Where to Stay in Leicester Square, London

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Updated: September 11, 2020

Staying near Leicester Square in London.

Leicester Square in central London.

• Best Hotels near Leicester Square: Radisson Blu Edwardian, HampshireThistle PiccadillyAssembly Hotel

Leicester Square is a bustling area of central London with theatres, cinemas, shops, cafés, restaurants, casinos, and nightclubs.

It’s easy to get around on foot and there are plenty of places to sit outdoors next to fountains and cafes.

Leicester Square is less than a 5 minutes walk to London’s Chinatown, West End Theatres, Soho, Piccadilly Circus, and Trafalgar Square.

You can purchase tickets for most West End shows in Leicester Square. It’s an easy walk to the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square to admire artwork by the Impressionists and Renaissance artists.

There are bars and casual restaurants in and around Leicester Square ranging from steak houses to Asian, Chinese, Turkish, Italian, American, and Indian eateries. There are also many fast food takeaways in the area.

Several mid-range to luxury hotels sit within a short walk of Leicester Square. Airbnb also offer a selection of reasonably-priced studios, rooms, and apartments near Leicester Square.

The area has 2 main underground stations – Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus. You can reach King’s Cross/St. Pancras Stations and London Heathrow Airport on the Piccadilly Line from either station. If you wish to access the fast link train to Heathrow, you can travel to Paddington Station on the Bakerloo line from Piccadilly Circus station.

If you’re flying in and out of Gatwick, there are several buses from Trafalgar Square to London Victoria where you can catch the Gatwick Express train.

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