Piccadilly

Piccadilly Circus

Piccadilly Circus was built in 1819 to connect Regent Street with Piccadilly, In this context, a circus, from the Latin word meaning "circle", is a round open space at a street junction,

Piccadilly now links directly to the theatres on Shaftesbury Avenue, as well as the Haymarket, Coventry Street (onwards toLeicester Square) and Glasshouse Street,

 

Piccadilly Circus a busy meeting place and a tourist attraction in its own right, The Circus is particularly known for its video display and neon signs mounted on the corner building on the northern side, as well as the Shaftesbury memorial fountain and statue, which is popularly, though mistakenly, believed to be of Eros

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