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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 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.

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The London Underground (Tube) is the most prefered source of public transport connected by 12 lines, which takes you to several places in the centre of London. Piccadilly line (or P line) is derived from Piccadilly. 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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London is a big city, and as with any major city, London has little violent crime, it does have its share of pickpocketing, bag snatching, phone grabbing, and ripping off of tourists. Apply your common sense and don't engage with strangers. 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, trains. Do not board onto unlicensed mini-cabs, especially if you are travelling alone. Use London's well-known black cabs. In case of emergencies, contact the police.

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