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Leicester Square

Leicester Square, London, England (Leicester Square / Shaftesbury Avenue)
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Ranked #214 of 853 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Theaters & Stadiums
Activities: Nightlife, Dining, Drinking
Fee: No
Owner description: Located right in the heart of London's West End, this busy square is...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Theaters & Stadiums
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 and nightlife delights of Soho.
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Dartford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Wellness the tube and your right in the middle of all the theatre ticket sellers, I'm like a child in a sweet shop! Lots of restaurants coffee shops cinemas.it's so close to everything can't wait to go back

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

This is London's version of Times Square. Tonnes of bustle and interesting things to see. You can get theatre tickets from official vendors, stop at one of the numerous relatively cheap restaurants and bars, go to the park (especially during December for the rides) and set out for any one of a host of theatres. Madly busy, very fun, a... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I just love Leicester Square. It's the one place I visit every single time I'm in London as a trip is not complete without it. Visiting in the first week of December was a treat as I found the park had been converted into a minute winter wonderland. Circus style rides, fairground amusements and booths and done very unique Christmas... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

But stop by, hang out in the park - keep an eye out for somebody you may know (everybody ultimately passes through here) most of the restaurants are really mediocre around there - though there is reasonable fish and chips if you want that. It makes a nice combo visit with Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery. Note: the TKTS... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Well worth a visit at Christmas time to see the lights in various places in London, as previous reviewers have said, all the surrounding areas are within walking distance and the Christmas light displays are brilliant.

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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123 reviews 123 reviews
34 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

TKTS BOOTH. Surprisingly I couldn't find anywhere else to do a review on this excellent facility in Leicester Square. You have to go there to take advantage of their offerings but for sound, impartial, friendly advice and the resulting money saving offers, there is no better.

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North West England, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

If you find yourself staying anywhere near Leicester Square this is a good starting point to meander around the area on foot and see some of the sights. Piccadilly, Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square, Regents Street, and Soho to name a few are within easy walking distance from here. Leicester square and the surrounding streets are full of places to eat,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

extremely rude service bought a can of coke for my granddaughter coke can was squashed at the top asked if they had another and told no can't believe this as was only 6 in the evening so thought I would open to see if the ring top worked did but can was all creased at end you would drink from... More 

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Mosfellsbaer, Iceland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Had a blast, the Londoners were friendly and I felt just as if I were home. Bustling with life and cultural flair.

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Witney, United Kingdom
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34 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Everything seems to be squashed into a small area here. Lots of theatres, eating places and ticket venues. In addition there is a big funfair in the middle of the Square at present. It is traffic free in the Square, and a good place to have some refreshments and watch the manic world go by. Considering how busy it was,... More 

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