We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Piccadilly Circus

#103 of 1,558 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
Address: London W1J 9HS, England
Phone Number:
+44 20 7434 3111
Description:

Located at the junction of five busy streets, this famous London landmark...

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$62.48*
and up
London Vintage Bus Tour with Afternoon Tea
More Info
US$51.00*
and up
Private Tour: Big Ben to Covent Garden Tour in London
More Info
US$127.50*
and up
London Photography Tour at Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 4,174 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 599
    Excellent
  • 628
    Very good
  • 328
    Average
  • 75
    Poor
  • 42
    Terrible
Fun shopping

If you love shopping this is a must place to visit when you go to London. January is an awesome time to shop for all the markdowns and sale. You have to shop early in the day as... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Cabulihan
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

4,174 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,672: English reviews
Princeton, New Jersey
Level Contributor
79 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoyed walking throughout this area- the London version of Times Square in a way- bright lights, much to see and enjoy! We were here near the end of November so the holiday angels lighting the streets were beautiful !!

Helpful?
Thank Michael S
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Level Contributor
33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you like relaxed atmosphere, street performers, music, easy going people, then you must visit this part of London. Walk into direction of Leicester square and you'll see a choice of theatres, restaurants, pubs... Take your time at pedestrian area and you'll experience London's best street performers. Shall you reward them with a pound or two, they'll perform just for... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rado P
Level Contributor
89 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First of all, when we were at the Piccadilly Circus the lights were beeing maintained. So we couldn't see them live. Ofcourse we knew them from pictures, movies etc. It's a famous place. But I'm really not that sure why. I personally like more to visit old buildings or nice nature during trips. But this is only a lot of... More 

Helpful?
Thank Tobias S
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well located, however its interest does not reach the reputation this place has. For me it is not a must, but you will probably go there as it is London's heart.

Helpful?
Thank Noémie P
McKinney, Texas
Level Contributor
252 reviews
174 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

shopping until you drop. restaurant of your choice. very busy, tons of people. went there during christmas and it's even busier and more exciting. went there a few times and enjoyed it more. place was also decorated that made it more holiday spirit.

Helpful?
Thank wakisobol
Level Contributor
76 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love shopping this is a must place to visit when you go to London. January is an awesome time to shop for all the markdowns and sale. You have to shop early in the day as it gets so crowded.

Helpful?
Thank Cabulihan
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
115 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Piccadilly Circus is a glamorous and busy traffic junction in London. Famous London streets merge at the Piccadilly circle. the heart of the West End. At night the place became magical and glowing for the large illuminated billboards. Since 1954 Coca - cola has their sign over here. This place is worth a visit as there are plenty of shops... More 

Helpful?
Thank rubaiyat s
Muscat, Oman
Level Contributor
27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited late evening, was heavily crowded with tourists and brightly lit up with neon’s. Good place for food as this area is filled with restaurants and many by roads too, good for long exploring walks.

Helpful?
Thank Conrad P
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
53 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent place to walk, meet friends, go alone ... any way .. will be very good ... lots of people on the streets all day until night ....

Helpful?
Thank Francisco C
london
Level Contributor
157 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The circus has to be seen at night to appreciate the fantastic neon signs. But even during the day thus bustling part of London is well worth the visit. It's central for Leicester Square Chinatown regents st and Piccadilly. It's a 24 hr location

Helpful?
Thank geeo

Travellers who viewed Piccadilly Circus also viewed

 

Been to Piccadilly Circus? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Piccadilly Circus and other visitors
7 questions
Ask a question
over a year ago
Michigan
10 days ago
over a year ago
Adelaide, Australia
over a year ago

See all questions (7)

Questions? Get answers from Piccadilly Circus staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Soho

Neighbourhood Profile
Soho
The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene – and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighbourhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
Explore this neighbourhood