Piccadilly Circus London

Piccadilly Circus London is one of the main traffic junctions located in the heart of London in the city of Westminster, at the junction of five major streets. These five major streets are Regent street, Shaftesbury Avenue, Piccadilly and Covent Street.

Piccadilly Circus was created by John Nash in 1819 to connect Regent Street with the major shopping street of Piccadilly. In 1885 Shaftesbury Avenue was created and subsequently it became a busy traffic junction which attracted the advertisers to install billboards.

In 1893, Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain in bronze was built in the centre to commemorate the philanthropic works of Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury. At the top of the Fountain a statue made of aluminum, depicting the Angel of Christian Charity was made, but later it was renamed as Eros Statue (Greek God of Love and Beauty).

Piccadilly Circus became a favorite place of people to meet before going to other nearby shopping areas and attractions such as National Gallery,Trafalgar Square, Licester Square, Soho, China Town, Oxford Street etc.

We had invited some of our friends to meet at Piccadilly Circus and then all of us had our lunch at a restaurant there and proceeded further to see other attractions.

A tube station called "Piccadilly Circus tube station" was opened in 1906, on the Bakerloo Line between Charing Cross and Oxford Circus.

Hotels at Piccadilly Circus London

Sanctum Soho Hotel

Sofitel St.James Hotel

Radisson Edwardian Hampshire Hotel

Hazilitts Hotel

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