Piccadilly Circus is London's equivalent of Times' Square, famous for its colourful neon adverts and the statue of Eros - it's the setting for many marriage proposals. It connects the theatre district on Shaftesbury Avenue with the traditional upper-class haunts of Regent Street and Piccadilly. Piccadilly itself isn't as glorious as it was in its pre-War heyday, but Fortnum & Mason and The Ritz Hotel are still premium destinations for opulent pampering. Regent Street is one of London's most elegant shopping streets, home to Liberty's - an absolute treasure trove. The West End starts here with two of London's most famous theatres on Piccadilly Circus (the Pavilion and the Criterion). Tickets for matinees can often be picked up on the day, but it's advised to book ahead for evening shows.
Getting to Piccadilly Circus
Piccadilly Circus has its own tube station, opposite the Criterion Theatre. On foot you can easily walk here from the heart of Soho, Leicester Square and from Oxford Circus to the north-west, or taking in window shopping along Regent Street. Many of the bus routes passing through the West End stop at Piccadilly Circus, including the "hop on, hop off" tour buses.
Accommodation near Piccadilly Circus
Staying near Piccadilly Circus is an excellent way to make the most of a holiday in London, as you are within walking distance of so many major attractions. Accommodation near Piccadilly Circus and the areas around is varied and suits the needs and budgets all holidaymakers. Look through our comprehensive list of holiday properties and you will see a wealth of lovely apartments in Piccadilly Circus itself and airy lofts in Soho, as well as quiet abodes overlooking St James Square, available on a self-catering basis. This is an economic option best suited to busy sightseeing holidays - you want to be out and about as much as possible! Staying here in the heart of the West End you're sure to have a fantastic introduction to this amazing city.