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Leicester Square Tube StationWith Trafalgar Square to the south, Piccadilly Circus to the west, China Town to the north and Covent Garden to the east, Leicester Square is right in the thick of the West End. It is the beating heart of British cinema, with all the major European premieres happening there - you'll often see crowds of fans, expectantly awaiting the arrival of the stars outside one of the state-of-the-art cinemas which line the square.

In the middle is a small garden area with plenty of benches. Here you'll find statues of Shakespeare and Charlie Chaplin. It's not a bad spot for a rest or to eat a packed lunch (although nearby St James' Park is far better).

The Underground station gives access to the Northern and Piccadilly tube lines.


 

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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
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City Thameslink Station
 
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China Town Masterpark
 
1 minutes walk
 
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Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £116  42% off
Leicester Square, WC2H | 2 minutes from Leicester Square Tube Station
Overlooking Leicester Square - the setting for London's regular film premieres - the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire has glamorous, exclusive décor to match its high-profile setting: ... More
 
 
 
St Martins Lane, A Morgans Original
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £189  22% off
45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 2 minutes from Leicester Square Tube Station
One of the first design hotels, it certainly hasn't lost any of its cool appeal and continues to impress with great service and high standards. The ... More
 
 
 
Every Hotel Piccadilly
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £50  23% off
Coventry Street, W1D | 3 minutes from Leicester Square Tube Station
Located right next to Leicester Square, in the heart of London's West End, the Every Hotel Piccadilly is the perfect hotel for those wanting to enjoy ... More
 
 
 
 
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Liverpool Street Tube Station
London > Travel > Underground Stations
Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M | 2.1 miles from Leicester Square Tube Station
One of London's busiest commuter stations at the heart of financial London. Regular trains depart Liverpool Street for destinations in Essex and East Anglia. The Stansted ... More
 
 
 
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Whitechapel Station
London > Travel > Underground Stations
277 Whitechapel Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 3 miles from Leicester Square Tube Station
Whitechapel Tube station is located within Zone 2 on the District and Hammersmith & City lines. When Crossrail comes in 2018 the station will have a ... More
 
 
 
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Charing Cross Tube Station
London > Travel > Underground Stations
Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from Leicester Square Tube Station
Charing Cross Tube Station gives access to the Northern and Bakerloo Underground lines and the mainline terminal runs services to Kent and suburban destinations in south ... More
 
 
 
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London > Travel > Railway Stations
Waterloo Station, South Bank, London SE1 | 17 minutes from Leicester Square Tube Station
For a station that covers nearly 25 acres in total, there's very little space during rush hour as throngs of people desperately try to glimpse the ... More
 
 
 
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Circular Hop-on Hop-off Trip - Crown River Cruises
London > Travel > Boats
Blackfriars Pier, The Old Pump House, Paul's Walk, City, London EC4V | 25 minutes from Leicester Square Tube Station
This fun circular trip by Crown River Cruises allows you to traverse the banks of the Thames over a stretch jam-packed with famous landmarks and fabulous ... More
 
 
 
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St Pancras International Station
London > Travel > Railway Stations
Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 26 minutes from Leicester Square Tube Station
St Pancras International is a triumph of nineteenth century station architecture and one of the wonders of London. You could even argue that it has a ... More
 
 
 
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Waitress
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 8th February to 25th May 2019
Leicester Square Tube Station, 18-20 Maiden Lane, The Strand, WC2R | 5 minutes from Leicester Square Tube Station
Transferring from Broadway, the Waitress musical comes to the Adelphi Theatre for its UK premiere in February. The first musical to have an all-female creative team, ...More
 
 
 
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True West
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 23rd November 2018 to 16th February 2019
Leicester Square Tube Station, 404 Strand, WC2R | 5 minutes from Leicester Square Tube Station
Kit Harington - famous for his leading role in Game of Thrones - and Johnny Flynn - star of Lovesick, Beast and US TV series Genius, ...More
 
 
 
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School of Rock
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th October 2016 to 13th January 2019
Leicester Square Tube Station, Drury Lane, WC2B | 7 minutes from Leicester Square Tube Station
Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock star Dewey Finn - in the ...More
 
 
 
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The Hippodrome
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Leicester Square Tube Station
Most Londoners have a feeling of nostalgia when they see The Hippodrome, a famous and historic Grade II listed building adjacent to Leicester Square. What was ... More
 
 
 
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Wyndham's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Leicester Square Tube Station
Wyndham's Theatre opened in Charing Cross Road on 16th November 1899 and was owned by Charles Wyndham. One of its biggest hits was Sandy Wilson's The ... More
 
 
 
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Vue West End
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
3 Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Leicester Square Tube Station
Vue's flagship West End cinema in Leicester Square, which first opened in October 1938, underwent a £6.6m refurbishment in 2017, upgrading its seating and sound systems ... More
 
 
 
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Leicester Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Leicester Square Tube Station
With Trafalgar Square to the south, Piccadilly Circus to the west, China Town to the north and Covent Garden to the east, Leicester Square is right ... More
 
 
 
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The West End
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Leicester Square Tube Station
Taking in Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street, Soho, Theatreland, Chinatown, Covent Garden and Leicester Square, The West End really does have it ... More
 
 
 
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Horse and Dolphin Yard
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Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Leicester Square Tube Station
Walking from Gerrard Street to Shaftesbury Avenue in the Chinatown area of Soho you'll come across the pedestrianised Horse & Dolphin Yard which gets its name ... More
 
 
 
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Any Amount of Books
London > Shopping > Books
62 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Leicester Square Tube Station
A delightful second-hand bookshop with a wide choice that ranges from antiquarian first editions to the bargain basement. Rare books, first editions, modern literature, art and ... More
 
