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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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Leicester Square its the heart of the night district, with tons of restaurants around, many cinemas, the theatre district close by and lots of place to grab a bite on the run. Its... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Obviously you want to go or you wouldn't be reading this, there is not much here, fast food restaurants, cinemas tourists by the droves, mostly young teens, Chinatown is close by, certainly a better place to hang out and eat.

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Sturminster Newton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This place was buzzing lots of people and things to look at. M and m world was amazing so much chocolate in one place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Leicester Square its the heart of the night district, with tons of restaurants around, many cinemas, the theatre district close by and lots of place to grab a bite on the run. Its also a very popular place for young crowds to meet and start their nights here, grabbing a bite and moving on to the clubs and cinemas after... More 

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Chennai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Leicester is always bustling with activity, especially Fiday and Saturday evenings.. Tried my luck for the first time in London at the Empire Casino. My favorite at Leicester is the Haagen Dazs outlet. This place lifts up the mood like no other. Always filled with people having a good time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Leicester Square is famous for the cinemas on the Square and historically, first UK showings of films have been held here. If you are a dedicated cinema goer, you may enjoy seeing a film here or joining the crowds to try and spot a celebrity on a first night. I last went in December 2014, and although there was a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

At the heart of London, shopping malls restaurants, fast food and streets filled with people, enjoy the crowds

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Felt just a bit disappointed in Leicester sq. I think it was because there wasn't much going on during our visit apart from some street dancing. I did go at night once many years ago and I think that the best time to go if you want to see it sparkle. I did William Shakespeare's statue just off the main... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

1 of the touristy places in London. Surrounding by casinos, cinemas, restaurants ,bars , Theatres. The square its self normally have music or event being held there. This place attracted many people to go there. Just for hang out with friends or just for chillin.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Leicester Square used to be a place you could sit and ponder the world - not so today. You have to go and say "done", but move on South or North (and East) to see the real London.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Good place to kill some time. In the afternoon street performers and buskers come out. While I was there, they were pretty much all break dancers. Not that they weren't great, but it would've been nice to see some variety. I guess it just depends on when you are there. Either way, there is enough to see and do in... More 

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Address: Address: Leicester Square, London, England
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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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