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Leicester Square

Swiss Court, London WC2H 7 United Kingdom
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  • 77%
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  • 68%
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  • 67%
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  • 67%
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  • 66%
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  • Leicester SquarePro 2014
    Mel S Wong
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    5 Jun 30, 2014

    Lively area during the day, even more lively after dark, Leicester Square is the entertainment hub in London with multiplexes/cinemas, numerous theaters, cafes, restaurants, night clubs and lounges.

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  • Leicester SquareAmbassadorPro 2014
    Kat Sun
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    5 Nov 17, 2013

    Leicester Square is a great place to go with friends, also the place where they have all the discount musical tickets! Definitely pop by to see if you can get some cheap last-minute tickets -- I managed to get a few tickets at really great prices: Avenue Q, Phantom of the Opera, and Lion King! It's also a great place to just walk around, shop, and eat. They also do movie premieres here!

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  • Leicester SquareCommunity ManagerAmbassadorPro 2014
    Audrey Lo "@GogobotAudrey"
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    5 Oct 17, 2013

    Such a vibrant area!

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    KJB
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    5 Aug 26, 2013
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    Audra Leigh "SDCheers.com"
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    5 Nov 23, 2013
    Recommended for:BackpackersBudget TravelersHistory BuffsLocal Culture
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    Amanda Foley
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    4 Jan 20, 2013

    In and around Leicester Square is a chaotic mix of casinos, theatres,cinemas and a bunch of touristy chain restaurants and shops. Both Piccadilly Circus and Chinatown border the area.

    Most of London's red carpet film premieres take place here so it's a good spot to go celebrity spotting!

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  • Leicester SquarePro 2014
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    3 Aug 16, 2013

    Not much to see at the moment because the entire thing is under construction. The new layout is due to be unveiled in the spring of 2012. It appears that they are creating a set up to make the part easier to convert for red carpet events.

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  • Leicester SquarePro 2014
    Steve Hunter
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    3 Jul 15, 2013

    Leicester Square is pretty much London's Times Square thought its not nearly as loud or garish. Plenty of shopping in the area...if you don't mind the exchange rate, shows, restaurants and more bars then pubs here

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  • Leicester Square
    Celeny Da Silva
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    3 Sep 08, 2011
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  • Leicester SquarePro 2014
    Ryan Windsor (Reserve123)
    5 Jul 02, 2014

    This is more or less the heart of the tourist activity in London. I used to come here as a teenager on the weekends. There is something for everybody. Restaurants, bars, street performers, and entertainment.

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  • Leicester SquarePro 2014
    Stuart Scott
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    2 Jan 14, 2014

    Very much a tourist trap. Avoid eating around here if possible as there are cheaper places a little further away.

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  • Leicester SquarePro 2014
    Frances Nguyen
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    3 Oct 21, 2013

    Leicester Square is located in central London and is a popular tourist area. Chinatown is within walking distance of the metro stop and there are plenty of bustling restaurants nearby.

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    Molly Freedenberg
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    4 Jun 04, 2014

    Centrally located, easy to access by tube, and always teeming with life, Leicester Square is a fantastic spot for people-watching, meeting out-of-town friends, and, of course, for buying cheap tickets to shows. I love taking my time reading all the listings, watching people in line debate whether they'd rather see "Chicago" for 10 pounds or "Avenue Q" for 20, and then following any alleyway away towards a row of big theater lights.

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  • Leicester Square
    Barry B
    5 Aug 18, 2013

    The place to go where they roll out the carpet for first night shows & where you go to get half price tickets for top shows.

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  • Leicester SquarePro 2014
    Laurel W
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    3 Jun 20, 2013

    On a sunny afternoon, no better people watching can be found than sitting in Leicester Square. Situated in West End in the heart of the theatre and cinema district, there's bars and restaurants, shops of all variety and booths selling half priced theatre tickets. Cars aren't allowed so the square is a sea of pedestrians of every age and shape.

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  • Leicester Square
    Toufic Tawily
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    4 Jun 19, 2013

    crowded and alive. you'll find all the cinemas there, lots of cafes. a minute walk from soho, on the way trafalgar.

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  • Leicester SquarePro 2014
    Joseph Coureur
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    4 May 12, 2013

    Leicester Square is a pedestrian area that's plenty busy during the night. There are lots of restaurants and things to see. Several theatres are in the area, so its great for pre- or post-show activities.

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  • Leicester Square
    Vitor Alexander
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    5 May 02, 2013

    Great place for those like to find good restaurants and theaters in the heart of this important and cultural city.

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    Francesca Roncarati
    3 Apr 03, 2013

    Comprate qui i biglietti per gli spettacoli teatrali del west end: sono in vendita a prezzi scontati poco prima dell'inizio degli spettacoli.

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  • Leicester Square
    Heather Fisher
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    3 Apr 01, 2013

    Leicester Square is such a unique part of the city that I always enjoy passing through. It's a pedestrian area home to London's theatre district with plenty of ticket booths, restaurants and theatres scattered around. Be spontaneous, stop by a ticket booth and ask for the cheapest ticket in town. Each theatrical show is worth it!

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4.0 out of 5
66 members' reviews
24,306 people visited Leicester Square

Description

Located in London's West End, Leicester Square is a bustling pedestrian square and the center of London's cinema district. The middle of the square features a small park, home to a 19th century statue of William Shakespeare as well as a number of other historical busts. Much like Hollywood's Chinese Theatre, the names and hand prints of film stars surround the square on prominent plaques. At ... read more
night, people of all ages congregate in this neighborhood where restaurants, clubs, shops and, of course, movie theaters are just a short walk away.

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