 
 
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Etsy House
London > Shopping > Art and Design
Great Newport Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Leicester Square Tube Station
Etsy House opens in Covent Garden for three days on the 5th December 2014 selling a curated selection of some of the best that Etsy, the ... More
 
 
 
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Tenderproduct
London > Shopping > Art and Design
6 Cecil Court, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Leicester Square Tube Station
Tenderproduct is the second tender venture by Etan Ilfeld, who previously founded the neighbouring Tenderpixel Gallery, an innovative space for emerging talent. Tenderproduct is a shop ... More
 
 
 
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Caffe Nero
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
32 Cranbourn Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Leicester Square Tube Station
Nero is probably the best of the Capital’s coffee shop chains. Offers a wide range of authentic Italian coffee in a pleasant relaxed environment. Snacks include ... More
 
 
 
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Gaby's
London > Restaurants > Middle Eastern restaurants
30 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 1 minute from Leicester Square Tube Station
A friendly, efficient deli-come-diner which serves a range of meals encompassing the cooking styles of the Middle East, Greece and Italy. The plastic menu photo-cards look ... More
 
 
 
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Abeno Too
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
17-18 Great Newport Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Leicester Square Tube Station
The waiters and chefs at Abeno Too are Japanese, always a good sign in a city where inexpensive Japanese food is usually cooked by Chinese and ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 4 minutes from Leicester Square Tube Station
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 8 minutes from Leicester Square Tube Station
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 10 minutes from Leicester Square Tube Station
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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AWAY Spa W London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
10 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Leicester Square Tube Station
On the 6th floor of the W London the AWAY Spa certainly takes you away from the manic pace of life in Leicester Square ... More
 
 
 
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Thai Square Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Leicester Square Tube Station
Let the Thai Square Spa transport you to the shores of Asia with their traditional Thai spa treatment rooms, smack bang in the centre of Covent ... More
 
 
 
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The Sanctuary
London > Leisure > Fitness
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes from Leicester Square Tube Station
This day spa exclusively for women is a total pampering experience from the minute you step through the door. Located in bustling Covent Garden you'll soon ... More
 
 
 
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The Salisbury
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Leicester Square Tube Station
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Lamb & Flag
London > Nightlife > Pubs
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Leicester Square Tube Station
One of the oldest pubs in London, the Lamb & Flag was once known as the Bucket of Blood, thanks to the bare-knuckle fights held here. ... More
 
 
 
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Waxy's Little Sister
London > Nightlife > Pubs
20 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Leicester Square Tube Station
If you're not up for the hectic atmosphere of Waxy O'Connors it might be worth slipping across the street to her infinitely more tranquil Little Sister. ... More
 
 
 
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Cork & Bottle
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
44 Cranbourn Street, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Leicester Square Tube Station
Located in the heart of the West End you’d expect it to be packed with the usual crowds but hidden in a basement below a sex ... More
 
 
 
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The London Cocktail Club
London > Nightlife > Bars
6-7 Great Newport Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Leicester Square Tube Station
The London Cocktail Club is a members bar but - luckily for us - it's not a very exclusive one; it's free ... More
 
 
 
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Blind Spot
London > Nightlife > Bars
45 St Martins Lane, WC2N | 2 minutes from Leicester Square Tube Station
Set behind the facade of a boutique tea counter and a secret golden hand-shaped handle is Blind Spot at ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Leicester Square Tube Station
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More
 
 
 
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St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Leicester Square Tube Station
To enter the stunning St Martins Lane Hotel in the heart of London's Theatreland you pass through the tallest revolving door in London, a luminescent yellow-glass ... More
 
 
 
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68 Dean Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from Leicester Square Tube Station
This stylish private house in Soho is suitable for photo shoots, meetings, press events, filming and for a limited range of social events such as dinners ... More
 
 
 
 

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Ruby Blue 2 minutes walk from Leicester Square Tube Station

The performers on the night are Dane Baptiste, Darren Harriott and Brett Goldstein....More

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National Portrait Gallery 3 minutes walk from Leicester Square Tube Station

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Palace Theatre 3 minutes walk from Leicester Square Tube Station

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Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018
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Exhibitions | Until 27th January 2019 

National Portrait Gallery 3 minutes walk from Leicester Square Tube Station

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Dance | Until 20th January 2019 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO) 3 minutes walk from Leicester Square Tube Station

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Lorenzo Lotto Portraits
Exhibitions | Until 10th February 2019 

National Gallery 3 minutes walk from Leicester Square Tube Station

Regarded as one of the greatest portraitists of the Italian Renaissance, Lorenzo Lotto portrayed a cross section of middle-class sitters ...More

 
Courtauld Impressionists: From Manet To Cezanne
Courtauld Impressionists: From Manet To Cezanne
Exhibitions | Until 20th January 2019 

National Gallery 3 minutes walk from Leicester Square Tube Station

Highlights from the Courtauld Gallery, including famous works by Cezanne, Toulouse-Lautrec, Renoir, Manet and Seurat are shown alongside a selection ...More

 
Rachel Maclean: The Lion And The Unicorn
Rachel Maclean: The Lion And The Unicorn
Exhibitions | Until 3rd February 2019 

National Gallery 3 minutes walk from Leicester Square Tube Station

The Scottish artist's 2012 film The Lion And The Unicorn that shines an irreverent light on Scottish-English relationships. The display ...More

 
Landseer's The Monarch Of The Glen
Landseer's The Monarch Of The Glen
Exhibitions | Until 3rd February 2019 

National Gallery 3 minutes walk from Leicester Square Tube Station

This autumn, arguably the world's best known painting of an animal is 'coming home' to the National Gallery for the ...More

 

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