Piccadilly Circus is a popular hangout place and iconic tourist spot in London. Shaftesbury Memorial is the name of the famous fountain at the circus. Most travellers probably don’t know its name but would almost certainly snap a photo of it.
Piccadilly Circus is surrounded by theatres, shops, malls, hotels, restaurants, pubs and endless traffic. The neon signboards in the area are quite a scene at night; probably not as splendid as New York’s Time Square, but spectacular nonetheless.
When I first visited UK in 2001 there were lots of pizzerias and kebab stores around, but only a few of those remained in the area. I still managed to grab a pizza nearby, but disappointingly it wasn’t as good as it used to be.
Things change, inevitably.