London Leicester Square

Welcome to one of London’s most popular tourist attractions: Leicester Square London! Located right at the heart of the city it is one of the most visited places in London. A buzzing square, full of aimlessly wandering tourists, looking for things to do in London, a good photograph, a quick bite, a coffee, or something else they forgot along the way. Here are some facts about Leicester Square that might help you to get orientated a little better and plan your trip here in advance.

Get to know Leicester Square in London

Leicester Square is named after Robert Sidney, the second earl of Leicester from the 17th century, who purchased the land and built himself a house in the square, then called Leicester House. It is a cultural center for theatres, cinemas and casino houses. It is the main location for leading blockbuster premieres including Harry Potter, James Bond, Avatar, Alice in Wonderland, Shrek and also co hosts the London Film Festival each year.

London is full of attractions and Leicester Square is only one of them… Now of course with so many attractions as there are, there are lots of ways of getting around the city and seeing all the locations you planned. The main mistake tourists make when visiting London is that they don’t plan ahead and tend to get very tired, very fast, especially when using the London Underground. From our experience, the best way to enjoy London as a tourist is to get a hop on hop off bus ticket so that you save your energy for when you really need it and can just enjoy the ride and see all of London’s beautiful attractions, without the big hassle of the subway. Or you could even walk from one place to another, weather permitting, as many attractions are very close to one another and it’s a great way to get to know the city better!

There are many other attractions near Leicester Square such as Covent Garden which has a unique market and street entertainers every day, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square and Tottenham Court road where you will find an array of electronic shops selling every electronic good you can imagine. Check out our video guides for more information about London’s many attractions!

Stonehenge, Windsor Castle and Bath Day Trip from London

Discover Stonehenge, Windsor Castle and Bath on this 11-hour coach tour from London. Leave the city behind you and travel by air-conditioned coach to Windsor Castle, home of the British Royal Family for the last 900 years. Visit St George's Chapel and the State Apartments with your professional tour guide before traveling out to Salisbury, where the ancient rock formations of Stonehenge await. Continue on to the beautiful Georgian city of Bath, visit the Roman Baths and enjoy a panoramic tour with your guide before returning to London.

USD 120.92$

London Pass

Discover the joy of sightseeing with the London Pass, and enjoy free entry to 60 of its world-class sites like Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London. Save time as you skip the queues with fast-track entry at countless attractions, and take advantage of special offers at quality London restaurants and shops.

Even better, why not upgrade and include transport with your London Pass? Choose from a 1-, 2-, 3- or 6-day sightseeing pass with transport included and see the highlights of England’s cosmopolitan capital with ease.

USD 76.82$

London in One Day Sightseeing Tour

See London in one day on a full-day sightseeing tour of the city, led by an expert local guide! Hear the history of top London attractions like Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and St Paul’s Cathedral while traveling around the West End and City of London. After the sightseeing tour, watch the Changing of the Guard Ceremony at Buckingham Palace and tour the Tower of London with a Beefeater.

USD 118.52$

The Shard London: The View from The Shard

This ticket is your chance to experience the newest attraction that London has to offer -- The Shard. This incredible architectural wonder will take you on a high-tech and multi-sensory journey with exhilarating 360-degree views of 40 miles (64 km) across England's capital. See top London attractions such as Tower Bridge, the Tower of London and the London Eye from a vantage point like no other. In fact, The Shard is the tallest building in Western Europe!

Simply bring your voucher to the entrance and you will be allocated the next available time slot.

USD 39.12$

Royal London Sightseeing Tour with Changing of the Guard Ceremony

This Royal Tour of London takes in many of the royal highlights of London, including Westminster Abbey where Prince William and Kate Middleton, where married on April 29, 2011. You will also see Kensington Palace, where Diana, Princess of Wales, lived. Finally, you will experience the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony outside Buckingham Palace, then spend the afternoon exploring London at your leisure.

USD 51.74$