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Pictures of Piccadilly

in the county of Greater London

About Piccadilly

One of the Capital's most noted places, Piccadilly sweeps uphill with handsome houses on one side and Green Park on the other. It stretches from Hyde Park Corner right into the heart of Piccadilly Circus, where hoardings and bright lights surround the statue of Eros, and glitzy signs light up the night-time sky.

Interestingly, Eros was erected late in the 19th-century to the 7th Earl of Shaftsbury. It was designed by Sir Alfred Gilbert, and was the first monument in London to be made of Aluminium.

Piccadilly is a noted shopping area, with a range of hotels, restaurants and cafe's. It offers dazzling night-life, theatres and pubs. For daytime there is a host of historic buildings to explore, these include; The Burlington Arcade built in 1819 for Lord Burlington, and The Royal Academy of Arts, which is situated in Burlington House.

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Shepherds Tavern, Mayfair

Mayfair (33 Pictures)

in the county of Greater London

(0.4 miles, 0.6 km of Piccadilly)

Mayfair has it all, it is the haunt of the rich and famous, with elegant houses and apartment buildings that are the sole province of the wealthy...

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London (3262 Pictures)

a Historic City in the county of Greater London

(0.6 miles, 1.0 km of Piccadilly)

London is one of the World's most exciting, cultural destinations where visitors can walk with history whilst enjoying all that is best of modern day facilities, shops, theatres.....

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Westminster (131 Pictures)

in the county of Greater London

(0.7 miles, 1.1 km of Piccadilly)

Of all the jewels in the City of Westminster, none shines more brightly than Westminster Abbey, stunning setting for the coronation of almost every English monarch since William the Conqueror was crowned there in 1066...

London - Marylebone, Paddington Place, Sept 2002

Marylebone (6 Pictures)

in the county of Greater London

(0.8 miles, 1.3 km of Piccadilly)

Marylebone is one of London's more affluent area's, it is home mostly to the well to do, and yet only a couple of centuries ago a large workhouse was built here to give shelter to the poor and homeless, often foundlings were discovered on the workhouse doorstep...

John Betjemen, St. Pancras Station

St Pancras (44 Pictures)

in the county of Greater London

(1.5 miles, 2.4 km, direction NE of Piccadilly)

The name of the area is taken from the boy martyred in AD 304. Pancras was the orphaned Christian son of a Phrygian nobleman who was brought up at the court of the Emperor in Rome...

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The Royal Institution of Great Britain

Royal Institution of Great Britain (1 Pictures)

(0.1 miles, 0.2 km)

For over 200 years, the Royal Institution of Great Britain has been 'diffusing science for the common purposes of life'. A range.....

St. James's Park, London

St James's Palace (28 Pictures)

(0.3 miles, 0.4 km)

The origins of St.James's Palace lie deeply rooted in the reign of King Henry VIII, it was the King who started the building of.....

Buckingham Palace, London

Buckingham Palace (113 Pictures)

(0.4 miles, 0.6 km)

Buckingham Palace is the first home and office of the Royal family in England, and has been the home to British sovereigns since.....

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Queen Victoria Memorial (18 Pictures)

(0.4 miles, 0.7 km)

The grand memorial statue to a great Queen and Empress standing almost at the doorway of Buckingham Palace, is best appreciated.....

Westminster Abbey, London

Westminster Abbey (84 Pictures)

(0.5 miles, 0.8 km)

Westminster Abbey is world famous for being the resting place of centuries of British monarchs, and as the place where.....

Stables at The Royal Mews, London

The Royal Mews (9 Pictures)

(0.5 miles, 0.8 km)

The Royal Stables at the side of Buckingham Palace, London. Established by George III in 1762 and Redesigned by John Nash in 1825.....

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Trafalgar Square (119 Pictures)

(0.5 miles, 0.8 km)

Perhaps the best known square in the world, and the place where pigeons often used to outnumber people. Certainly no pigeons.....


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