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Leicester Square

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Address: Leicester Square, London, England
Phone Number: 02074344243
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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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I went here for my birthday dinner and I was not disappointed even tho we got there late the staff where very friendly and understanding and the food was good as well but we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good to say you've been, but don't expect much more than a slightly revolting smell, a police presence and tourist gift stores or high carb food. Some okay cinemas here but generally a place to pass through as fast as your legs will carry you.

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This area is equivalent to Times Square. Crazy with people and very loud. Lots of things are happening there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I went here for my birthday dinner and I was not disappointed even tho we got there late the staff where very friendly and understanding and the food was good as well but we couldn't finish it cos it was quiet a lot for the price and I got a free cocktail as the bay girl which I enjoyed very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Best place to be after a packed weekend in London, perfect area to relax in the square garden in the middle of m&m world, cinema and Costa with many more places. My favourite place to be!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent an early evening (3 hours) walking around the area people watching, including some of the street artists. Ventured into China Town for dinner and sat outside a restaurant to eat. Vibrant, fun area. Our next visit will include a theatre trip

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent a short time hereas part of a day trip. There are a number of fountains surrounding the central statue and a large number of people enjoying spending time in them.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The whole area is so busy and vibrant it can be difficult sometimes to look at the whlole picture. It's a beautiful area with so many things to see, M&M World works for me. Do the touristy bit but take time to sit, look and feel the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited leister square whilst in London for a show, it happened to be the day before BFG premier and there was a fantastic display free to walk round. It was really great to see and beautifully done. Plenty to see, could have photos taken for free. See dream jars and walk in the Giants foot prints. Also given small booklet... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful green area in central London. It will also be the place where you will find the official outlet of tickets for the musical if you want a cheaper last minute ticket.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to see Ghostbusters at the Odeon theatre on a rainy day and stumbled upon the London premiere of Star Trek Beyond, this was quite an experience for us. We also enjoyed Ghostbusters with around a 100 others in a 2000 seat theatre. The only down side to our experience was the £18 per ticket for the movie bur that's... More 

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Soho
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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