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Leicester Square Tube StationWith 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.

In the middle is a small garden area with plenty of benches. Here you'll find statues of Shakespeare and Charlie Chaplin. It's not a bad spot for a rest or to eat a packed lunch (although nearby St James' Park is far better).

The Underground station gives access to the Northern and Piccadilly tube lines.


 

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Corinthia Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
Whitehall Place, SW1A | 7 minutes from Leicester Square Tube Station
With 294 bedrooms, multi-level penthouse suites and terraces offering spectacular views of the River Thames, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall - the £300 million restoration of the ... More
 
 
 
The Montague on the Gardens
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
15 Montague Street, WC1B | 12 minutes from Leicester Square Tube Station
Overlooking the gardens of Montague Garden Square, this sedate hotel has a peaceful feel even though the British Museum is right next door and Covent Garden's ... More
 
 
 
Rosewood London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
252 High Holborn, WC1V | 12 minutes from Leicester Square Tube Station
Located in High Holborn, Rosewood London is the most luxurious hotel in the area and is nearby to the capital's main business district and a number ... More
 
 
 
 
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Liverpool Street Tube Station
London > Travel > Underground Stations
Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M | 2.1 miles from Leicester Square Tube Station
One of London's busiest commuter stations at the heart of financial London. Regular trains depart Liverpool Street for destinations in Essex and East Anglia. The Stansted ... More
 
 
 
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Whitechapel Station
London > Travel > Underground Stations
277 Whitechapel Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 3 miles from Leicester Square Tube Station
Whitechapel Tube station is located within Zone 2 on the District and Hammersmith & City lines. When Crossrail comes in 2018 the station will have a ... More
 
 
 
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Charing Cross Tube Station
London > Travel > Underground Stations
Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from Leicester Square Tube Station
Charing Cross Tube Station gives access to the Northern and Bakerloo Underground lines and the mainline terminal runs services to Kent and suburban destinations in south ... More
 
 
 
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Waterloo Railway Station
London > Travel > Railway Stations
Waterloo Station, South Bank, London SE1 | 17 minutes from Leicester Square Tube Station
For a station that covers nearly 25 acres in total, there's very little space during rush hour as throngs of people desperately try to glimpse the ... More
 
 
 
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Circular Hop-on Hop-off Trip - Crown River Cruises
London > Travel > Boats
Blackfriars Pier, The Old Pump House, Paul's Walk, City, London EC4V | 25 minutes from Leicester Square Tube Station
This fun circular trip by Crown River Cruises allows you to traverse the banks of the Thames over a stretch jam-packed with famous landmarks and fabulous ... More
 
 
 
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St Pancras International Station
London > Travel > Railway Stations
Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 26 minutes from Leicester Square Tube Station
St Pancras International is a triumph of nineteenth century station architecture and one of the wonders of London. You could even argue that it has a ... More
 
 
 
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The Mousetrap
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 17th May 2021 to 30th January 2022 - Various Times
Leicester Square Tube Station, West Street, WC2H | 2 minutes from Leicester Square Tube Station
Long-running adaptation of Agatha Christie's murder mystery replete with a legendary twist, in which nothing is quite what it seems as Detective Sergeant Trotter arrives at ...More
 
 
 
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The Ocean At The End Of The Lane
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 26th October 2021 to 12th February 2022 - Various Times
Leicester Square Tube Station, St Martins Lane, WC2N | 2 minutes from Leicester Square Tube Station
Alex returns to the old Sussex farmhouse of his youth and recalls a battle against dark, ancient forces with his best friend Lettie in Joel Horwood's ...More
 
 
 
Matilda The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 22nd June 2021 to 9th January 2022 - Various Times
Leicester Square Tube Station, Earlham Street, Seven Dials, WC2H | 3 minutes from Leicester Square Tube Station
The Royal Shakespeare Company presents Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin's multi-award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's much loved tale about an extremely clever girl, who uses ...More
 
 
 
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The Hippodrome
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Leicester Square Tube Station
Most Londoners have a feeling of nostalgia when they see The Hippodrome, a famous and historic Grade II listed building adjacent to Leicester Square. What was ... More
 
 
 
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Wyndham's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Leicester Square Tube Station
Wyndham's Theatre opened in Charing Cross Road on 16th November 1899 and was owned by Charles Wyndham. One of its biggest hits was Sandy Wilson's The ... More
 
 
 
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Vue West End
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
3 Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Leicester Square Tube Station
Vue's flagship West End cinema in Leicester Square, which first opened in October 1938, underwent a £6.6m refurbishment in 2017, upgrading its seating and sound systems ... More
 
 
 
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Leicester Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Leicester Square Tube Station
With 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 ... More
 
 
 
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The West End
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Leicester Square Tube Station
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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Horse and Dolphin Yard
London > Attractions >
Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Leicester Square Tube Station
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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Any Amount of Books
London > Shopping > Books
62 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Leicester Square Tube Station
A delightful second-hand bookshop with a wide choice that ranges from antiquarian first editions to the bargain basement. Rare books, first editions, modern literature, art and ... More
 
