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Piccadilly Circus

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Address: London, 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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Busy roundabout

This is where several roads come to a point, basically it is one big roundabout, but it is the gateway to many adventures, you can go up Regents Street, head over to Leicester... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were just passing by, and although there were a lot of people and activity, not much seemed to be happening other then some [not very good] street dancers. Other than shopping and some dining, we couldn't get why this was such a popular place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Any tourist to this best known city in the world will have a wish to come here . The high end shops here and the beauty and energy of this place will enthralling you . The busy market will offer you the chance to shop for the best .,The access is easy the buses and the tube are frequent and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I can imagine that a tourist couldn't come to London without seeing Picadilly Circus. But you only need a couple of minutes. Try and work it into something else that you're doing in the area, like before or after a play.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been to Picadilly circus on all my visits to London. Once it was a major road junction and seemed to be the centre of the entertainments district. Today the roads have been reconfigured to ease traffic movement and the statue of Eros in the centre is no longer a dominating figure. This is the beginning of the entertainment district... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is where several roads come to a point, basically it is one big roundabout, but it is the gateway to many adventures, you can go up Regents Street, head over to Leicester Square, go to the Savoy, head to the theatre district all by wandering down any one of the roads This is also home to the big light... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Piccadilly is always busy as its the home of most theatre shows. Many bars and restaurants to choose from and you can easily find the Chinatown block for cheap eats.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took family to lazer quest then to see 3d movie they loved it good experience wanted to see more short films loved picadilly lights and wanted to see more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots to do and see. Bursting with shops, stores, restaurants and street vendors. Again another place to just walk about, people watch and just plain take in the sites and sounds and all that is beautifully London.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The heart of central London this is a must visit, even if you are in London for just a day. Nice restaurants, parks, shops you get all in here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good spot for pictures and souvenirs. It is very easy to reach by public transportation. I really like it and recommend it.

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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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