One of the most popular residential localities in London, Piccadilly Circus pertains to the city of Westminster. This pulsating area is furthermore one of the busiest shopping destinations in the homeland. Colourful and full of energy, Piccadilly Circus was founded in 1819 after connecting the Piccadilly shopping locality with Regent Street. Similar to Piccadilly Circus, Regent Street is home to a kind of splendid buying choices such as Banana Republic, Aquascutum, Burberry, D&A Opticians, Duchamp, the Ferrari shop, filoFax, Govida, Guess, Hackett London, Hawes & Curtis, Lacoste, Jaeger, Liberty, The ballpoint Shop, Hamleys and Hobbs among countless other high-end branded boutiques.
The title Piccadilly Circus was given to the junction many decades ago due to the detail that a very skilful tailor dwelled in this locality. This tailor was especially gifted in making piccadils (frilled collars damaged by men with a suit). Designed by one John Nash, the circus is one of the most recognisable locations in London. The Shaftsbury Memorial Fountain is the main attraction of the area which was originally created in memory of the large Lord Shaftsbury himself. Years later the statue was renamed after the god of attractiveness and love according to very old Greek mythology, Eros.
The iconic billboards which add hue and feature to the enclosures were first established after 1895 when the Shaftsbury Avenue was opened appealing many visitors to the area. These huge billboards are in detail what have made the plaza a famous tourist attraction. Tourists may find a number of large shopping outlets at this very location itself such as Piccadilly Souvenirs, Co & Co Jewellery, Simply Gem, Crest of London, Octopus and John English. So, book one of the London Piccadilly hotels for stay.