"The Swiss Clock on the Swiss Embassy" Trafalgar Square Tip by easyoar

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  The Swiss Clock on the Swiss Embassy
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  • The Swiss Clock on the Swiss Embassy - London
      The Swiss Clock on the Swiss Embassy
    by easyoar
  • The Swiss Clock on the Swiss Embassy - London
      The Swiss Clock on the Swiss Embassy
    by easyoar
 

It is not uncommon to see tourists thronged around the clock on the Swiss Embassy in Leicester Square, especially around the hour when it SOMETIMES does a little display to mark the passing of time. This picture shows some of the design and the little women that will ring the bells.

Every couple of hours or so (their is a sign up out the front that details exactly which hours), the clock decides to send out the cows and the Alpine People and ring all the bells you can see in my picture. It normally draws in a reasonable crowd, but it is nothing exceptional.

Beware, because as I have said, this clock does not do a performance every hour, and it is pretty normal to see a small crowd waiting for a non-happening performance. I suppose it is easy to assume that the clock will do its thing every hour on the hour!

The clock is on the corner of Leicester Square that is near to Piccadilly Circus - it is a very short walk, so your best bet for getting there is to go to Piccadilly Circus Underground. To help locate it, look out for the big signpost out the front that has all the emblems on it of the Swiss Cantons.

Address: Piccadilly Circus, SW1
Directions: Piccadilly Circus tube and walk down to Leicester Square.
Phone: +44 20 7983 4750
Website: https://www.london.gov.uk/about-us/our-building-and-squares/trafalgar-square%20?source=vanityurl

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  • Updated Jul 2, 2006
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