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Leicester Square

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Address: Leicester Square, London, England
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+44 20 7434 4243
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

Located right in the heart of London's West End, this busy square is within...

Located right in the heart of London's West End, this busy square is within easy walking distance to many of London's top theaters, the café society and nightlife delights of Soho.

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Fantastic atmospher

Great vibe in Leicester Square, we loved it , it is busy but you felt very safe. Great choice of eateries and things to Potter around. We went at night so missed out on a visit to... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great vibe in Leicester Square, we loved it , it is busy but you felt very safe. Great choice of eateries and things to Potter around. We went at night so missed out on a visit to M&M world which looks amazing! Packed with souvenir shops for all your London memorabilia.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

And the refurbished square is very welcoming. New comfortable benches and the fountain with water spurts amuse kids if all ages and others watching them. Has upgraded the area as everything is becoming gentrified!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice area with nice shops and restaurants. An absolute must do if your visiting London especially if your with kids because of the nickelodeon store etc and that. I strongly reccomend to anyone visiting London.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Easily accessible by tube or bus, lots of shops (Inc M&M) souvenir shops, restaurants, coffee shops and street entertainers.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of things in this area...the West End theatres, the park, M&M world, a huge Lego store, cinemas and Global Radio HQ. The Red carpet premieres are held here and you may get to see a star, or maybe someone famous from the music world comping out of the radio station..this is for Capital, Classic Fm, Heart, LBC etc etc... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a walk around the Christmas markets after a day shopping. It was beautiful and festive and really had a lovely atmosphere. It's conveniently located and would go again

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We just waled through there in the evening. A really nice place to see and was very recommended everywhere.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stumbled across Leicester Square during a walk on the way to Trafalgar Square and stayed for a little while to check out the statue and shops nearby. It's nice to see during the day and night (it's infinitely busier at night) and worth checking out it if you're in the area. Good for photos.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best bar man ever Paul the French guy was so friendly and attentive. Very good experience. Stumbled across this place by accident and will definitely be returning

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, it is the heart and soul of the theatre district and most people come to purchase discount theatre tickets. This square always seem to be under renovation. It is pretty central to Chinatown, National Portrait Gallery and Trafalgar square. Still a great place to people watch and to enjoy the hustle and bustle of this lively square.

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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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