Leicester Square – an iconic part of Central London and probably the world’s most famous film-premier venue
Leicester Square is a pedestrianised square in the West End of London. It is an iconic part of central London and probably the world’s most famous film-premier venue. It also host various bars and nightclubs, which get incredibly busy in the evenings and even more so at weekends.
There is a small park in the square. A 19th-century statue of William Shakespeare surrounded by dolphins was installed at the centre. The four corner gates of the park uniquely depicting Sir Isaac Newton, the scientist; Sir Joshua Reynolds, the first President of the Royal Academy; John Hunter, a pioneer of surgery; and William Hogarth, the painter. Film star and director Charlie Chaplin is an addition recently
The Square is home to several nightclubs, making it often very busy, particularly on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Address and Nearest Tube to Leicester Square
Address: London WC2H
Nearest Tube: Leicester Square (Piccadilly Line; Northern Line)