Piccadilly Circus was designed by architect John Nash (1752-1835) in 1819.The Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain built in 1893, commemorates the 7th Earl of Shaftesbury (1801-1885) who abolished child labour.
Piccadilly Circus appears in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, when Harry, Ron and Hermione narrowly avoid being hit by a bus.
Where is Piccadilly Circus? It is above Piccadilly Station in zone 1. Piccadilly serves the Bakerloo, Piccadilly lines.
What is nearby on foot? Fortnum and Masons 5 mins, Lillywhites 1 mins, The Criterion Theatre 1 min, Trafalgar Square 10 mins.
Did you know? The Neon signs have been turned off twice for states funerals, the first was for Winston Churchill (1874-1965) and the second was for Princess Diana (1961-1997). The lyrics “Imagine all the people living life in peace” appeared on the Neon signs in 2002, when Yoko Ono paid £150,000 show them for her late husband John Lennon (1940-1980).