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Piccadilly Circus

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Address: London W1J 9HS, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7434 3111
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Located at the junction of five busy streets, this famous London landmark...

Located at the junction of five busy streets, this famous London landmark blazes with neon displays, which serve as a colorful backdrop to a bronze fountain topped by a figure of a winged archer.

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Great site for people watching and so close to many free attractions. What with Trafalgar Sq. China town etc.. all with in walking distance including the infamous Soho

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

It's a cosmopolitan location, hence every one can walk around and experience the effects of the street.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Worth a look if you haven't been before but if you have seen it once not much more to see as it's just a huge advertising board. Nice curved old buildings in area though.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great site for people watching and so close to many free attractions. What with Trafalgar Sq. China town etc.. all with in walking distance including the infamous Soho

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a small Times Square. Very bussy at night with great adds and nice Christmas lights. Mostly towards Regent Street. A place to visit or to pass by when you walk from Coventry to Regent

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had the privilege of taking a 10 year old here for the first time in his life. Understandably he was blown away by the size of the screen. A genuine jaw dropping moment. Then Santa walked past as he was watching a floating Yoda... It was a highlight of the day!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice place to visit but can get too busy especially at night and in the mornings. Walking around with children here can be a bit tiresome when it gets busy like that

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you like crowded, brightly lit, difficult to move around in places, go here and enjoy. For me, there are thousands of more interesting, historical or entertaining spots to spend time in London

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While a neat area, and must see while in London, if you have been to Times Square in NYC lower your expectations. The screens and lights are no where near as impressive as Times Square. The shopping in the area makes up for the smaller scale though.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great area for Shopping and dining! Lot of good Restaurant and Stores!! Best Clothes stores. We have some wine and Steak in a Great Restaurant, outdoor or indoor are available! Perfect for walking, dinning and shopping!! Please don't miss it!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A bit too crowded for my liking. Still it's an icon of the world and a must see if a tourist in london. Lots of xmas lights and neon signs.

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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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