Piccadilly Circus is a central square in the London Borough of the City of Westminster. It is famous because is the intersection of two of the most important streets of the city, Picadilly Street and Regent Street, one of the most commercial streets of London.
Built in 1819 in order to connect these streets, Picadilly Circus became a center of circulation of both people and vehicles. This particularity led the street to being a landmark and a meeting point in the West End of London. Also, the installation of illuminated advertising hoardings on buildings and six neon billboards -now with LED technology- have been its most popular attraction along with the Shaftesbury Memorial fountain topped by a statue of Anteros or Angel of Charity.
The square, very close to Soho and Theatreland, is surrounded by many famous buildings such as the London Pavilion. Under the square is the underground station Piccadilly Circus, one of the most central stations in London Tube.