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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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Worth visiting just to see some of the street entertainers, food and drink areas and great atmosphere. There is also a discount theatre booth near the middle that does same day... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Watton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good street entertainment in the middle of the street, lots of bars and cinemas around. If you've never been before its worth looking round, china town is not far off of the square

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Wisbech Saint Mary, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great for shopping, eating and street acts. Can be very busy at times there are a few cinemas m&m shop is always a must for the children

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place us always buzzing with people and street performers.Full of cinemas, theatrs and casinos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Took my little girl sightseeing and Leicester Square was amazing. Street acts were brilliant. amazing talent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Busy square and even though we were there on a Thursday afternoon live music from buskers. Guitarists, drummers using pails. A few homeless begging for change. Crush of people very touristy but surrounded by interesting buildings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited here with my children during the school holidays. Really easy to get to by tube and so much do see with some brilliant shops! I really love this area of London, there's always so much going on and I quite like the buskers too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth visiting just to see some of the street entertainers, food and drink areas and great atmosphere. There is also a discount theatre booth near the middle that does same day tickets to all sorts of plays.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Leicester Square is unfortunately unrepresentative of much of London. It is very "touristy", and is full of chain restaurants and bad shopping. However, its a good place to watch people, and this is also where to pick up discount theater tickets.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I keep coming back over and over to be at this beautiful spot in London!!! It's not just the mesmerising sight of a red carpet film premiere but the high energy surroundings, theatres and excited tourists and locals alike, there's simply something magical about being in this spot!!! Worth it to sit down and wind down here even if for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I like Leicester Square. Lots of eating places and meeting places. We sat outside a cafe for breakfast and just people watched. Lots of interesting people walking by. I think Leicester Square has a buzz and a friendliness to it. Close to Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden, so lots to do in the area.

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Staying in Soho

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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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