A locals' guide to Piccadilly Circus
"The National Gallery showcases the world's most regarded artists in the heart of London."Alex Fleet
"The Mall is an iconic landmark framing views of the country's most well known building, Buckingham Palace."James Blackler
"Walking along Piccadilly, I love taking in the sites that central London has to offer."Christopher Sellwood
Where do Piccadilly Circus locals go?
St James's Square
Beautifully maintained, this garden square is a real retreat from the hustle and bustle of central London - it's amazing how quiet it is!
Submitted by Edvin
Without a shadow of a doubt, the best breakfast in London. A celeb hangout, you may be sat alongside Bernie and Tamara Ecclestone, Bill Nighy and Kylie Minogue.
Submitted by Annabelle
Hands down the tastiest 'cheap' steak in London. There's only one steak on the menu and it's priced at an amazing £10...the sides are great too and also very good value for money.
Submitted by Daisy
The best dim sum in London and superb strawberry puree lemonade! The set menu is fantastic too and a real bargain...
Submitted by Jordan
Just off Carnaby Street, this shop is like a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for grown up's! All of the chocolates are hand made by the team and don't just look good, they taste amazing too...
Submitted by Hollie
Bó Drake has a relaxed, Soho vibe serving a fantastic selection of small plates and sharing dishes of modern Asian cuisine. The impressive cocktails alone are a reason to go. Look out for their seasonally themed drinks available during Bó Drake Late every Friday and Saturday night too!
Submitted by Louise
The best tailors in Europe. Bespoke or off the rail, there's something for everyone's budget.
Submitted by William
One of the best kept secrets in London apparently. The TKTS booth sits in the middle of Leicester Square and is the official ticket reseller for all of London's West End shows. Left over seats are passed to TKTS a few days before each show and sold at a phenomenal discount - sometimes more than half price!
Submitted by Kayleigh
The Gallery, Sketch
A stylish spot for afternoon tea, but be sure to check out the toilets that are shaped like eggs!
Submitted by Amelia
This lovely restaurant and wine bar is hidden away just off Regent Street. You'll find a cosy wine bar downstairs complete with a terrace and a fantastic restaurant upstairs, which serves impressive food.
Submitted by John
The Parlour, Sketch
Posh breakfast and striking, artist-designed dining rooms - perfect for a special occasion...
Submitted by Daisy
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
Based on Forest Gump, this lovely shrimp restaurant from the USA has opened its first restaurant in London! Amazing food and the restaurant is decked out just like you're on the film - it has its own gift shop too!
Submitted by Olivia
A variety of restaurants for every occasion and budget, which are centred round a covered courtyard.
Submitted by Amelia
Why do you find Piccadilly Circus a great place to live?
"It's lively all the time, there are a lot of things going on but not particularly the best area if you have kids!"
What do you like about Piccadilly Circus?
Did you know?
"The first Scotch egg was not Scotch at all! It was invented in London at Fortnum and Mason and was inspired by North Indian cuisine consisting of hard-boiled egg surrounded by a spicy shell of ground lamb."
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About Piccadilly Circus
Piccadilly Circus is a road junction and public space in London's West End, built in 1819 to connect Regent Street with the major shopping street of Piccadilly. Piccadilly Circus is surrounded by several major tourist attractions, including the Shaftesbury Memorial, Criterion Theatre, London Pavilion and several major retail stores. Numerous nightclubs and bars are located in the area and neighbouring Soho.
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