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Piccadilly Circus

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Address: London W1J 9HS, England
Phone Number: 442074343111
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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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Lively center. Plenty of people watching or restaurants & bars to choose from. Not sure how well this nightlife would suit younger children, but adults go and wander...you will... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Wilton Manors, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lively center. Plenty of people watching or restaurants & bars to choose from. Not sure how well this nightlife would suit younger children, but adults go and wander...you will surely find something fun to do .

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Picadilly Circus is one of the mandatory stops on London. Specially for those Sherlock fans who have finished watching the last season ;). Lots of souvenirs gifts shops where you can buy merchandising of the tube.

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Piccadilly Circus has a nice mixture of old buildings and new technic and sights, very interesting and worth a visit on itself. But it also makes a good point during a tour of London as it is very central.

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As a New Yorker, it seems too small to be iconic (thinking about Times Sq). But if you are in LDN you should check it out. Great schmaltzy souvenir shopping.

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Fantastic night time life feeling. From when we went to the theatre and out the atmosphere was awesome.

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Must see when in London.Lovely to sit and absorb the atompshere.Always full of tourists and local people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Always a fun place for the sights and sounds of London. Mini Times Square, NY. I guess all the punkers are gone? Sigh. You gotta love the statue!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Must go and see this iconic place in London! the advertising boards, the hustle and bustle the buskers all amazing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You can go to The Regent's St. or Oxford St. or Green Park or China Town from this location. You just have to choose the right direction to go.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Iconic place in London, where you can enjoy the evening with a beer by your side. Sit by the fountain enjoying the marquee neon sign boards which glorify the place. The statue of Eros is atop the fountain which essentially is dry and full of waste thrown in by the public. The Piccadily Circus tube station leads you to the... More 

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