The area in and around Piccadilly Circus is popular, with the London Pavilion, Shaftesbury Memorial, and Criterion Theatre all being located around its vicinity. A tube station was also installed underground adding to the bustle of the area.
Apart from these obvious places of tourist attraction, the Piccadilly Circus has itself gained in popularity due to its famous setting. The first electric advertisements here appeared in 1910 and since then large billboards and neon signs have dominated the area. Of these certain adverts like the Coca Cola, Sanyo and TDK ads have been there for over 50 years with little or no change at all.
The Shaftesbury Monument Memorial Fountain which used to be at the centre of the circus was shifted to the South-western side after World War II. This monument with the winged statue of a nude archer is a London icon. Though meant to depict Anteros (Eros’s twin brother), the statue is popularly called Eros – the god of love. This was the first aluminium cast statue in the world.
A popular place to relax for the old and new on account of the numerous entertainments and shopping available, Piccadilly Circus is an interesting spot to visit. If travellers are looking for luxury Mayfair hotels then Millennium Hotel London Mayfair is an ideal choice. This conveniently located hotel in London Mayfair is within easy reach of such attractions as Piccadilly Circus.