Piccadilly Circus is a world famous road junction and public space of London’s West End in the City of Westminster. It was built in 1819 to connect Regent Street with the major shopping street of Piccadilly. In this context, a circus (from the Latin word meaning “circle”, is a round open space at a street junction). The Piccadilly Circus tube station was opened March 10, 1906, on the Bakerloo Line, and on the Piccadilly Line in December of that year. In 1928, the station was extensively rebuilt to handle an increase in traffic. The phrase “It’s like Piccadilly Circus” is commonly used in the United Kingdom to refer to a place or situation which is extremely busy with people. I passed through this area of London in 2004. It’s definately something a tourist should experience when visiting London (in my opinion). It’s definately one of the busiest areas in the city. This photo of Picadilly Circus has been selected as the Daily Cool Photo on Running Wolf’s Rant for the 20th of November 2010.
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