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Leicester Square Odeon Cinema
One of the largest cinemas in Leicester Square is the Odeon, home to many London premieres. Harry Potter fanatic that I am, I was lucky enough to be here the week that Prisoner of Azkaban opened in London, and the cinema was decked out in full "Dementor" style in honor of the premiere held here in May 2004.
Best value and most original cinema in town
The prince Charles Cinema is Englands only remaining independent repatory cinema, and as such, not only offers a wonderful variety of movies old and new (usually four different each day) but, with screenings from as little as £1.50, is also about the cheapest picture house you're likely to find anywhere in the UK. Situated immediately off Leicester Square, right in the heart of the west end, the Charles is a strict DO NOT MISS for anyone who likes a sense of the old fashioned service and real experience with their flicks.
There is only one screen, so no annonymous, let's have your cash and to hell with your viewing pleasure that you get in modern multiplexes, the Charles is all about the movie going experience which thrived in yesteryear. Popcorn and drinks are reasonably priced, staff are friendly and helpful (and generally film buffas themselves), and if all this does not give you that homely intimate feeling, the back two rows of the 470 (approx) auditorium are comprised of those old fashion double couple seats, that most people of my generation have never seen - ideal for that first or that hundred and first date.
Each friday there is a late night horror screening, and one Saturday a month is a spectacle to behold in the form of sing-along a sound of music. This is mutiny on the high cheese, with many people in Von-Trapp fancy dress competing to win a free one year pass to the cinema. It's a bit pricey at around £13.00, but it is worth it for the sheer fun - this is more than a movie, it's more like going to a show. And don't worry if you don't know the words, they are projected on the screen, so this is karaoke for the cringe proof.
As to the usual listings, you won't find the latest block buster at the Charles, although it may be shown three months after it has left all other screens. What you will find is a wonderful mix of art-house, cult, classics and random rough diamond pics form around the world. Get yourself along for a true movie experience that you simply will not find anywhere else.
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There’s green squares everywhere where you can sit to rest, eat or simply stay. When it’s sunny everyone goes to the street to enjoy the warm light.
Hay una gran cantidad de plazas verdes donde sentarse a descansar, comer o simplemente estar. Cuando hace sol todo el mundo sale a la calle a disfrutar de la calida luz.
In the middle of Leicester Square there is a statue of King George.
King is sitting on a horse and holding a sword.
King George is very famous king but the statue is not very attractive and ignored.
Have you heard the stories of King George?
Leicester Square is the one of the most visited place in London. The whole are I surrounded by fast food restaurants and shops.
In the middle of Leicester Square there is a small park with seating arrangements but it closes in the evening.
LEICESTER SQUARE (pronounced "lester")
It's the place for fun! There are the major movie theaters, the fast-food outlets, Häagen-Dazs cafe and the disco entrances. It's crowded after midnight. It's great place just for watching people walking by and the liveliness can be cheering. There are Society of London Theatre ticket kiosk which sells
half-priced tickets for many of that evening's performances.
We visited the musical "The Wicked" a fantastic happening! You can easly get cheap tickets at Leicester Square.
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What a crowd!
...leicester square is often home to the crowds that come to see the stars at film premiers but they are never as big as this.
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Leicester Square's small park
There's a small park in the middle of Leicester Square that has lots of benches to sit down and relax at, as well as a statue in the middle, of Shakespeare surrounded by dolphins.
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Looking for a club, a theater or cinema? Sure you will find it here. Certainly this place will entertain you.
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Shopping, eating and people watching. The square is crowded, but its a great place to absorb the culture. Soho is a short walk, as is Chinatown and Trafalgar Sq.
The place to see the musicals or simply wandering throgh the crowds.
Be sure to see at least 1 musical during your time in London.
London comes alive at night around this square!!!
You can feel almost a mediterrannean atmosphere on this square! Slow motion, people sitting in caffees...
Cut-price ticket booth in the middle of the square. Cinemas, theatres, restaurants, cafes, pubs etc. Chinatown is very nearby - go there to eat OK?
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