Piccadilly Circus

Piccadilly Circus Haymarket, City of Westminster, W1D, UK. (Open Map)


Circus without the circus

Hopefully you do not expect to see acrobats, clowns, trained animals, trapeze acts and jugglers in Piccadilly Circus, this is not what this world renowned London attraction is all about. Piccadilly Circus is about neon signs, high-end shopping, and attractions like the Criterion Theatre.

"Circus" in Piccadilly Circus' case comes from the Latin word meaning "circle" - used to describe a public space at a junction of two or more streets. Piccadilly Circus is featured often in movies, like for example, 28 Days Later and An American Werewolf in London.