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Piccadilly Circus Tours

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Piccadilly Circus
Famous for its giant illuminated screens and near-constant stream of traffic, Piccadilly Circus in London’s West End has been featured in so many movies and TV shows that even first-time visitors feel they recognize the surroundings. Almost every visitor to London will pass through this major hub at one point.
 
The Basics
At the intersection of shopping mecca Regent Street, theaterland on Shaftesbury Avenue, and the grand Piccadilly boulevard, Piccadilly Circus is as central to London as it’s possible to be. The area was first developed in 1819 as a traffic junction, and people have been passing through ever since. It’s a busy meeting place thriving with city workers, travelers, souvenir stalls, restaurants, and entertainment attractions.
 
Often described as the Times Square of London, the area features famous buildings and attractions, including the Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain, most commonly known as Eros—one of London’s most popular meeting points—the opulent Ritz hotel, historic department store Fortnum & Mason, a Planet Hollywood restaurant, and more. Many guided tours of the city stop off at this famous location.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Illuminated advertising hoardings have been lighting up the sky here for more than 120 years.
  • Take a stroll up the curved crescent of Regent Street to enjoy world-class shopping.
  • The name Piccadilly comes from “piccadill,” an old name for a collar or ruff.
  • Keep a close eye on your belongings—the area can get very crowded.
How to Get There
Piccadilly Circus is located in the heart of the West End, in the W1 postcode. It is served by the Piccadilly Circus subway (Tube) station on the Piccadilly and Bakerloo lines. Many different buses stop here, including hop-on hop-off buses. The area is walkable from Central London destinations, and guided walking tours often visit.
 
When to Get There
A public space, Piccadilly Circus is open 24 hours a day. It is busy with commuters and visitors to the city at all times of the day and night. Plan to visit in the evening when the lights are on for a more atmospheric trip.
 
Watch a West End Musical
For many people, a trip to London is not complete without seeing a live theater show on the West End. With more than 40 theaters in the area, there’s sure to be a show to suit your taste no matter when you visit. Popular shows can sell out, so book in advance or try your luck at one of the same-day ticket booths.


Address: Piccadilly Circus, London W1J, England
Admission: Free
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Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise with Optional London Eye

Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise with Optional London Eye

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Discover the grandeur of London aboard the open-top, double-decker Big Bus on this hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. With your 1-, 2-, or 3-day ticket, design a personal itinerary with stops including Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, St. Paul’s Cathedral and more. Enjoy unobstructed views and onboard commentary as you view the city’s highlights and upgrade to The Big London Day Out option to get an aerial view of the city aboard the London Eye giant observation wheel. Hop off to enjoy a Thames River cruise, currently operating Friday to Sunday only.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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London by Night Sightseeing Tour - Open top bus

London by Night Sightseeing Tour - Open top bus

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Experience the enchantment of London after hours on a night sightseeing tour. Aboard a double-decker bus, take a trip through the city to see illuminated attractions like Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, and the London Eye. Hear fascinating facts about passing sites and insider tips on where to visit in the bustling capital city from your expert guide.  
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$33.17
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London Tour in a Classic Land Rover

London Tour in a Classic Land Rover

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Cruise London in style in a vintage Land Rover, and cover the capital’s top landmarks in a few hours of sightseeing. Private tours include flexible departures and hotel pickup and drop-off. See iconic sights like Piccadilly Circus and London Eye, plus several get-down photo stops, including St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, and Buckingham Palace.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$141.98
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$141.98
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London in a Day Private Custom Tour

London in a Day Private Custom Tour

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Discover the spectacular sights of London according to your own personal itinerary on a private custom tour of the vibrant capital with a knowledgeable guide. Opt to enjoy a half- or full-day tour and customize your itinerary according to your cultural and historical interests. Allow your expert guide to pre-plan logistics like public transportation and reservations, and then delve into the capital’s rich history by listening to illuminating commentary. See iconic attractions like Big Ben and the Tower of London, and stray from the conventional tourist trail for a unique experience of London.
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  • 7 hours
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$158.28
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London Vintage Bus Tour with Cream Tea at Harrods

London Vintage Bus Tour with Cream Tea at Harrods

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Sightsee in London by vintage double-decker bus and modern catamaran on this half-day tour. As you travel around the city, watch out for top London landmarks like Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Then, hop out for photos at the Tower of London before taking a cruise along the Thames River. Sparkling wine, cream tea, and scones at Harrods complete the experience.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Private Custom Tour: Day Tour of London

Private Custom Tour: Day Tour of London

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Don’t visit London landmarks and listen to commentary that doesn’t interest you. Set your own itinerary and explore London your way on a private half- or full-day tour of England’s capital. Tick off all of the attractions on your personal checklist and take advantage of your private guide’s local insight by visiting hidden gems and unknown corners of the city. Choose the start time and meeting point of your tour and receive the undivided attention of your guide throughout. 
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  • 3 to 6 hours
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$384.18
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Changing of the Guard Guided Walking Tour in London

