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 Avenue and Haymarket all intersect. Formerly famed for its huge neon advertising hoardings, the twinkling lights are now confined to the building in the northwest corner. On the south side of the circus you'll find the Statue of Eros atop the Shaftesbury memorial fountain - this angel is a London icon. Nearby stand some of London's best theatres. Behind the Eros statue you'll find the entrance to the Criterion Theatre, a 600-seater built entirely underground. Just up Shaftesbury Avenue are the Piccadilly Theatre, Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue, Apollo Piccadilly, Palace Theatre and Queen's Theatre amongst others. On the west side at No. 1 Piccadilly is a giant music megastore, whilst sports enthusiasts can pick up some bargains at Lillywhite's. Leicester Square and St James's Park are just a short walk. Piccadilly Circus Tube Station gives access to the Piccadilly and Bakerloo tube lines.
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Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London SW1Y | 6 minutes from Piccadilly Circus
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Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 5 minutes from Piccadilly Circus
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Adelphi Theatre, 18-20 Maiden Lane, The Strand, WC2R | 9 minutes from Piccadilly Circus
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New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 12 minutes from Piccadilly Circus
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218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1V | 1 minute from Piccadilly Circus
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London > Shopping > Opticians
2 Denman Place, Ham Yard Village, W1D | 1 minute from Piccadilly Circus
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224 Piccadilly, Soho, London W1J | 1 minute from Piccadilly Circus
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20-24 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Piccadilly Circus
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Unit 4, Piccadilly Circus Underground Station, W1J | 1 minute from Piccadilly Circus
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10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 11 minutes from Piccadilly Circus
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