Sunday 19 May 2013 -
The vibrant nerve centre of London's West End.
Piccadilly Circus is a huge crossroads in the West End of London, an intersection of several major roads, including Piccadilly, Regent Street, Shaftesbury Avenue and Haymarket, which is where a large concentration of the city's main theatres are to be found.
Piccadilly Circus is characterised by its giant neon billboards and a constant stream of traffic and people coming and going, giving it a vibrant atmosphere.
In the midst of this bustle stands the Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain, featuring a statue of Eros, the elegant winged figure with his bow and arrow, balancing on one foot. The fountain was designed in 1893 as a tribute to Lord Shaftesbury, a British MP much admired for his taking a stand against child labour.
Tube station: Piccadilly Circus
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