 
 
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Etsy House
London > Shopping > Art and Design
Great Newport Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Leicester Square Tube Station
Etsy House opens in Covent Garden for three days on the 5th December 2014 selling a curated selection of some of the best that Etsy, the ... More
 
 
 
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Tenderproduct
London > Shopping > Art and Design
6 Cecil Court, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Leicester Square Tube Station
Tenderproduct is the second tender venture by Etan Ilfeld, who previously founded the neighbouring Tenderpixel Gallery, an innovative space for emerging talent. Tenderproduct is a shop ... More
 
 
 
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Caffe Nero
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
32 Cranbourn Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Leicester Square Tube Station
Nero is probably the best of the Capital’s coffee shop chains. Offers a wide range of authentic Italian coffee in a pleasant relaxed environment. Snacks include ... More
 
 
 
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Gaby's
London > Restaurants > Middle Eastern restaurants
30 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 1 minute from Leicester Square Tube Station
A friendly, efficient deli-come-diner which serves a range of meals encompassing the cooking styles of the Middle East, Greece and Italy. The plastic menu photo-cards look ... More
 
 
 
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Abeno Too
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
17-18 Great Newport Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Leicester Square Tube Station
The waiters and chefs at Abeno Too are Japanese, always a good sign in a city where inexpensive Japanese food is usually cooked by Chinese and ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 4 minutes from Leicester Square Tube Station
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 8 minutes from Leicester Square Tube Station
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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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 10 minutes from Leicester Square Tube Station
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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AWAY Spa W London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
10 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Leicester Square Tube Station
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
 
 
 
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Thai Square Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Leicester Square Tube Station
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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The Sanctuary
London > Leisure > Fitness
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes from Leicester Square Tube Station
This day spa exclusively for women is a total pampering experience from the minute you step through the door. Located in bustling Covent Garden you'll soon ... More
 
 
 
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The Salisbury
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Leicester Square Tube Station
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 
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Mr Fogg's Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
58 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 2 minutes from Leicester Square Tube Station
Themed around explorer Phileas Fogg, this traditional Victorian tavern in the heart of Covent Garden's ... More
 
 
 
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Lamb & Flag
London > Nightlife > Pubs
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Leicester Square Tube Station
One of the oldest pubs in London, the Lamb & Flag was once known as the Bucket of Blood, thanks to the bare-knuckle fights held here. ... More
 
 
 
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Cork & Bottle
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
44 Cranbourn Street, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Leicester Square Tube Station
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
 
 
 
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The London Cocktail Club
London > Nightlife > Bars
6-7 Great Newport Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Leicester Square Tube Station
The London Cocktail Club is a members bar but - luckily for us - it's not a very exclusive one; it's free ... More
 
 
 
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The Lost Alhambra
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
28a Leicester Square, WC2H | 1 minute from Leicester Square Tube Station
From the team behind Tonight Josephine and Blame Gloria, The Lost Alhambra in Leicester Square has been revived ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Leicester Square Tube Station
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
 
 
 
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St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Leicester Square Tube Station
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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68 Dean Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from Leicester Square Tube Station
This stylish private house in Soho is suitable for photo shoots, meetings, press events, filming and for a limited range of social events such as dinners ... More
 
 
 
 

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Life Of Pi
Theatre | Until 27th February 2022 

Wyndham's Theatre WC2H 0DA WC2H 0AP - 0 minute walk from Leicester Square Tube Station

Max Webster directs the West End transfer of Lolita Chakrabarti's stage adaptation of the novel by Yann Martel about a ...More

Mary Poppins
Theatre | Until 13th February 2022 

Prince Edward Theatre 4 minutes walk from Leicester Square Tube Station

Step in time with Zizi Strallen as Mary Poppins and Charlie Stemp as chimney sweep Bert in Richard Eyre's revival ...More

Fourth Plinth: Heather Phillipson THE END
Fourth Plinth: Heather Phillipson THE END
Exhibitions | Until 26th March 2022 

Trafalgar Square 5 minutes walk from Leicester Square Tube Station

London born artist Heather Philipson puts an ice cream with a cherry on top on The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar ...More

 
Jersey Boys
Theatre | Until 2nd January 2022 

Trafalgar Studios 7 minutes walk from Leicester Square Tube Station

A return to the West End for the award-winning jukebox musical charting the rise and eventual break-up of 1960s rock'n'roll ...More

Frozen: The Musical
Theatre | Until 3rd April 2022 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 7 minutes walk from Leicester Square Tube Station

Michael Grandage directs a magical stage musical based on the Disney animated film, which charts the journey of two sisters ...More

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella
Theatre | Until 13th February 2022 

Gillian Lynne Theatre 7 minutes walk from Leicester Square Tube Station

The fairy tale heroine shall go the royal ball when Laurence Connor directs a musical comedy with a book by ...More

 
 
 
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