Picadilly Circus, London (UK) » City Info » Travel Tips

Piccadilly is a street in London extending from Hyde Park Corner located in the west to Piccadilly Circus in the east. The Circus houses many shopping and entertainment centres and is one of the busiest places and great touristic attractions in the UK. It is mainly situated in London's central area occupied by London borough, also known as the City of Westminster. Considered amongst the widest and straightest streets in Central London, it houses famous touristic attractions, monuments and landmarks such as Fortnum & Mason, the Royal Academy, the Ritz Hotel, the RAF Club, the Hatchards and the embassies of Japan and Malta.

Get in and around

(Visit Site)

The London Underground also known as the Tube is the most important source of public transport connected by 12 lines, which takes you to several places in the centre of London. The name of Piccadilly line (or P line) is derived from Piccadilly, whose some part is under the street. Hyde Park Corner, Green Park, and Piccadilly Circus Stations have entrances close to or in Piccadilly. There are many bus stations located near Piccadilly Circus. One can also rent Piccadilly Circus cabs from W1 in the night.


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Safety

London is a big city, but it is safe for tourists. Some amounts of crime do exist there, but rare chances of the violent kind. Just like any other cities, be careful from pickpockets and bag-snatching. Apply your common sense and don't engage with strangers. Prefer to use ATMs located inside the bank lobby because you can be prey to car trap devices. Never flash expensive possessions, money and valuables. There is a rare chance of crime in public transport such as buses, but do not board onto unlicensed mini-cabs, especially if you are travelling alone. Use London's well-known black cabs. In case of any emergencies dial 999 or 112 and contact police.

Emergency Contacts

Country Code of the UK44
Emergencies999 or 112
Non-emergencies101
Directory enquiries192