Leicester Square
Leicester Square
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Whether it's film, theatre, food or family favourites, Leicester Square exists to excite your senses. Located in the heart of London's West End, the square is within easy walking distance from Piccadilly Circus, Regent Street, Soho and Covent Garden. Surrounded by restaurants, cinemas and theatres, Leicester Square is a green and clean part of the West End.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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The area
Neighbourhood: Leicester Square / Shaftesbury Avenue
How to get there
  • Leicester Square • 3 min walk
  • Piccadilly Circus • 4 min walk
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  • Henrik L
    Svedala, Sweden221 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice square for a walk with some interesting decorations
    Nice place to visit. Home to several large cinemas and a few sculptures, among others Indiana Jones, Harry Potter and Mary Poppins. If you're in London for the first time, it's a must stop.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 10 July 2023
  • CarloHelmond
    Helmond, The Netherlands664 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    A nice little park with some statues
    Leicester square park is a nice little park with some statues e.g. Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, mr Bean. a nice place for a little stroll while drinking a coffee
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 July 2023
  • AprilForbes
    Salisbury, United Kingdom1,295 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Revisiting old haunts 🤩
    It is great to visit Leicester Square and see the lovely statues. I took photos of what I'm interested in. I always get freaked out, but there were some street artists. Altogether a good experience for my friend and I.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 19 August 2023
  • Anna W
    Bolsover, United Kingdom754 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must visit
    What I loved about our visit today was the fun atmosphere. Plenty of low walls to sit on in the shade and a lovely little green park with famous movie star statues dotted around. Lots of souvenir shops, restaurants and fast food places.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 August 2023
  • hilaryandray
    Olney, United Kingdom112 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Afternoon tea in the Square
    An iconic square famous for the cinema which is often used for premieres and which has bronze statues of screen stars placed in and around the grassed central area. We had afternoon tea at Mr Whites next door to the cinema which for central London was very reasonable. We did a walk around China town and went down to Trafalgar Square only a short distance away.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 August 2023
  • Paul P
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Plenty to view
    Leicester Square is one of London's main hubs for everything in entertainment, shopping and eating out with places like the new 2 floor Lego store, the Odeon cineplex, the M&M store and Prince Charles Cinema, it also has many places to grab some lunch from Pret-A-Manger to Burger King and TGI friday's. The main square has lively music and street performers, the main square also has seasonal displays through the year, all though it can get very busy at the festive times of the year, a great place to visit and it is only a short walk from Waterloo or a shore tube ride. Please note that my visit was in June 2022.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 20 September 2023
  • drmalcolm
    Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom108 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great staff and great value
    We always try to stay at Raddison to keep our VIP status and usually good members offers and cost effective stays. We get upgrades and free breakfast and sometimes club access. We needed to be in central london for a show and dinner and taxis are often hard to come by. This is right in the middle of things in Leicester Square . We were offered a junior suite overlooking the square. Really large bed, great view , large bed, every luxury you could want. Ali on reception really helpful with late check out as my wife felt unwell, thanks Ali. Also big shout out to Sonia in restaurant for superb buffet. All fruit fresh and ripe, surprisingly Rae these days, tasty cold meats and cheese in abundance, and wonderful smoked salmon. Hot food fresh not dry, all perfectly cooked and yummy Cumberland sausage, and perfect Italian coffe. Sonia couldn’t do enough, bussed a table by the window efficiently, always there too help us very demanding if hotel had newspapers, and before my next sip of coffee, Sonia from Portugal had it. She helped other staff who seemed to be struggling. Well done Sonia. Will definitely return and recommend .
