You cannot help but feel the excitement of London when standing in Piccadilly Circus. All the noise and hustle bustle, the shops, the eating houses and the crowds. Then at night the flashing neon adverts make the place become even more alive.
It is safe to say that at Piccadilly Circus you are inside the very heart of vibrant London.
Originally built in 1819 to connect Regent Street to Piccadilly, the Circus quickly became a major junction come meeting place. What has been one of the busiest regions of London for the best part of two centuries includes a memorial to the great reformer, Lord Shaftsbury. The statue is nearly always referred to as the statue of “Eros,” but in actual fact the statue is an image of Eros’s brother, Anteros.
Besides being the home to famous and historical memorials, Piccadilly Circus is most famed of all for its advertising in neon lights. In fact the region’s mesmerising blur of dazzling neon is en par with Tokyo or Times Square in New York City.