It is a pedestrian only square in the heart of London’s West End. Leicester Square is the entertainment hub of London and one of the most popular tourist areas with bustling entertainment and nightlife into the wee hours of the morning.
London’s famous Odeon cinema theatre with a seating capacity of over 1600 people and one of the largest screens is located here and and is known to have held the premiers for some of the most famous movies. Several Hollywood stars have walked the red carpet here. The London Film Festival is also held here annually. The Empire theatre, Odeon West End and Vue West End are also located here.
The Hippodrome Casino, Casino at the Empire and G Casino are also located at the Square along with several trendy nightclubs, bars and over 30 restaurants. Several festivals and public events are held at Leicester square annually. You will also find street performers and artists along the area. Tickets for popular West End shows are sold at the TKTS booth here.
The famous M&M World and Ripley’s Believe It or Not are a great place to visit with kids.
- Leicester Square is crowded throughout the day especially in the summer tourist season.
- Beware of pickpockets and vagabonds.
- Late night entertainment gets quite rowdy at times.
- Tube Station : Leicester Square on the Piccadilly Line
- Cafe Rouge
- Maharaja of India
- Hamshire Bar & Restaurant
- Bella Italia
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7.93% of people who visit London include Leicester Square in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
27.59% of people start their Leicester Square visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Leicester Square
54.17% of people prefer walking in order to reach Leicester Square