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 October 2023
  • Louis Cecile
    London, United Kingdom384 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Style over substance
    This part of London is iconic for tourists for its bright lights, restaurants, cinema and other entertainment. It is home to the surprisingly popular M&M and Lego Stores. It is jam-packed and expensive. It can be dirty and a little unsavoury at night. It is a commercial in everything being geared to make you spend. It is a photo opportunity, but there are many better less busy places to visit in London. It is handy that the underground station is nearby and many bus routes are nearby. The bright lights and buzz may entice some, but it is a case of style over substance.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 November 2023
  • Chris
    Hinckley, United Kingdom980 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ok
    We had a walk through here, it was busy in parts especially with long lines of people waiting to get into Lego store and also the M&M store. There was a small Christmas market in the centre with was boarded in. There was lots of litter about.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 January 2024
  • Braindamagedbaron
    Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom985 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Touristy McTouristface
    It's London and Leicester Square is a tourist hot spot. Visitors from all over the world fill the area, alongside the obligatory Gavin And Stacey fans hunting for the legendary Wetherspoons pub, The Moon Under The Water. A fat, unfunny Essex lad falls for an attractive Welsh lass. A Scene being repeated all over London. Wander through the square, go to a show, visit a shop or two, have a drink, just don't say. Particularly at night.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 April 2024
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PaulaK
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
Great for wandering...loads to see. Stroll into an Asian neighborhood then hit many "authentic" pubs. Casinos. Near parks. Art. Theatre. Something for everyone.
Written 5 June 2024
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Debbie A
Boston, MA159 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Wasn't the easiest square in London to find, but was quite cute once we got there. Located within the pedestrian only area of Leicester Square is the Scenes in the Square which is what I was looking for. There are 10 sculptures within the small park/ area depicting characters from several movies. Easily recognizable characters are: Bugs Bunny, Mary Poppins, Paddington Bear, Harry Potter, in addition to the Iron Throne from Game of Thrones.
Written 4 June 2024
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Joshane615
Australia581 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We loved Leicester Square. Our hotel was located very close by, so we visited numerous times. We ate a couple of takeaway meals here and watched the hustle and bustle of city life going on around us. There are statues of TV characters within the Square which are lovely. Mr Bean, Paddington Bear, Mary Poppins just to name a few. It is a very busy place, bustling with many tourists,however we loved it. Lots of souvenir shops, restaurants and literally next to Chinatown. A must visit in London.
Written 25 May 2024
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laneyislay
Isle of Islay127 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Lecister Square has lovely statues of film characters dotted around the gardens which is why I initially wanted to go. It's a nice wee spot to have a seat for a wee while.

There is a lot of buzz around the area - shops, street performers etc. Definitely work a visit.
Written 16 April 2024
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Braindamagedbaron
Newark-on-Trent, UK985 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
It's London and Leicester Square is a tourist hot spot. Visitors from all over the world fill the area, alongside the obligatory Gavin And Stacey fans hunting for the legendary Wetherspoons pub, The Moon Under The Water. A fat, unfunny Essex lad falls for an attractive Welsh lass. A Scene being repeated all over London.
Wander through the square, go to a show, visit a shop or two, have a drink, just don't say. Particularly at night.
Written 7 April 2024
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William P
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Nicely laid out with small brass statues of famous film characters (be sure to look up the sides and tops of cinemas for some surprises!)
Written 13 March 2024
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acs1984
Cockermouth, UK1,624 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Leicester square was absolutely heaving, you couldn't move. Enjoyable to see all the bright lights and big shops but it was that busy you had to queue to get into some shops. An experience.
Written 21 February 2024
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pab
Peak District National Park, UK280 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Leicester Square is not really a place to seek out more than walk through to get somewhere else!
However if staying London then you must go to the cinema and you can then lie and say you went to the opening night 🤔🥳
Written 11 February 2024
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Lenny H
Auckland, New Zealand776 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Fun to walk around the square and look at the statutes. Not a destination in its own right, but definitely worth going to if you are in the neighbourhood.
Written 8 February 2024
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Barry M
Barking and Dagenham, UK35 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
What an absolute waste of time. There must of been a Premier on. You were not even able to see th Square. It was all cordoned off. OK, I get it, security etc. However, to put up blackout screens so you cannot see anything, was a joke. I total waste of time and money.
Written 25 January 2024
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