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theatre tickets • film premieres • street performers • tkts booth

Leicester Square
London, London WC2H 7DE, GB
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  • Photo of Laura Vana
    2 years ago
    Buy tickets for musical
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  • Photo of Nicholas H
    3 months ago
    The whole centre of the square is closed for major building works, although this doesn't affect the many tourist and entertainment facilities round its perimeter, nor the buskers and street artists. It remains a magnet for tourists, it's just that it looks a mess right now.
  • Photo of Julia C
    3 months ago
    We had half an hour to spare so we just sat in the square and watched the world go by. There were so many different things going on including some excellent buskers. We were also treated to the red M&M (from the nearby shop) dancing to some of the music - not a sight you see everyday! What was particularly delightful was watching children running through the water without a care in the world, even thought they were dripping wet on a cold day. It is a lovely area just tucked away from the main hustle and bustle.
  • Photo of craig j
    3 months ago
    Leicester square has lots of things to do including the massive lego shop and mamdm world. There are a few negatives everywhere is overcrowded, the shops and attractions get way to busy to be able to enjoy. The tube is also veru packed at all times
  • Photo of iSilverback
    3 months ago
    What an amazing area to go visit. You have so much to do, you have theatre, bars & clubs, comedy club and food places. There are sometimes street performances like, dancers, singers, people playing instruments. Highly recommend. Go on a Friday or Saturday night.
  • Photo of nchammmer
    3 months ago
    Having been here several times to find out about or buy show tickets from TKTS booth. There are several diners, bars, fast food places, street performers, movie cinemas and tourist places such as M&M candy store, Ripleys (no longer here) etc. You can’t get bored here, close by is china town, piccadilly circus, regent street and oxford street etc. A must visit.
  • Photo of BigHugh51
    3 months ago
    While in London on our most recent visit, we undertook another walk through the West End, on a Saturday. After having walked quite some distance, we were beginning to tire and needed somewhere to take a break. Consequently, we headed to Leicester Square, hoping that we could take a spell there. When we arrived in the square around lunchtime, we found the square to be absolutely smothered by wall to wall people. Many of them appeared to be tourists while there were also obviously some Londoners out enjoying a day in the centre of the city. Most people appeared to be enjoying themselves soaking up the ambiance of the heart of the theatre district or viewing the antics of the buskers performing in the area. We purchased some sandwiches and drinks from a nearby food outlet and eventually found a spot to sit on one of the low walls surrounding the square. It was pleasant to sit there for a few minutes enjoying our light lunch and watching the world go by. Well worth a visit to enjoy the lively atmosphere!
  • Photo of Stuthehistoryguy
    3 months ago
    Glad to finally see the landmark referenced in the Rolling Stones' "Schoolboy Blues." Thankfully, I had better luck than the song's narrator.
  • Photo of flowerpower_9
    3 months ago
    I was pleased to see the area cleaner than I remember it from a few years ago. Busy vibe with the Lego and M and M store on one corner. Good for photo opportunities , We ate in Garfunkles, I had pasta family members had burgers . Film premier was happening outside at the cinema . So good for people watching and a place to meet others as well signposted landmark
  • Photo of Wendell D
    3 months ago
    Another place that I could probably spend hours walking around and exploring. There are so many shops and places to pop into. Just hanging out and watching the people go about their day was really enjoyable too. As we were looking around a large crowd started to gather, a street magician had started his act. He was good and funny and the crowd seemed to be thoroughly entertained. I really enjoyed that atmosphere
  • Photo of Darja S
    3 months ago
    We have been here on monday evening. The atmosphere was very nice.We tried sea bass ceviche, beef sliders very tasting and also the best tacos ever! I have to mention the service as we have been treated so good from Ekaterina, she let as feel like home. We definitely come back soon!
  • Photo of Liam M
    3 months ago
    We didn't spend too long here we went to the Lego Store and walked through Leicester Square on the way there and back. It was great to see the street performers there seemed to be a few there. Lots of seating areas and a ton of shops to have a look around in. There was a lot of people obviously but we were there during rush hour so it might get quieter later on. Would have liked to have seen it around Christmas time.
  • Photo of CheeKianWing
    3 months ago
    Leicester Square is home to London's famous West End, where there are theatres and productions to suit all tastes. If you intend to grab some last minute tickets, try the TKTS booth in Leicester Square. You might be able to score up to 30-40% off the retail prices of tickets for performances that same evening.
  • Photo of samanthajayne87
    3 months ago
    I absolutely love Leicester Square. We visit every time we visit London. There is literally something for everyone in Leicester Square, street entertainers, shops, restaurants, cinemas and casinos. We usually grab a take away pizza and sit on the wall in the square and sit and ‘people watch’. It’s great to just see what’s going on and watch the world go by and then hit the shops and spend some money
  • Photo of T0mRand
    3 months ago
    Absolutely tooooo many people during the day but what place is not like that in london. Wonderful at christmas time especially for kids bars are ten a penny just watch the prices as they are overly inflated. Keep an eye out for the celebs on premiere days.
  • Photo of Linda M
    4 months ago
    There is literally something in this square and surrounding area for everyone. There are shops and all types of eateries all around the square. There are a variety of street entertainers who willingly perform for your donations. Quite a bustling and busy area.
  • Photo of APCMann
    4 months ago
    Yes it's in London, yes it's a Square, yes it was, when we visited, mostly fenced-off for unspecified renovations. It's not so much the Square itself that people identify with, more the Properties sited on it's edges, the Restaurants, Cinemas, Hotels etc.. It is obviously an important Public Space, but what makes it or me are the Street Performers, or 'Buskers' as they are known locally. Whether it be Singers, Dancers, Comedians, Musicians, Acrobats or Mime-Artists, they all want to occupy a space on this ground and tap into the Public need for something they haven't seen before. It may be that the next 'big-thing' in Entertainment will be performing on this Square when you pass by, and just for a few moments, give it your attention. Either way, if you are visiting or live in this City, you should sometime walk through Leicester Square. Who knows what, or who, you might see?
  • Photo of suzywong68
    4 months ago
    Booked to see Kingsman 2 . Quite expensive but comfortable seats. Very good sound quality. Very enjoyable evening.
  • Photo of JakeYork
    4 months ago
    I had a walk around Leicester Square on Saturday lunchtime. Just pleasant to walk around before getting back on the tube and very atmospheric.
  • Photo of Rojen6
    4 months ago
    A centrally located Square in the heart of the West End close to Trafalgar Square / National Gallery, Piccadilly Circus, Soho and China Town not to mention Regent Sreet & Piccadilly e.g. Royal Acadamy & Fortnum & Mason. There are major cinemas in the Square which regularly host movie premieres and theatre land is all around. A major attraction is the official London Theatre ticket booth where you can buy tickets many at discounted prices. I called at the Dominion Theatre to buy two tickets for the 7.30 performance and was quoted £69.50 each for stalls tickets. I bought the same two tickets at Leicester Square booth for £45 each thus saving £49.00!! That saving covered our meal in China Town! They do advertise the tickets available and prices externally so make your choice & join the queue. Many Restaurants in the Square but watch prices. The Lego store is worth a visit especially if you have children with you. A great place to visit and street entertainers are a feature.
  • Photo of Michael R
    4 months ago
    Right in the middle of London, it is a pedestrian erea, so everybody goes there. There are many shops around, a lot of street performance, and a tickets stall for the theatres.

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