Leicester Square ★☆☆
A bustling plaza of buskers, tourists, theatre-goers, and pub crawlers at the heart of London's West End
This leafy square lined by pubs, fast food joints, and movie multiplexes—and home to London's TKTS famed half-price kiosk for theatre tickets—teems at all hours with tourists and buskers, joined at night by club kids, theatre crowds, and pub crawlers.
Its movie palaces are where world premieres are held, its trees provides shade for buskers, street performers, and the weary tourists taking a break for a few minutes to watch, listen, and toss a few pound coins in their hats and guitar cases.
You can just cut through it, or you can hang around for 15–20 minutes enjoying the street life.