will close on Feb 27th.

Please save any personal content and exchange contact info with other members you?d like to stay in touch with. Thank you for your contributions to the VirtualTourist community.

"Piccadilly Circus" Top 5 Page for this destination Piccadilly Tip by sue_stone

Piccadilly, London: 192 reviews and 298 photos

  famous signs
by sue_stone
  • famous signs - London
      famous signs
    by sue_stone
  • Picadilly Circus - London
      Picadilly Circus
    by sue_stone
  • early evening - London
      early evening
    by sue_stone
  • early evening - London
      early evening
    by sue_stone

Piccadilly Circus is one of those famous London landmarks that you always see pictures of.

It is at the junction of 5 busy roads and is lit by large electric advertisements at night.

The statue of Eros is at the heart of the junction. Eros was the pagan god of love, and the statue rises above a bronze fountain.

I just read that Piccadilly takes it name from a 17th century frilly collar called a 'piccadil'. Apparently a dressmaker grew very rich making them and then built a house near Piccadilly Circus.

Piccadilly Circus is always bustling and crowded - keep and eye on your valuables!

Address: Piccadilly Circus, SW1
Directions: Nearest Tube: Piccadilly Circus
Phone: +44 343 222 1234

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Apr 15, 2004
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse


sue_stone Used To Live Here!

Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 0 2 8

Have you been to London?

  Share Your Travels