Leicester Square's charm arises
from its unpretentious and intimate feel. The only monument as such
in the square is the central marble fountain, with Shakespeare on top,
and dolphin accoutrements around.
Die Verbindung mit dem Kino kann bis 1790
zurueckgefuehrt werden, Panoramas wurden im Leicester Place in einem zweckgebildeten
kreisrunden Gebaeude ausgestellt. Das Gebaeude wurde 1850 in eine franzoesische
Kirche (Notre Dame de France) umgewandelt, und obwohl es im 2. Weltkrieg
zerbomt. and although it was bombed in World War II, the current church
on the site has again been built in a circular shape.
Here you will find the famous Half Price
Ticket Booth for the theater. It is a wonderful way to snap
up last-minute bargain tickets for many of London's top shows. There is
only one official Half Price Ticket Booth in London, situated in the clocktower
building adjoining the garden on the south side of Leicester Square (the
only building inside the square).
By night, Leicester Square is one of the
busiest spots in London. Buskers entertain the crowds with anything from
an impromptu song to a political rant, tourists pay good money to have
their faces ridiculed by cruel cartoonists and suburban kids queue to
dance the night away at the Hippodrome, Equinox or Maximus.
Leicester Square is still the perfect place to catch an afternoon matinee
followed by a cappucino and gossip in one of the many pavement cafes.
The Square is a popular meeting place for friends looking for a drink
and a chat after a hard days slog and for tourists who seem to enjoy congregating
outside the tube station. The cinemas claim to be the biggest and best
but consequently tickets are the most expensive in town.
People watching is one of Leicester Square's great attractions as representatives
from virtually every country walk past and simply gawk at each other.
Ordinary people are interesting enough but if you're really lucky you
get the chance to eyeball visiting stars who attend the regular movie
Leicester Square Tube