Piccadilly Circus

Piccadilly Circus, London: Hours, Address, Piccadilly Circus Reviews: 4/5

Piccadilly Circus
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Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: St. James's
Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII, the aristocratic “Clubland” of St James's is a premier destination for high end craft and bespoke design. Here you’ll lose count of the Royal Warrants (which indicate that the Royal Family patronizes the establishment) seen in shop front windows, even during a short stroll to bordering Green Park or St James’s Park. With the brightly lit and constantly buzzing junction of Piccadilly Circus at its northeast corner and none of Central London too far away, this is an surprisingly central and accessible part of town, especially given its prosperous demeanor.
How to get there
  • Piccadilly Circus • 1 min walk
  • Leicester Square • 6 min walk
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Brittany_11_10
Los Angeles, CA1,589 contributions
May 2022
Well, it's not really like Times Square, is it? (Yes, the theater district is here, and they have lights and shops and restaurants, but...anyway). It's a happening place with plenty of restos to enjoy before/after a show on the West End, shopping, and people-watching. (Have seen better buskers, though).
Written 19 May 2022
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Vanessa P
Calgary, Canada1,250 contributions
Mar 2022
Piccadilly is a truly picture of London. People from all over the word together. The place looks like the British time square. FREE
Written 3 May 2022
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TeamWard
Nottingham, UK4,895 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Piccadilly circus station tour from Hodden London was superb, great way to understand how its changed over the last 100 years, well worth a tour
Written 15 April 2022
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Cakeisgood4u
Columbus, OH123 contributions
Jan 2022
Great area for shopping or just window viewing. So many stores, so little funds! lol
Loved the lights and the vibe of the area - sorry we missed the xmas lights which were still displayed but not lit.
Written 18 January 2022
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Kathryn R
132 contributions
Dec 2021
Loads of shops and all the surrounding areas like Leicester Square, Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square, Soho, China Town etc, all sort of merge into each other, so you have done several areas without even noticing. Lots of shops, bars, restaurants and entertainment venues to keep you happy.
Written 30 December 2021
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Belle-Noel
Croydon, UK1,569 contributions
Dec 2021 • Solo
This is the perfect place to just walk around London from.

Nearby is Leicester Square, Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square, Soho, China Town, Shaftesbury Avenue, Regents Street and so much more.

One needs to simply pick a direction and start to walk. It’s very busy and vibrant here and especially comes alive at night, so it always feels quite safe.
Written 18 December 2021
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Cassington
Bournemouth, UK22 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
The manager and wait staff were friendly and efficient. We were served quickly and all four meals were very tasty. The restaurant had a good atmosphere. My only criticism is that the ladies toilets were not the best.
Written 11 December 2021
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Jack S
1 contribution
Oct 2021
Traditional Italian ice cream kiosk next to lillywhites piccadilly circus - unhygienic and nose picker - disgusting!
Written 20 November 2021
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KarimRZ
Bromma, Sweden98 contributions
May 2021
Ett centrum för turism och bilder. Men absolut sevärt om man har vägarna förbi. Framförallt är det väldigt fint mot kvällen när allt lyser upp. Undvik restauranger och vissa butiker i området då det är en klassisk turist fälla oftast. Men om du vill ta lite fina bilder samt kolla runt så ligger det många platser i närheten för shopping. Beroende på tiden samlas det väldigt mycket folk samt gata artister.

A center for tourism and pictures. But definitely worth seeing if you have the roads past. Above all, it is very nice in the evening when everything lights up. Avoid restaurants and some shops in the area as it is a classic tourist trap most often. But if you want to take some nice pictures and look around, there are many places nearby for shopping. Depending on the time, a lot of people and street artists gather.
Written 10 November 2021
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland16,908 contributions
Nov 2021 • Solo
Piccadilly Circus is a really vibrant area of London and there is always something going on both day and night. It’s a must see.
Written 7 November 2021
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  • Sun - Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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