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Piccadilly

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  • W1j
  • Piccadilly Circus
  • Charing Cross
  • 3, 12, 88, 159, 453
  • 8,8 miles
  • 14,5 miles
  • 26,7 miles
  • 31,1 miles
  • 35,5 miles
  • The location is wonderfull, close to everything, and the apartment was perfect as advertised. Can't say enough good things about the location. The tube is across the street, China town is around the corner and every major site is within a few minutes walk or tube ride from the flat. Excellent rental.

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    Allen
  • The location is very convenient! Just steps from Leicester Square underground and 5 minute walk to Covent Garden, Picadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Chinatown, and Soho. Restaurants, Bars, Pubs, and Theatres at our doorstep. The apartemtn was great, clean and the common area had plenty of room for our group of 5. To recommend! Overall this is an mazing flat!

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    Jeffrey
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About Piccadilly Circus

Iconic, teeming and energetic, it has become a symbol for the entire city. Deigned by John Nash in 1820, to connect Regent Street with Piccadilly, takes its name from the picadils or pickadils, stiff collars with scalloped edges and a broad lace or perforated border, that were in fashion in the 16th century. Today the square is surrounded by the famous neon billboards, that first appared here in 1910.

In the centre of the circus is a fountain topped with a golden statue known as Eros. It was erected in 1892 to commemorate Lord Shaftesbury, a Victorian politician who campaigned for better conditions in factories and coal mines and child welfare. The statue was originally made of gold, then replaced by an allumine one. Despite its name, represents actually Eros' twin, Antheros, as the embodiness of selfless love. The area teems with people at all hours of the day and night and is surrounded by several major tourist attractions, including the Shaftesbury Memorial, the Criterion Theatre and the London Pavilion.

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London Pavillion

This large freestanding building opened as a music hall in 1885. The first entertainment room bearing the name room was built in 1859, attached to the Black Horse Inn in Tichborne Street. The new London Pavillion opened on 30 November 1885 and was the first building completed in the new Shaftesbury Avenue. It was remodelled in 1900 and again in 1918. It ceased to be a variety house in 1934 and was converted to a cinema, although it continued to be licensed for stage plays and music.

In 1986 the Pavilion closed its doors forever as a theatre. The interior of the building was gutted and converted into a shopping arcade, preserving only the 1885 front and the outer walls and roof. In 2000 the building became part of the Trocadero Centre and now houses Ripley's Believe It or Not!, a very popular turistic attraction.

St James's Piccadilly

Also known as St James's Church, this charming anglican church was designed and built by Sir Christopher Wren, architect of St Paul’s Cathedral, and consacrated in 1684. It is built of red brick with Portland stone dressings, the interior has galleries on three sides supported by square pillars, and the nave has a barrel vault supported by Corinthian columns. The church was severely damaged durind the II World War and then restorated by Sir Albert Richardson.

Today it hostes the lovely Piccadilly Market, dedicated to selling an eclectic and unique range of food, arts, crafts, antiques, collectables goods. It is held in the church's courtyard from Monday, to Saturday offering a relaxing and peaceful atmphere right in the heart of chaotic Piccadilly.

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The Mall

Half a mile south from Piccadilly, is The Mall. This tree-lined royal road leads from Buckingham Palace, through Admiralty Arch, down to Trafalgar Square. It is bordered by St James’ Park in the south and Green Park and St.James’ Palace in the north and became a ceremonial route in the early twentieth century. The Mall was not designed with its current purpose. Charles II created this area to be a field for playing pall-mall, a game imported from France that involved hitting a ball with a mallet, that gave the road its name.

At the Mall’s eastern end you’ll find Horse Guards Parade, where the world famous "Trooping the Colour" ceremony is held. Nowadays the route is mainly used for ceremonial and sporting events, including the London marathon, royal weddings, jubilee celebrations, parades and state visits.

Restaurants near Piccadilly Circus

 
Criterion Restaurant
224, Piccadilly W1J 9HP - London Tel. : 020 79 30 04 88
Bistro Restaurant
22-32, Shaftesbury Avenue W1D 7EJ - London Tel. : 020 62 77 58 45
Japan Centre
19, Shaftesbury Avenue W1D 7EJ - London Tel. : 020 34 05 12 46
The Palomar
34, Rupert Street W1D 6DN - London Tel. : 020 74 39 87 77
 
Ten Room at Hotel Cafe Royal
68, Regent Street W1B 4DY - London Tel. : 020 74 06 333
San Carlo Cicchetti
215, Piccadilly W1J 9HL - London Tel. : 020 74 94 94 35
Juice & Public
9, Wardour Street W1D 6PB - London tel. : 020 77 34 95 41
The Queens Head
15, Denman Street W1D 7HN - London Tel. : 020 74 37 15 40

Popular Clubs & Pubs near Piccadilly Circus

 
The Piccadilly Institute
1, Piccadilly Circus W1V 9LA - London Tel. : 020 72 87 80 08
Werewolf
215-217, Piccadilly W1J 9HN - London Tel. : 020 77 29 77 78
Captains Cabin
4-7, Norris Street SW1Y 4RJ- London Tel. : 020 79 30 47 67
Rainforest Cafe
20-24, Shaftesbury Avenue W1D 7EJ - London Tel. : 020 70 39 01 90
 
The Pigalle Club
215-217 Piccadilly W1J 9HL - London Tel. : 020 98 84 54 70
Jewel
4, Glasshouse Street W1B 5DQ - London Tel. : 020 74 39 40 89
Bar Blanca
6, Glasshouse Street W1B 5DQ - London Tel. : 020 74 39 40 89
The Comedy Pub
7, Oxendon Street SW1Y 4EE - London Tel. : 020 78 39 72 61

OUR APARTMENTS IN Piccadilly

Leicester
Piccadilly

2 reviews

Modern and confortable two bedroom, providing the best location in Central london, right next to the vibrant and bustling Leicester Square. Features spacious living area with fully fitted kitchen and two bathroom.

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