Piccadilly Circus Station
64 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
There’s a reason we say a place is like Piccadilly Circus when it’s hectic: Half a million people pass through this station every day. Which explains why the busking spot at the bottom of its escalators is the most requested spot on the Underground. It’s the most lucrative. Keep an eye out for the one-handed guitar player. He’s awesome. He can play better than me. About a third of the way down the northbound platform of the Bakerloo line, there’s a brass barrier at the top of an unsigned secret spiral staircase. Go down this and it will take you straight to the top of the stairs for the Piccadilly line, a sneaky interchange that’s much quicker than the signed route.
Tips from locals
In Picadilly Circus you will find the big screens of London, from there you can walk to Leicester Square and have a look at M&M's store where you will be able to smell chocolate from far outside and just opposite to it you will find the famous Lego shop where you will find a replica of the Big Ben.
Walk from Picadilly Circus to St James Park to Buckingham palace - Westminster Bridge to Tate Modern.