Piccadilly Circus, named after a 17th century frilly collar called a picadil, is a busy place all yearound except you do not get to see any clowns here. The circus used to be heavily illuminated by neon signs, but now only one building displays the large glitzy signage. Piccadilly is an intersection that joins Regent and Coventry Streets, Shaftsbury Avenue, and Piccadilly.
Visitors coming from Green Park tube station should walk towards Piccadilly Circus on the right hand side of the road. Once there, one can visit the famous food boutique, Fortnum and Masons. In the midst of a big roundabout is the focal point of the circus, a statue of Eros with a little fountain, where most of the tourists have their photos taken.
Piccadilly Circus is London's iconic meeting point at the heart of the main theatre, dining and shopping precinct. Glitzy advertising hoardings dominate the period architecture which rings the main square. In the centre of it there is an Eros statue which has been the backdrop for innumerable photographs over the years.
The famous London roads of Piccadilly, Regent Street and Shaftesbury Avenue converge here. On Piccadilly, Fortnum & Mason is a food boutique where the rich and famous shop, while Hamleys toy store is on Regent Street.
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