Leicester Square

 
 
ADDRESS
Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H 7BP
 
 

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Leicester SquareWith Trafalgar Square to the south, Piccadilly Circus to the west, China Town to the north and Covent Garden to the east, Leicester Square is right in the thick of The West End. It is the beating heart of British cinema, with all the major European premieres happening there - you'll often see crowds of fans, expectantly awaiting the arrival of the stars outside one of the state-of-the-art cinemas which line the square. Bronze casts of actors' hand imprints also remind you of the film star glamour associated with Leicester Square - Tom Cruise, Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone and Sir Ian McKellen are just some of the A-listers who've contributed. In the middle of the square is a small garden area with plenty of benches which are overlooked by statues of Shakespeare, Hogarth, Charlie Chaplin and 'the founder of scientific surgery', John Hunter, whose collection of 10,500 anatomical specimens were kept in his house on the square. Our own LondonTown.com London Information Centre is located next to the John Hunter gate. It's not a bad spot for a rest or to eat a packed lunch - although if you have time, nearby St James's Park is far better.

 

Leicester Square events

 
2015 Buddha's Birthday Celebrations & Temple Open Day2015 Buddha's Birthday Celebrations & Temple Open DayThis annual Buddha's Birthday Celebrations is a free event where people from any religion can come together for a fun day out, offering a diverse range of activities, performances, ceremonies for everyone to receive blessings of peace and wisdom.2015-05-09T12:30:00+01002015-05-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Leicester Square,   Leicester Square      WC2H 7BP
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2015 Buddha's Birthday Celebrations & Temple Open Day
 

Leicester Square images

Leicester Square  Chaplin Statue  

   
Leicester Square - Chaplin Statue

Leicester Square Chaplin Statue 

LondonTown.com - Leicester Square Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Leicester Square Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Piccadilly Circus Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
City Thameslink Station
 
22 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
China Town Masterpark
 
2 minutes walk
 
Leicester Square Masterpark
 
2 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring Leicester Square on LondonTown.com

 
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Dining Deals

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April in London 2012

Jon Richardson: Funny Magnet Leicester Square Theatre, WC2H 7BX 16th April 2012 - 22nd April 2012 He may not be a household name - yet - but stand-up...

 
 
July in London 2012

Pride London 2012 Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DS 7th July 2012 For the past few years London's Pride Parade has been growing in scale and ambition, and now it's...

 
 
August in London 2012

Film4 FrightFest Empire Leicester Square, WC2H 7NA 23rd August 2012 - 28th August 2012 The Empire Cinema will once again host the Film4 FrightFest this August. The home...

 
 
London's Best Events 2014

With an exciting calendar of events, London 2014 is shaping up to be another special year. Find out the best of what's happening throughout the capital this year with our thorough guide to 2014's finest entertainment.

 
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    Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £115  26% off
    Leicester Square, WC2H | 1 minute from Leicester Square
    Overlooking Leicester Square - the setting for London's regular film premieres - the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire has glamorous, exclusive décor to match its high-profile setting: ... More
     
     
     
    Every Hotel Piccadilly
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £103  33% off
    Coventry Street, W1D | 2 minutes from Leicester Square
    Located right next to Leicester Square, in the heart of London's West End, the Every Hotel Piccadilly is the perfect hotel for those wanting to enjoy ... More
     
     
     
    Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £93  33% off
    Whitcomb Street, WC2H | 2 minutes from Leicester Square
    Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar is a recently refurbished 4 star hotel located right in the heart of London's famous West End. Leicester Square, Piccadilly ... More
     
     
     
     
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    The West End
    London > Attractions > Other Attractions
    Soho, London WC2H | Same location as Leicester Square
    Taking in Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street, Soho, Theatreland, Chinatown, Covent Garden and Leicester Square, The West End really does have it ... More
     
     
     
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    Soho
    London > Attractions > Other Attractions
    Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Leicester Square
    Soho, the set of streets and alleyways between Oxford Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, Charing Cross Road and Regent Street is one of the most cosmopolitan parts of ... More
     
     
     
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    Trafalgar Square
    London > Attractions > Other Attractions
    Central London, Westminster, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Leicester Square
    Lord Nelson, Britain's greatest military hero, and the mighty lions that surround him, pay testament to the position of Trafalgar Square at the heart of the ... More
     
     
     
    THE BEST

    Sights and Attractions near Leicester Square

    The best museums, galleries, attractions near Leicester Square
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    Horse and Dolphin Yard
    London > Attractions >
    W1D | 2 minutes from Leicester Square
    Walking from Gerrard Street to Shaftesbury Avenue in the Chinatown area of Soho you'll come across the pedestrianised Horse & Dolphin Yard which gets its name ... More
     
