"This is Tourist Central" Sightseeing Tip by pedersdottir

Sightseeing, London: 413 reviews and 436 photos

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by pedersdottir

Favorite thing: Leicester Square. Not as difficult as it looks. Just say 'Lester Squah' and you'll be directed to this charming spot where public laundry used to be hung out to dry.

Busts of Hogarth and Reynolds are a clue that this area was a haven for artists. The Charlie Chaplin statue and bright red cinema remind you that movies play a huge role in the local economy. And the low-roofed TKTS booth tells you this is the official source for 1/2 price seats in London theatres.

Let's all give a nice round of applause to Albert Grant, Esq. MP, whose foresight and financial backing ensured that lovely Leicester Square forever will be maintained for the 'free use and enjoyment of the public.'

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 15, 2004
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