Now that countries around the world are relaxing total lockdown and authorizing travels provided you have your Fit to fly certificate, we would like to recommend to you some beautiful places at Leicester Square you can visit with family and friends.
Why visit Leicester Square?
Leicester Square is a pedestrianized square in the center of London’s West End known for its cultural and entertainment hub of the capital.
Looking for a place to embark on family-friendly excursions, execute date night ideas or just have a bit of fun with your friends? You just have to visit Leicester Square, the home of film and entertainment.
Leicester can also be associated with the following:
- The largest Diwali celebrations outside India
- British first local radio station
- The biggest crisp factory in the world
- The biggest covered market in Europe
- The most traffic lights in the whole of UK
- A river that used to be pink (River Soar)
Top 6 places to visit at Leicester Square
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Below in no order preference are six places to visit at Leicester square.
- Leicester Square Gardens
Redeveloped in 2012 with more seating and fountain added around the William Shakespeare, Leicester Square Gardens in the center of Leicester Square.
Among its features are jets of water that shoot up to 2 meters into the air, a fountain is lit at night, and the bronze statue of Charlie Chaplin sculpted by John Doubleday.
- Chinatown London
Although it is relatively small compared to the Chinatowns in US cities, it is great for food shopping or dining.
With red Chinese lanterns often hang over the side streets and the decorative Chinese gates, at either end of pedestrianized Gerrard Street, get ready to take great pictures with the best photo ops.
- Hippodrome Casino
The Hippodrome has been a theatre, music hall, nightclub, and is now a huge casino.
It is a stunning late-Victorian building with five floors of gaming, a dedicated poker deck, and private poker rooms. It is open 24 hours a day. Its pecks include free entry, no dress code requirement, and no membership required provided you are 18 and above.
- M&M’s World
The famous M&M? Yes! You are right. Buy brightly-colored candy at M&M’s World.
Make your blends from a full range of both milk chocolate and peanut M&Ms at the rainbow Wall of Chocolate. The candy isn’t cheap here but this is a place for gift shopping that’s open until midnight Monday to Saturday.
- Leicester Square Theatre
This 400-seat theatre is just off Leicester Square. With two bars in the main theatre and an intimate bar downstairs with a capacity of up to 70 for cabaret-style performances, enjoy comedy plus improv, magic and family shows.
- National Gallery
With over 2,300 paintings that date from the mid-13th century to 1900, this museum is a beautiful building and it’s worth going in even if you think you’re not an art lover.
Inside, you will come face to face with loads of artworks from big names like Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Velázquez, Rubens and Leonardo da Vinci.
Other places you could visit at Leicester Square include;
- Canada house
- Lego Store
- Body world exhibition
- The comedy Store and more