     
     
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    National Portrait Gallery
    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    St Martin's Place, WC2H | 3 minutes from Leicester Square
    The National Portrait Gallery houses portraits of significant figures from the late 15th century to the present day. This isn't the place to come for serious ... More
     
     
     
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Piccadilly Circus
    London > Attractions > Sights
    Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1J | 3 minutes from Leicester Square
    Right in the middle of the West End, Piccadilly Circus isn't a circus at all, but an enormous road junction where Piccadilly itself Regent Street, Shaftesbury ... More
     
     
     
    THE BEST

    Events near Leicester Square

    Near Leicester Square
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    The Winter's Tale
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 17th October 2015 to 16th January 2016
    Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 2 minutes from Leicester Square
    Two years in the making, actor and director Kenneth Branagh presents a five-play, year-long season at the Garrick Theatre in 2015. Launching the season, this reimagined ...More
     
     
     
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    Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 17th December 2014 to 23rd May 2015
    Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 8 minutes from Leicester Square
    Olivier-Award winner Tamsin Greig (Episodes, Green Wing, Jumpy, God of Carnage), who made her name as Debbie Aldridge in Radio 4's The Archers, makes her musical ...More
     
     
     
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    War Horse
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th March 2009 to 13th February 2016
    New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 9 minutes from Leicester Square
    This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New London Theatre after two critically acclaimed ...More
     
     
     
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    Entertainment near Leicester Square

    Near Leicester Square
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Prince Charles Cinema
    London > Entertainment > Cinemas
    7 Leicester Place, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Leicester Square
    Having achieved almost cult status, this reasonably-priced, independent cinema in the heart of Leicester Square is not quite the true hidden gem it once was. ... More
     
     
     
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    The 99 Club
    London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
    Storm Nightclub, 28a Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Leicester Square
    Playing across multiple venues across London seven days a week and 52 weeks a year - do they really put on shows on Christmas Day? - ... More
     
     
     
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Vue West End
    London > Entertainment > Cinemas
    3 Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Leicester Square
    Vue West End is located on the north east side of London's Leicester Square. The nine screen cinema shows all the latest releases and has played ... More
     
     
     
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    Shopping near Leicester Square

    The best shops and markets near Leicester Square
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Ben & Jerry's
    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    The Empire, 5-6 Leicester Square, WC2H | 1 minute from Leicester Square
    Fosil Fuel, Phish Food and Baked Alaska, no, not a tour of the Natural History Museum but the names that Ben & Jerry have come up ... More
     
     
     
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    SeeWoo
    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    18-20 Lisle Street, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Leicester Square
    SeeWoo's flagship store is located on Lisle Street in the heart of London's bustling Chinatown. Starting as a small grocery in 1975 serving local needs, SeeWoo ... More
     
     
     
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    Loon Fung Supermarket
    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    42-44 Gerrard Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Leicester Square
    In the heart of China Town, this shop offers everything you ever needed to cook authentic Chinese food. The look and the smell is authentic, and ... More
     
     
     
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    Restaurants near Leicester Square

    What are the best dining options near Leicester Square London?
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    FuLuShou
    London > Restaurants > Pan-Asian restaurants
    5 - 6 Leicester Square, The Casino at The Empire, WC2H | 1 minute from Leicester Square
    Pan-Asian Cuisine... More
     
     
     
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    Joy King Lau
    London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
    3 Leicester Street, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Leicester Square
    Chinatown’s best dim sum restaurant, (although outdone by the Royal China in Bayswater) this large, well run establishment is an excellent choice for more adventurous diners. ... More
     
     
     
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    Mr Kong
    London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
    21 Lisle Street, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Leicester Square
    This busy, lively restaurant covers three floors; try to eat upstairs if seats are available. The friendly staff will try and make you feel at home ... More
     
     
     
    THE BEST

    Education near Leicester Square

    Near Leicester Square
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    English [Out There!]
    London > Education > English Language Courses
    10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 9 minutes from Leicester Square
    English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
     
     
     
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    Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    1 Sheffield Street, WC2A | 12 minutes from Leicester Square
    The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
     
     
     
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    Cookery School
    London > Education > Cookery Courses
    15B Little Portland Street, W1W | 13 minutes from Leicester Square
    Awarded The Best City Cookery School 2013, the Cookery School at Little Portland Street has been teaching people to make simple, honest food for more than ... More
     
     
     
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    Leisure near Leicester Square

    Leicester Square gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    AWAY Spa W London
    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    10 Wardour Street, W1D | 1 minute from Leicester Square
    On the 6th floor of the W London the AWAY Spa certainly takes you away from the manic pace of life in Leicester Square ... More
     