Changing of the Guard Guided Walking Tour in London

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Get up close to the iconic Royal Guards on this interactive walking tour of London. Learn about London’s royal heritage as you pass sights like Pall Mall, the Duke of York Column, the Royal Society and Marlborough House, then enjoy a prime view of the famous Changing of the Guards ceremony. Not only do you see the military bands and marching guards, you also get to march alongside the Old Guard, as they head from St. James Palace to Wellington Barracks.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour in London

Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour in London

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Follow in the footsteps of London’s most famous sleuth on a 2-hour Sherlock Holmes tour. With your film-savvy guide, explore myriad feature locations from Holmes’ literary and cinematic journeys. Visit the Royal Academy building, complete with fascinating reference to the thriller Murder by Decree. Literary buffs will enjoying see the sites of the fictional Diogenes Club and Pentonville Prison, as well as the charmed location of Holmes and Dr. Watson’s first meeting.
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  • 2 hours
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3 Hour Guided Private Walking Tour: The Best of London

3 Hour Guided Private Walking Tour: The Best of London

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Marvel over royal monuments, architectural masterpieces and iconic landmarks on this 3-hour walking tour of London. Enjoy the undivided attention of your private guide as you stroll around Covent Garden, Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus; snap photos of Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben; and stand in awe before the magnificent Buckingham Palace. For the full experience, upgrade to include a visit to St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.
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  • 3 hours
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$212.03
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Rock Cab Tours Presents: The Music Legends Tour of London

Rock Cab Tours Presents: The Music Legends Tour of London

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See the iconic London landmarks linked to Jimi Hendrix, Queen, the Rolling Stones, and other rock legends on a private black cab music tour. Choose the tour start time and duration and wait for your music industry expert cabbie at your hotel. Then head to the Abbey Road crossing featured on The Beatles’ album cover and beyond. A custom itinerary can also be created based on your personal music tastes.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
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3.5-Hour Small-Group Food Tasting Tour of Royal London

3.5-Hour Small-Group Food Tasting Tour of Royal London

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Discover London’s royal heritage and sample traditional English specialties on this 3.5-hour food tasting tour. Take a walking tour of the Royal Parks, Piccadilly Circus, and St James Palace; watch the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace; and enjoy cheese tasting, afternoon tea, and other British favorites.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$97.98
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Self-guided Discovery Walk in London’s Piccadilly Circus and Whitehall

Self-guided Discovery Walk in London’s Piccadilly Circus and Whitehall

Attention locals and tourists alike! Enter a world of extravagance as you explore the iconic political and historical heart of London! Our local creator Jonah, a product designer for educational software, has created an adventure perfect for both locals and tourists, during which you’ll learn loads! You’ll be given nine challenging riddles to solve, to unlock the fascinating stories and little known secrets of the places you visit along the way. He can’t guarantee you’ll bump into the Queen or Prime Minister… but going on his route will definitely increase your chances! This playful walk across London’s vibrant neighbourhoods sharpens your senses and encourages you to appreciate the most wonderful – and often hidden – details around you. Whether you know Piccadilly Circus and Whitehall area or just start exploring here, this experience gives you a perspective on discovery that will inspire your curiosity wherever you go next.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Luxury 6 Course Bus Dining Experience Through London

Luxury 6 Course Bus Dining Experience Through London

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Couple your London sightseeing with a special gourmet meal aboard this one-of-a-kind bus tour. Over the course of several hours, enjoy a refined, 6-course meal, and upgrade for wine pairings. As you dine, travel across the city: glimpse highlights ranging from the Houses of Parliament and Trafalgar Square to the Tower of London as you go.
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  • 3 hours
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Sir Winston Churchill Private Walking Tour & War Rooms

Sir Winston Churchill Private Walking Tour & War Rooms

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Follow in the footsteps of one of Britain’s most celebrated Prime Ministers and historic figures on this private, Winston Churchill-themed walking tour. Following pickup from your hotel or another convenient meeting point, you’ll explore the areas of Mayfair, Westminster, and Piccadilly associated with Churchill, from his childhood home and 10 Downing Street to the cigar shop he once frequented. Your final stop is at the Churchill War Rooms, the secret bunker from which he ran World War II.
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  • 4 hours
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$212.03
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London City Tour Hop On - Hop Off with Free Walking Tour and River Cruise

London City Tour Hop On - Hop Off with Free Walking Tour and River Cruise

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Maximize your time in London with a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Choose a 1-day, 24-, 48-, or 72-hour ticket and make the most of unlimited travel across several routes for the ticket validity period. Get views of top London sights such as the Tower of London and Big Ben from the open-top bus, listen to audio commentary and enjoy the flexibility to hop on and off at any of the well-placed stops. All tickets also include a complimentary river cruise and a walking tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.46
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London's Must See's With A Local Insider: 100% Private & Personalized 8 Hours

