Piccadilly Circus
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
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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The area
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Neighborhood: St. James's
Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII, the aristocratic “Clubland” of St James's is a premier destination for high end craft and bespoke design. Here you’ll lose count of the Royal Warrants (which indicate that the Royal Family patronizes the establishment) seen in shop front windows, even during a short stroll to bordering Green Park or St James’s Park. With the brightly lit and constantly buzzing junction of Piccadilly Circus at its northeast corner and none of Central London too far away, this is an surprisingly central and accessible part of town, especially given its prosperous demeanor.
How to get there
  • Piccadilly Circus • 1 min walk
  • Leicester Square • 6 min walk
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KarimRZ
Bromma, Sweden98 contributions
May 2021
Ett centrum för turism och bilder. Men absolut sevärt om man har vägarna förbi. Framförallt är det väldigt fint mot kvällen när allt lyser upp. Undvik restauranger och vissa butiker i området då det är en klassisk turist fälla oftast. Men om du vill ta lite fina bilder samt kolla runt så ligger det många platser i närheten för shopping. Beroende på tiden samlas det väldigt mycket folk samt gata artister.

A center for tourism and pictures. But definitely worth seeing if you have the roads past. Above all, it is very nice in the evening when everything lights up. Avoid restaurants and some shops in the area as it is a classic tourist trap most often. But if you want to take some nice pictures and look around, there are many places nearby for shopping. Depending on the time, a lot of people and street artists gather.
Written November 10, 2021
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland27,976 contributions
Jul 2022
Piccadilly Circus is the most popular tourist spot in the heart of London.

The statue of Eros (Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain) is a popular meeting point.

The iconic advertising screens look stunning. You got a little bit of feeling like being in New York Times Square.

The square is close to important leisure and shopping areas.
Written July 7, 2022
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Greg
Cambridge, UK5,209 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
Piccadilly Circus is well worth a visit during nighttime hours. It’s bright, vibrant and full of energy. The ‘Circus’ roundabout is obviously not so congested as perhaps it is at other times of the day (and year, given COVID-19 issues right now) but the huge illuminated signs, nearby Soho and Leicester Square are all reasons why you should explore the area. It’s teeming with places to visit at all hours.
Written September 1, 2020
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Wander & Wonder
Singapore, Singapore1,644 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
We also walked around Piccadilly Circus, a road junction and public space where many people gather on the steps of the fountain and statue. There were street musicians performing and adding song and music to the atmosphere.

The Circus is particularly known for its video display and neon signs mounted on the corner building on the northern side, as well as the Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain and statue, which is popularly, though mistakenly, believed to be of Eros.
Written January 27, 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK160,530 contributions
Oct 2021
Mostly because it's so famous as a starting point to meet or get around in the Westend of London. Although there's plenty of shops in the area, it's more of a place to hang out. Vest time to visit is later when all the lights are on and the billboards are flashing their advertisements.
Written October 30, 2021
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Belle-Noel
Croydon, UK1,606 contributions
Dec 2021 • Solo
This is the perfect place to just walk around London from.

Nearby is Leicester Square, Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square, Soho, China Town, Shaftesbury Avenue, Regents Street and so much more.

One needs to simply pick a direction and start to walk. It’s very busy and vibrant here and especially comes alive at night, so it always feels quite safe.
Written December 18, 2021
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Acineto
Auckland Central, New Zealand19,692 contributions
Dec 2019
We didn't really spend a lot of time at the Circus but did pass it a few time on the bus and had a quick walk around. There are so many shops in the area and a few more interesting ones just down the road like Hamleys or Fortnum and Mason. The Body Worlds exhibit is also right there on the circus. The station exit is right in the circus so it is sudden amusement as you step out, particularly at night with all the lights.
Written February 16, 2020
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YorkshireShacko
Wakefield, UK167 contributions
Sep 2021
Was in London for the weekend and what shocked me a lot was the lack of discipline of people towards the COVID situation, the tubes were not busy but the passengers on them without masks was crazy, outside stations people stood and sat in groups with no masks.

Worst areas was Piccadilly Circus and China Town with literally hundreds of people stood around or sat at the base of the statue next to each other and not a mask in sight anywhere.

We went into Lillywhite's sports store, no masks again not even the staff, sanitisers about but empty! Into Boots over the road just loads of people with no masks, surely everyone can not be exempt, can they?
Written September 28, 2021
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Babsstockport
Stockport, UK657 contributions
Feb 2020
This is bright and vibrant and best seen at nightime when everything is illuminated. By day it might look a little tacky. Full of tourists but with some good shops and restaurants it is a must if you are in London. A bit like Times Square in miniature,
Written February 26, 2020
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK1,967 contributions
Dec 2020
Picadilly Circus is a meeting point of Regent Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, Coventry Street and Picadilly.

Years ago when first build traffic went round the statue of Eros but now it just goes past.

It is served by many different bus services and is on the Bakerloo and Picadilly (natch!) lines.

I would recommend it as a place to visit as you wander around the West End. It is only a short walk from Leicester Square, China Town and there are lots of shops to enjoy in Regents Street. A little further away are Green and Hyde Park and Oxford Street which you can walk or take a bus.
Written December 5, 2020
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