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Leicester Square

Leicester Square, London, England (Leicester Square /Shaftesbury Avenue)
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Ranked #283 of 1,041 attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Extremely helpful staff, great location, unfortunately my room did overlook the Square, room a little small but comfortable

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England
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76 reviews 76 reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Leicester Square has a great buzz...we went to M&M's world which is great. Lots of places to eat and drink. Fountains in the middle are nice. Great at night time, it's all lit up and it has such a great vibe! Can't wait to go back.

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STL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

Visited the British Isles with a tour group and had the most amazing time in London! I could live there! Leicester Square was just off the chain! There's so much to see and do, a lot of historic buildings, plenty of little off the wall pubs for drinks or fish and chips and a plethora of shops for picking up... More

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Perth, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Great place to wonder around at night heaps of restaurants and things open at night you might even bump into Tom Cruise while your there like we did! haha

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Coventry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I've been to Leicester Square many times over the last few years. I used to really enjoy being there but as the years have gone on I feel its gone really rough. Its packed full of tourists and drunks. I was sat in KFC, when a drunk woman staggered in and nearly fell over the tables, she then proceeded to... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Went here on an evening and it was a nice area with lots of people in it. Lots of places to eat here but they are generally not that good from my experience. Some street performers in the area too.

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MARKHAM
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Time was you could get discounted theatre tickets at TKTS London. They have updated the facility and eliminated the discounted tickets. In March 2014, virtually nothing is discounted; if fact, many tickets are at a slight premium to theatre prices. At the theatres, many seats are empty, in fact more so than a year ago at this time. One theatre... More

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Bend, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Lots of people, resturnats etc here. It feels very busy and touristy, but not nearly as bad as piccidilly. It is worth walking through and milling around, not sure what else there is to do, except hang out or get some day of" tickets.

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Amman
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We went to see the early release of "The Book Thief" at the Odeon in Leicester Square. A Senior Ticket at a concessional price was still more than 14 pounds! The cinema itself was not that luxurious and the seats were not so different from elsewhere. It was a large screen though and the film was well projected but there... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

A square that offers something for everything..in my case many things. It is perfectly located with plenty of connections. Plenty of Tube stations - Leicester Sq, Piccadilly, Charing Cross all in walking distance. Cinema, Theater and pubs are happening all year around. There is always s'thing happening there s'thing entertaining..plenty of red carpet days where celebs arrive for premiers. Plenty... More

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