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Leicester Square

Leicester Square, London, England (Leicester Square / Shaftesbury Avenue)
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Ranked #300 of 1,084 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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Enfield, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
58 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Okay, there are lots of tacky souvenir shops selling rubbish at high prices but forget those. In and around the square you have countless theatres, cinemas, pubs, clubs, amusements, art galleries, architecture, statues, brand shops, street entertainers, etc., etc., and from here you can walk to Green Park, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, St. James' Park, Soho, Chinatown, Regent Street, Covent... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This bit of London is full of places to eat/drink, pubs, fun shops, great gift shops and useful easy access to lots of tube lines. You can spend hours going round Leicester Square it's very fun.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I came to Leicester Square on a Sunday to have duck at the Four Seasons restaurant in Chinatown. Typical busy atmosphere, I found it to be quite joyous. After lunch, we walked around for a bit and stumbled on the small park nearby Chinatown which had a very relaxed vibe. We also paid a visit to the huge M&M's store... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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1,198 reviews 1,198 reviews
1,006 attraction reviews
540 helpful votes 540 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

One of my favorite spots in London, this square has it all - discounted theater tickets, numerous shops, restaurants, cafés, a small amusement park - and and endless stream of people. The place looks and feels great all year round, but was particularly charming during Christmas. Highly recommended, at least for a 1-hour stroll.

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Toronto, Canada
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I love Leicester Square, I could walk from the National Gallery to new kind of busy and exciting street. I especially liked the water fountain that seems as though it was a musical symphony, you can sit and relax or visit the Odeon Theatre, Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum, Imax Empire Casino or grab an ice cream cone at... More

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This area of town was wonderful! With a so many stores and entertainment, sights, music, etc. I had so much fun here. They have street dancers and entertainers, movie theaters, etc. AWESOME! A must go and hang out to see!

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Leicester Square is always very busy and there is always so much going on! You will never get bored around Leicester Square and whatever you need (food, drink, entertainment) you will find it in Leicester Square!

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
38 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I really liked Leicester Square, full of people, full of energy, great place to shop, eat or to sit down and relax and watch the world go by.

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Roodepoort, Gauteng, South Africa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Don't miss this place, happening venue with outside cafés, lots to see or sit and watch the people.close to west end shows and nightlife, some casinos nearby

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Edmonton, Canada
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

What a happening place in the city! Located in London's West End and a nice walk from Trafalgar Square (about 10 mins), Leicester Square offers lots of places to eat, pubs, nightlife, shows and entertainment. Try not to arrive early in the evening, right after work (5pm-ish) as that is a very busy time and you may find yourself getting... More

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