Leicester Square is a pedestrianised square in the West End of London, England. The Square lies within an area bound by Lisle Street, to the north; Charing Cross Road, to the east; Orange Street, to the south; and Whitcomb Street, to the west. It is within the City of Westminster. The square is the prime location in London for major film premieres and has seen the likes of James Bond films, animation films such as Shrek and even co-hosts the London Film Festival each year.
Leicester Square Attractions
Leicester Square is Widely known as Cinema Land.
- The Square is also the home for 'tkts', formerly known as the Official London Half-Price Theatre Ticket Booth. Tickets for theatre performances taking place around the West End that day are sold from the booth for about half the usual price.
- Leicester Square is also home to many Clubs, Bars and Restaraunts.
- The square regularly hosts a fair each winter and a stage is erected for performances connected to other events such as Chinese New Year.
- London`s Chinatown is located around the area of Leicester Square and Piccadilly.
Leicester Square Transport
There are a number of London Underground Stations in Leicester Square along with coaches that can take you direct to your Hotel. Busses run regularly also. The Transport for London Website can provide you with all relevant information regarding modes of transport and routes anywhere in London.