11: Piccadilly Circus with the illuminated signs

Piccadilly Circus signsThere is a sweeping curve at the end of Regent Street and then the advertising lights at Piccadilly Circus come into view. The name Piccadilly comes from 'piccadills' which were big lace collars fashionable in the time of Elizabeth 1 and sold here-abouts. 'Circus' is the Latin word for a ring or circle. The brilliant moving displays employ state-of-the-art LED technology but the oldest sign is one by Sanyo which has been here for at least 25 years. It curls around the corner into Shaftesbury Avenue.

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Paddington Station | Paddington Basin | Edgware Road | Marble Arch | Oxford Street | Selfridges | John Lewis | Oxford Circus | Liberty | Carnaby | Piccadilly Circus | Shaftesbury Avenue | Leicester Square | Trafalgar Square | Strand | Covent Garden | Aldwych | Law Courts | Temple Bar | Ludgate Hill | St. Paul's Cathedral | Bank of England | London Stone | All Hallows Church | Tower of London | London Wall | Tower Bridge | Port of London Building | Monument | Tate Modern | Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese | Inns of Court | Dr. Johnson | Somerset House | Savoy Hotel | Charing Cross | Admiralty Arch | Texas Embassy | Eros Statue | Regent Street | Hamleys Toy Shop | BBC Broadcasting House | New Bond Street | Primark Store | Speakers' Corner | St. Mary's Hospital

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