Leicester Square

Leicester Square
Leicester Square map location

Leicester Square address

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Leicester Square is located at:
London WC2

How to get to Leicester Square

When visiting Leicester Square you can use the following:
Parking:
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Minicabs:
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Buses:
14, 19, 24, 29, 38, 176
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Trains:
Charing Cross BKL NRN, Covent Garden PCL, Leicester Square NRN PCL, Piccadilly Circus BKL PCL, Tottenham Court Road CNT NRN
If you want to visit Leicester Square by train then the nearest train station to Leicester Square is Leicester Square
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Leicester Square cinemasCinemas in Leicester Square

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Leicester Square is named after the Earl of Leicester’s 17th-century mansion, Leicester House, which was originally situated on the northern edge of the plot.

Clubs and cinemas in Leicester Square

Leicester Square is one of London’s main entertainment venues. If you visit in the evening, then the place will be buzzing with people in the pubs and clubs and three huge cinemas.

If you visit on a film première night, then you may even see a few movie stars walking down the red carpet.

Although the place is usually fit to burst with tourists at night, a visit to the square in the sunshine hours can be a very pleasant affair – this is where Londoners come to eat their lunch and relax in the shady trees of Leicester Square garden.

You can also see some statues to the great and good: William Shakespeare has a fountain in the centre, and Charlie Chaplin and Isaac Newton have busts around the sides.

 

If you like Leicester Square, then you might also like…

> Chinatown London’s Chinatown is filled with Mandarin street signs, Chinese restaurants and Oriental food shops.
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> Trafalgar Square Trafalgar Square has Nelson’s Column, Admiralty Arch, and the world famous National Gallery.
> Covent Garden Covent Garden was London’s fruit and veg market, and is now a popular entertainment district.
 

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