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Piccadilly Circus, London

Categories: Neighborhoods, Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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Known for its illuminated advertising, Piccadilly Circus is an iconic London area that is home to some of the city's most popular sites. Take the Underground to the Piccadilly Circus station and take your pick of attractions: Criterion Theatre, London Pavilion, Chinawhite club, and numerous department stores, clubs, bars, and restaurants. Be sure to visit the Shaftesbury Monument Memorial Fountain, erected in 1892, to pay homage to the philanthropist Lord Shaftesbury. For Piccadilly Circus and beyond, use our London itinerary planner to get the most from your London vacation.
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  • A unique place to eat, shopping, buy musical and/or bus tour tickets!
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  • Known for its large advertising displays and is right in the Center. Tourist place for a photo with the background screens.
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  • Go here to take a few pictures but don't stay long as there are lots of crowds. Very touristy and not what I would consider the "real London" but good for first time visitors. 
  • Tourist central for all of London tourists. It's a place full of energy, hustle and bustle and in about a minute you see so many nationalities it's amazing.
  • Cool vibe but no terribly impressive... not really worth travelling to visit, but if you are passing, not bad.
  • Piccadilly Circus is in the heart of the theater district. It's a lovely square with a huge screen showing advertisement which can be seen even from the air while flying in or out of London Heathrow airport.
  • One of the most famous squares of London. It's suggested to visit it by night when the light coming from advertisement screens gives to this place a particular atmosphere.
  • One of the most touristy spots in London. Nothing really particularly stands out and if you're not into being in a crowd, you should avoid it. However, it's also great if you just wanna spend a day doing nothing but observe people. All sorts of people show up there ;)
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