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Leicester Square

Leicester Square, London, England (Leicester Square / Shaftesbury Avenue)
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Ranked #271 of 1,108 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Theaters
Activities: Nightlife, Dining, Drinking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Located right in the heart of London's West End, this busy square is within easy walking distance to many of London's top theaters, the café society... more » Owner description: Located right in the heart of London's West End, this busy square is within easy walking distance to many of London's top theaters, the café society and nightlife delights of Soho. « less
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South Africa
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

No trip to London would be complete without a visit to Leicester Square and it's always the first place I head for when I go. The whole area was upgraded and revamped for the London Olympics, although to me, it was just perfect the way it was. There is a little park central to the area where Londoners, and weary... More

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sheffield
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10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

street entertainers, great food, fantastic atmosphere. It;s all here M &M world the cinema's great place to be.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,570 reviews 1,570 reviews
815 attraction reviews
812 helpful votes 812 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This area gets very lively in the evening when most restaurants and pubs open. It is not my favorite for eating out in the city, and sometimes there are too many inebriated kids (and older folk too) hanging around, but it is a nice area to wonder around and see how london can get crowded at night.

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Nether Whitacre, United Kingdom
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131 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Leicester Square is a good place to meet up with friends, and it's also a good centrally located place branch out from to visit places. As silly as it sounds it kind of feels like it's the central point of London, not just the city. It's surrounded but shops, restaurants, and a lot of the tourist destinations are close by... More

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Giza, Egypt
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nice gathering of people from everywhere. tens and tens of restaurants, cafes, cinemas, theaters and a lot of places for entertainments. lots of shops specially souvenirs. next to Piccadilly, Trafalgar square, China town and Soho. five minutes from Convent Garden.

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UK
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76 reviews 76 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

There's something for everyone in Leicester Square, whether it be the cinema, M&M World or to grab an ice cream and people watch. There are street entertainers here, some better then others of course. On our visit last week a chap playing the bongos drew a massive crowd and had random people dancing in the centre. There's lots of food... More

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Novo Mesto, Slovenia
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10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

When travelling to London, I always have special places to visit each time I go and this is one of those places. I had some time to kill almost 2 hours so i bought some food and drinks and sat on the parks benches, watched people passing by, read signs on the cinemas of the films that were on at... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Great place to sit and watch the world go buy.loads of shops and cinemas,well worth a visit . On a night time it was all lit up and the street artist were well worth a look

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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141 reviews 141 reviews
68 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Where else can you get history, theatre, cinema, great restaurants, shopping , the best people watching and just a great place to hang out while in London. It's central to a lot of other attractions as well. We went to Leicester Square since we were close by at Picadilly Circus, Trafalger Square, The National Gallery and The West End. It's... More

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Dublin
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6 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I love Leicester Square, and when I lived in London I would go as often as possible. Now when I visit London I make sure it's on my places to go to list. From the hustle and bustle of tourists, to the many bars and restaurants nearby (All Bar One, Haagen Das) it is a great place to spend some... More

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