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For many years, Piccadilly Circus - at the junction of five busy streets - has been a major London landmark, seen by many as ... More
For many years, Piccadilly Circus - at the junction of five busy streets - has been a major London landmark, seen by many as the capital's center. In the daytime its a bustling area filled with shoppers, business people and tourists. But visit in the evening to see the area really come alive, with its sparkling illuminated signs and heady mix of clubbers and couples ready for a big evening out. At the heart of Piccadilly is a fountain topped with the aluminum statue of an archer. Although affectionately known as Eros by Londoners, it's actually the Angel of Christian Charity by Sir Alfred Gilbert, and it was so unpopular when first unveiled that he opted for self-imposed exile. Today the statue is one of London s most famous sites and a haven for tourists and romantic couples alike. This is truly the gateway to the West End.
Piccadilly is always the first place I go when I get to London. No matter where you are you can hop on the tube and head straight for Piccadilly for anything you would. Food, Shopping, Entertainment, Theatre tickets, Bars, Clubs, Parks...EVERYTHING! I very much enjoy visiting Piccadilly Circus whilst in London.
Once we get off the plane, we head directly for Piccadilly Circus!! It is a great place to eat, shop & just soak up the atmosphere!
Can't wait to go again this year! November 2008 cannot come soon enough!
I spent a good portion of my trip in Piccadilly Circus and found nothing to be more amazing. With in 10 minutes of arriving in this area you can find food, sweets, and tons of shoping.
When I am in NYC at times square I can find most of the same things, however when I leave time square I feel like I need a long shower because of how grimmy it is. Piccadilly Circus is very clean and well tended to and that makes all the difference.
I loved the atmosphere in there. So many people, specially tourists, all admiring the dashing lights and the advertising...
The best part: sitting in the square in front of it at night, just before leaving this beautiful city.
At first i thought it was a circus, with clowns and animals, i was very confused. When we arrived there I was stunned, there was a giant statue and was amazed by how it was. Shops were set up everywhere and it was all very impressive. A pleasing place to go.
We arrived here just before dark... bought sandwiches and ate them sitting on the steps by the statue there. Interesting at night... lights up like Times Square !! Crest of London is highly recommended for souvenir-shopping for those little gifts to take home to everyone. Not expensive, and a pretty good variety !! Tube stop is right there !!
Great area to walk around, particularly at night, when it's pretty busy and nicely lit up with lights. It's not a cheap place to shop, obviously, but it has good stores and a nice atmosphere in general. Worth your time.
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