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Leicester Square

Address: Leicester Square, London, England (Leicester Square / Shaftesbury Avenue)
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Ranked #328 of 1,161 Activities in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Theater & Concerts, Sights & Landmarks
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: Theaters, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Theater & Concerts, Sights & Landmarks
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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Leicester Square is a hub for entertainment, especially at night. There is a cinema and various food and drink establishments. In the winter a small winter fair pops up with some rides and market stalls.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This square, Covent Garden and the area in between have always been the centre of London's theatreland although this square now has several large cinemas around and about it. It can get very crowded here when there is a film premiere and the stars parade down the red carpet. I can remember the days before the roads surrounding it were... More 

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merseyside
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

nothing the rave about, unless your after the cinema, nice the feel the atmosphere, and see where the red carpets of premiers are held.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

This is a place to be, if you are in London. Definitely must visit destination. They've got pretty much everything there, lots of people wandering around, very touristic place. Definitely recommend it for a visit!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Leicester Square is great it is always packed with tourist night and day, we prefer it at night. there are lots of theatres, cinema etc in the area and we always come here to get our theatre tickets as there are loads of discount ticket booths. There are loads of places to eat to suit every budget and China town... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Been to London but not been to Leicester Square is the same like you never been to London! :) This is the MUST see place once you're in London! It has all you got: food, shopping, cinema, attractions, ocassionally even Hollywood Stars at the Premiers of their latest Blockbusters and so much more! Souvenirs, picture takings, even portrays being made... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The cinemas here host UK premieres of movies but they are seriously expensive (3 or 4 times the cost of going to see a film at a regular UK multiplex). The square itself is historic and has some nice buildings, but some monstrosities too - like the W Hotel with M&M World. ugly.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Leicester square is a grand old square which used to house several beautiful theatres and casinos. The square itself has been modernised and pedestrianised, and while there are still some cinemasbthey are high-end places used for premieres etc. They are very expensive!

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I was here after dark and the place was buzzing. Hoards of people, lots of buskers too, from the musical to the very weird, never a dull moment. Some great food too. Would bet its a real zoo when a movie is premiering. China own which is close by is a great place to stop for a snack.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Leicester Square never sleeps and its a nice place to spot some Hollywood Stars during premiers in London as there are lots of cinemas around. Lots of restaurant around and cafes and China Town a few minutes walk.

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