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Located right in the heart of London's West End, this busy square is within easy walking distance to many of London's top theaters, the café society and nightlife delights of Soho.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Leicester Square, London, England
+44 20 7434 4243
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Reviewed today

This place is alive so vital, eateries, pubs, hotels, street entertainers, cinemas, casinos and the Christmas market, where else would a country guy or gal go for a change of scene?

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Les S
Reviewed yesterday

It is the real heart of London as you can walk in any direction to all the shows, restaurants and museums. It is always exciting with lots of people and atmosphere.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank denisehZ5637TB
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It all looked very nice with the lights and market. Market was well setup and organized. Not extremely large market but was nice with some good stalls. The lights in the trees was very pretty

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 772kennethh
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Leicester Square was beautifully decorated for Christmas and had a lovely feel to it. The stalls are the same wherever you visit but it’s the hustle and bustle that kept this one alive.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 216judya
Reviewed 3 days ago

WE went monday 10/12/2018 great lights ,plus bars about well worth a visit.Near all the Theaters,and tube stations

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rogerbar1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited in December to have a look around the Christmas market. It was extremely busy on a Friday evening. Not loads of stalls just a few little ones Lovely atmosphere though. If you want a bigger market head to Hyde park.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Kayleigh_M_Williams
Reviewed 5 days ago

Moved to UK a week back and guess what, it's christmas time. The famous Leicester square is all decked up for Christmas, I mean they have a special corridor for christmas. Thank you London for my first white Christmas. Suggest everyone to have a jolly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ajeetp13
Reviewed 6 days ago

Situated right in the middle of Leicester Square they hold a Christmas market during December. Entry is free with plenty of festive related stalls serving Christmas gift ideas, food and drinks also. Recommend a 30 minute visit should suffice.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Shirley and Pau... D
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful part of London that everyone visits made even nicer by the log cabin styled Xmas markets - nice food, trinkets and plenty of restaurants, theatres, shops makes this square a perfect place for the family to enjoy 😊

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Steve-70
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Extremely well known but rather disappointing. This square is firmly on the tourist trail but the sense of occasion and excitement accompanying the film premier releases there is usually missing. It is packed with young people and also dubious types and you will be worried...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bluebellplasnewydd
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The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho
hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a
compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars,
and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red
Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene –
and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping
enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's
greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the
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16 October 2018|
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Response from V5588FMjoyceh | Reviewed this property |
The last train to Ealing is about 11.30, Piccadilly Line to Acton Then District to Ealing BUT the best thing to do is go onto tfl website, ‘journey planner’ then you can put in time and date you will be travelling and get an... More
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7 September 2018|
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Response from Kiran M | Reviewed this property |
I found tickets very pricey at booths . I bought ticket directly from official websites. Choice of seats are also available, you can ask your hotel reception for printout
Ross T
14 December 2017|
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Response from Chloelo | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't make a special trip just for the market, but if you're passing through Leicester Square have a wander. Hyde park winter wonderland is extremely busy. There is a very lovely Christmas market along the south bank... More