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 entire display of illuminated advertising is being refurbished to employ state-of-the-art LED technology.

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Paddington Station
Paddington Basin
Edgware Road
Marble Arch
Oxford Street
John Lewis
Oxford Circus
Piccadilly Circus
Shaftesbury Avenue
Leicester Square
Trafalgar Square
Covent Garden
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
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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