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Leicester Square

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Address: Leicester Square, London, England
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Nightlife, Dining, Drinking
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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It's the place to go for Theatre tickets!

The main reason to go is to que up at TKTS formerly known as the Official London Half-Price Theatre Ticket Booth. This booth is jointly operated by TKTS and LondonTown.com... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Belmont, Massachusetts

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Belmont, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The main reason to go is to que up at TKTS formerly known as the Official London Half-Price Theatre Ticket Booth. This booth is jointly operated by TKTS and LondonTown.com. Tickets for theatre performances taking place around the West End that day are sold from the booth for about half the usual price. The east side of the square are... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Leicester Square is a good place to visit any time night or day. Whenever you visit there are always plenty of other people too. It is home to the UK's premier cinema which is often used for the premier release of major movies - often with famous actors paying a visit too. We called late on a Saturday evening and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This place is a must-do if you are a theater enthusiast! All the broadway musical and theatrical ticketing, performance details and most of the theaters are near this square. Its an absolutely lively atmosphere with shops, performance and eateries wherever you in and around this square

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Port Louis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It's a very nice place to visit. It is always packed but you have the opportunity to meet people around the world. we had a very nice fish and chips and ice cream. We really loved it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Leicester square is good for family's in the day and for party people at night. In the day there is plenty of places to eat and drink but can be busy especially Burger King and McDonald's as its fast food and quick. You also have two cinemas to go to. And of course there is m&m's world to look around.... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

great part of london, all ticket booths for shows are worth a visit. lots of activities year round in this great part of london

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Every visit is brill and just lately I have been going and there have been break dancers which is a great touch. Also get the comedy tickets here and if you find the people in the red bibs with comedy def worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

the focal point where West End meets Soho and Chinatown, the best thing about this place is that you can get your discount musical tickets here (at TKTS) and also pop into Chinatown nearby for some good Chinese food!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We went here twice to wait on line at the Tkts booth for discount show tickets. (Like the Tkts booth in NYC) After buying them, there were plenty of small restaurants to grab a bite while waiting for the show to begin (if you wait util late to get the tickets that is), sit outside and watch the world go... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Leicester square is a place for one and all....whether you are a tourist or a local, there is something for everyone.

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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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