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Leicester Square

Leicester Square, London, England (Leicester Square / Shaftesbury Avenue)
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Ranked #282 of 1,100 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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Novo Mesto, Slovenia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

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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126 reviews 126 reviews
61 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Edinburgh
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We went here to visit m&m world. However when we came out we sat in the circular area nearby, Shakespeare monument. Lovely, relaxing even with lots going on all around. Great fun watching kids and adults mucking around in the water which spouts up. My daughter got the one pound pizza slice and hubbie and son had noodles which they... More

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Had no idea this was showing, picked up a last minute ticket for 36 euro. Fantastic show and beautiful, beautiful music. What can I say - funny, lovely, touching.

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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We visited London for the weekend and visited Yates in Leicester Square for a Saturday afternoon drink...we sat outside in the glorious sunshine and chatted with the doorman Matthew. He was extremely helpful, polite, well mannered and a great sense of humour... He acknowledged every person who came past him with gratitude and was not rude or aggressive once...he made... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Whenever I visit a London, Leicester Square is a place I must visit. The hustle and bustle of London is experienced all in one place, right in the middle of the Theatre capital. If you're lucky, you may catch a glimpse of some famous people if a film is receiving it's London Premier. Try a 'One Pound' Pizza slice from... More

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Uppsala County, Sweden
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A easy going place to relax. No usual stressed people. You can feel calm walking around because it is a lower pace compared to the rest of the tourist areas. Lots of good restaurants, less noisy streets, lots of theatres. A must when You visit London.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Big square in the centre of London with everything around it, cinema's, shops, pubs, nightclubs, restaurants, it has everything. 5 minutes walk from Covent Garden, Soho, China Town and Regent Street. Must see when visiting London! M&M world sits on the corner of it also.

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