, did... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Please do not buy your theatre tickets from the outlet next to ripleys... He is a liar and a rip off he told us that a show was sold out and that an alternative show we wanted to see was a minimum of £65 a ticket... Out right lie!! We went to the usual place we go in Covent Garden... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bangalore, India
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The place is interesting.. Sit around and watch the hustle, observe people. I stopped by just to get the feel of london. see the double decker buses, cabs, billboards, multi cultural people around including tourists. There is a theatre, Ripley's Believe it or not and couple of restaurants around too.

Was this review helpful? Yes
PA
Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
68 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

It's cool to see the hustle and bustle, but in all honesty, I didn't feel comfortable here. There are gobs of people and it's a bit of a zoo. Fun to see, but I wouldn't seek it out again. There seem to be some fun shops and good restaurants.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Piccadilly Circus also viewed

 

Been to Piccadilly Circus? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing