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Leicester Square

Leicester Square, London, England (Leicester Square / Shaftesbury Avenue)
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Ranked #298 of 1,085 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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Taunton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Loads of lovely paces to eat and don't forget to check if they are having any film premieres, we managed to see Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy! Most big premieres take place here. Lots of lovely places to eat and drink!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I like people watching in Leicester Square, and when I've had enough of that the Moon Underwater is a cracking place for a reasonable beer. It's well worth starting at Covent Garden and walking to Piccadilly Circus Its a 20 min stroll, unless you stop along the way.

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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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102 reviews 102 reviews
63 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Almost every night ,my wife and I dine there and Emily it's theaters and stroll in the busy streets full with people from all over the world

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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

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

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
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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54 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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