Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Piccadilly Circus

The group at Piccadilly Circus, the famous junction connecting Regent Street with the Piccadilly shopping zone. The neon signs - visible above - have become a popular tourist attraction, and the junction also features a famous statue of Eros.

The thoroughfare now known as Piccadilly was originally named Portugal Street in honour of King Charles II's queen consort, but by 1743 the present name was being used.