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Leicester Square

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Address: Leicester Square, London, England
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Dining, Drinking, Nightlife
Description: Located right in the heart of London's West End, this busy square is...
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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One of London's hubs

Cinemas, theatres, restaurants Leicester Square has it all. Street entertainers and close to pretty much everywhere. Travel on to Covent Garden, China Town or Soho as all less... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Cinemas, theatres, restaurants Leicester Square has it all. Street entertainers and close to pretty much everywhere. Travel on to Covent Garden, China Town or Soho as all less than a 10 minute stroll away.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is an amazing place to visit, lots going on, lots of places to visit. Street entertainers, M&M world .... The list is endless. I visited twice. I enjoyed sitting and watching people go by - worth a visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I love this part of town theres loads to see & do never a Q to eat or drink & loads of people watching

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Nice part of London, close to Picadilly Circus. Get off the tube at Leicester Square, walk down to Picadilly and when you get tired or hungry, make your way back to Leicester Square. Nice restaurants and a little park.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Great place to hang around especially in the evenings! You have plethora of activities to indulge in, including big cinemas and if you are into stargazing, you may catch a glance of the Stars in some of the world premiers that happen here. Has a lovely M&M Store (Your Kids or the kid within you will enjoy a trip into... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Movie premiers are held here. Crowds come out to gawk at the stars. On our last visit to London, there was no premier but lots of people as always. We walked through to go to Chinatown and to go to the theater. I noticed a post with arms of the Swiss cantons, which I found interesting since I live in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I wasn't really sure what to expect when we came here. It's a nice park with a statue in the middle. The best part were the break dancers putting on a show. But nothing really wow.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Leicester Square is very well known for the big cinemas ( movie houses ) and for the world premier`s of the big and up coming films and now so many half price ticket shops to me its made Leicester Square tacky very tacky. Regarding the restaurants and the eatery s there would i eat in any of them no they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

My friend came over from another country. He stayed in London. We went out in Leicester square it was great nice places to eat and drink. It is rush rush and busy but its a good atmosphere as there are locals and tourists.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Always busy but always fun to watch people rush when I'm in no rush to be where I need to be. Lots of touristy things to see and do.

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Staying in Soho

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Soho
The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene – and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighborhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
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