     
     
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Thai Square Spa
    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes from Leicester Square
    Let the Thai Square Spa transport you to the shores of Asia with their traditional Thai spa treatment rooms, smack bang in the centre of Covent ... More
     
     
     
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    Phoenix Garden
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes from Leicester Square
    In the shadow of both Centrepoint and St Giles-in-the-Fields Church, hidden from most tourists and residents alike, lies this beautiful West End garden. Originally a car ... More
     
     
     
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    Pubs near Leicester Square

    The best pubs near London Leicester Square.
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Waxy's Little Sister
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    20 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Leicester Square
    If you're not up for the hectic atmosphere of Waxy O'Connors it might be worth slipping across the street to her infinitely more tranquil Little Sister. ... More
     
     
     
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Waxy O'Connor's
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    14-16 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Leicester Square
    Located where it is, Waxy's is fairly predictable. It's busy, it's Irish and it's got a fair smattering of tourists, but it also has that certain ... More
     
     
     
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    The Salisbury
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Leicester Square
    Gastropub ... More
     
     
     
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    Nightlife near Leicester Square

    Leicester Square clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Cork & Bottle
    London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
    44 Cranbourn Street, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Leicester Square
    Located in the heart of the West End you’d expect it to be packed with the usual crowds but hidden in a basement below a sex ... More
     
     
     
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Wyld Bar
    London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
    10 Wardour Street, Leicester Square, W1D | 1 minute from Leicester Square
    In typical W Hotel style, the Wyld Bar on the first floor of the Leicester Square hotel is very cool. Drop in for after work drinks ... More
     
     
     
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Opium Cocktail & Dim Sum Parlour
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    The Jade Door, 15-16 Gerrard Street, W1D | 2 minutes from Leicester Square
    Hidden behind an unassuming jade door in Chinatown an intoxicating world of hedonism awaits. The Opium Cocktail & Dim Sum Parlour is a maze of nine ... More
     
     
     
    THE BEST

    Meeting venue hire near Leicester Square

    Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Leicester Square.
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Odeon, Leicester Square
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    24-26 Leicester Square, WC2H | 1 minute from Leicester Square
    One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More
     
     
     
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Haymarket Hotel
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from Leicester Square
    A hip designer hotel by Tim and Kit Kemp in a grand building on the prestigious Haymarket, the broad boulevard street making for an impressive entrance. ... More
     
     
     
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    St Martins Lane Hotel
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Leicester Square
    To enter the stunning St Martins Lane Hotel in the heart of London's Theatreland you pass through the tallest revolving door in London, a luminescent yellow-glass ... More
     
     
     
     

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    Frankie Boyle: Work In Progress
    Comedy | Until 9th May 2015 

    Leicester Square Theatre WC2H 7BX WC2H 7BP - 0 minute walk from Leicester Square

    The controversial Scottish stand-up tries out new material....More

    Burnt Oak
    Theatre | Until 17th May 2015 

    Leicester Square Theatre WC2H 7BX WC2H 7BP - 0 minute walk from Leicester Square

    Laurence Lynch's play looking at human relationships. Directed by Nathan Osgood....More

    Ruby Tuesdays
    Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 28th July 2015 

    Ku Bar 1 minute walk from Leicester Square

    DJ Sandra spins pop, chart and dance....More

    Jack Pack
    Concerts | Until 5th May 2015 

    The Hippodrome 1 minute walk from Leicester Square

    The Britain's Got Talent Finalists perform with a modern big band sound....More

    Things That Tumble Twice
    Exhibitions | Until 6th May 2015 

    Tenderpixel Gallery 2 minutes walk from Leicester Square

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    The Cutting Edge
    Comedy | On 5th May 2015 

    Comedy Store 2 minutes walk from Leicester Square

    Six stand-ups take to the stage to perform topical material....More

    The Commitments
    The Commitments
    Theatre | Until 13th September 2015 

    Palace Theatre 3 minutes walk from Leicester Square

    Roddy Doyle's bestselling novel 'The Commitments', best known as a hit film in the 1990s, comes to the London stage ...More

     
    Cranach: Cupid Complaining To Venus: Talk
    Exhibitions | Until 19th May 2015 

    National Gallery 3 minutes walk from Leicester Square

    A short informative talk....More

    Sansovino Frames': Talk And Tour
    Exhibitions | On 5th May 2015 

    National Gallery 3 minutes walk from Leicester Square

    Learn about items on display....More

    Bombshell
    Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 28th July 2015 

    The Shadow Lounge 3 minutes walk from Leicester Square

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