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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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This is an interesting circle in London. I didn't know what to expect, but I guess people were right when they said it's sort of like Times Square! There are lots of shops... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an interesting circle in London. I didn't know what to expect, but I guess people were right when they said it's sort of like Times Square! There are lots of shops, restaurants, and lot marquis around.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This a nice central point to see many vendors selling their crafts. Also a great place to see clowns, musicians, magicians etc. Nice open air place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

After a day city tour, we use to spend night in this area to enjoy night life... Beautiful place... In area close to soho, china town, casinos, restaurants and pubs...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Came here in the day, and wish I had come at night. I think it would of looked prettier with the big screens all lit up at night. Nothing special to me about this place. We walked through here to get to somewhere else, and only stayed for a standard touristy pic, we didn't feel the need to stay for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We sat here for about 15 minutes to take the weight off our feet & watch the world go by, sitting under Eros with such hustle & bustle all around us. Was funny watching a rather posh looking convertible Bentley with a bride stood up inside whafting her bouquet around, drive up the wrong section of road & then have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very bush shopping street both during the day and at night. Plenty to see in terms of architecture, shops and cafes. Its a beautiful area to go on a stroll or window shopping!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The best thing you can do is sit at the steps of the monument and watch the world go by. There is a sheer delight as you take in the large number of people from all over the world at this location. It's a lot of fun too watching the street performers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is truly a major hub of human and vehicular traffic in London. There are loads of tourist "tat" shops and eateries and one of the best shops nearby is the Whole Food Market - that alone is worth the trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots and lots of people, which is good for people watching. There is also many things to see, and places to go including many restaurants. A couple of downfalls: the smell of cigarette smoke was quite prominent, and a lot of garbage and litter on the ground. Overall, I definitely recommend checking it out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely a must-visit place in London, but it's quite busy with tourists, which is expected - I am a tourist too! Streets are super busy, but it's definitely an experience! Lots of different attractions, and I found that the nicest streets were actually the smaller streets off to the sides! Just so much to explore and buskers to see as... More 

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