London's Must See's With A Local Insider: 100% Private & Personalized 8 Hours

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Make your London adventure a personal one on a private 8-hour sightseeing tour. Your tailor made itinerary can include Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the city’s hidden gems, and much more. It's up to you. Thanks to the expert navigation skills of your Londoner guide, you’re able to explore in an efficient, but leisurely manner. Leave with exclusive tips on what to see, eat, and do with the rest of your vacation.
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  • 8 hours
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$181.74
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Afternoon Tea Bus with Panoramic Tour of London– Lower Deck

Afternoon Tea Bus with Panoramic Tour of London– Lower Deck

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Don't miss the chance to enjoy the famously-British tradition of high tea in London with this quirky tour experience, with city sightseeing and a spot of tea included. You can cruise through London to admire the city, from the West End to Charing Cross, and enjoy fantastic views from the double-decker bus as you go. If you're feeling peckish, sample delicious finger sandwiches and cakes along with your tea, and even try a classic scone with clotted cream.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$68.16
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The London Eye with London Hop-on Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise

The London Eye with London Hop-on Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise

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See London from the streets, water, and sky with this great-value package that lets you explore London at your own pace. Easily reach top sights without spending a fortune on cab fare with a hop-on hop-off bus ticket valid for 1, 2, or 3 days. You’ll also get an aerial view of the city aboard the London Eye giant observation wheel and glide past Parliament and Big Ben on a Thames River cruise (Fri-Sun only).
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.99
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$67.99
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Private London Tours by experienced Guide in Electric ⚡️ London Taxi

Private London Tours by experienced Guide in Electric ⚡️ London Taxi

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Tour with a fun “real Londoner” having nearly 25 years experience of driving London’s streets and alleyways gathering information to share with you! Travel in luxury twenty first century London Taxi with all modern considerations up to 6 seats. Guide has ability to bespoke tour to accommodate your interests as I don’t follow a particular set route. Ability to look after you ... regularly stopping for photo shots, coffee shots and rest breaks throughout our tour. Sharing my keen knowledge of historical London events and personalities from the early Romans through to Prince Harry
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$299.00
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$299.00
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Private London evening tour by car

Private London evening tour by car

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Avoid the busy London Underground (subway) and see the best of London at night from the relaxing vantage point of a private car. Save time of going to a meeting place with hotel pickup, and pass by top landmarks, including Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, Coca-Cola London Eye, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, and Buckingham Palace.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.69
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$120.69
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Luxury London bus tour with Gourmet Dinner and Panoramic View

Luxury London bus tour with Gourmet Dinner and Panoramic View

Embark on a gourmet tour through the heart of London! You'll have the best view of the major landmarks thanks to a panoramic glass roof while enjoying a gastronomic meal. • The 6-course dinner is a dynamic blend of British and French Gastronomy prepared by talented guest chefs • A carefully selected wine pairing is included • Communal tour and dinner for up to 38 people • Audio Pen Guide available in 9 different languages, giving guests the opportunity to learn more about London's fascinating landmarks (Pass by Royal Courts of Justice, (Pass by Royal Courts of Justice, St Paul's Cathedral, London Bridge, The Shard, London tower, London Eye, Westminster Palace and Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Houses of Parliament, Wellington Arch, Harrods)
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  • 3 hours
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$245.36
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Premier Classic London Private Half Day Tour

Premier Classic London Private Half Day Tour

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An excellent choice for first-time visitors, this tour takes you around the city in a classic London black cab. Visit notable sites and landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, London Bridge, the London Eye, Tower of London, and much more as your local guide shares interesting stories and history at each locale. You can also choose to attend a Changing of the Guard ceremony.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$414.58
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$414.58
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The Cheese Tour - with glass of prosecco

The Cheese Tour - with glass of prosecco

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Guided tours are a great way to see the best of London, but trudging round the landmarks can lack a certain appeal. On this walking tour with a difference, starting in Mayfair, tuck into some of London's finest blue cheese, in a cheese counter that's been serving the whey too eager public for over 300 years. This place sells literally tonnes of Stilton every December! Fortnum & Mason is where even the royals get their dairy fix. Stop off in the last remaining store of Little Italy in Soho, dine on some of the best baked Camembert in Covent Garden.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.55
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$34.55
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Luxury 4 Course Lunch Experience by Coach

Luxury 4 Course Lunch Experience by Coach

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Enjoy a memorable meal on wheels—and admire immaculate city views as you go—when you book a lunchtime tour on board the Bustronome: a luxury coach equipped with cooking facilities and exceptional viewing possibilities. Meet your bus at Embankment, and come hungry: you’ll enjoy a 4-course gourmet feast (plus wine pairings, if option selected). As you dine, discover London highlights from the Tower of London to Piccadilly Circus.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.83
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