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Piccadilly Circus

London, United Kingdom
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Perennially busy and illuminated by neon advertising, this intersection joins Regent and Coventry Streets, Shaftesbury Avenue, and Piccadilly. The highly commercialized area is generally a sea of tourists who come to be part of the spectacle, motion, and shopping at Waterstone's, Virgin Megastore, and Lillywhites. A focal point of the Circus is a fountain topped by a winged statue of Eros (actually titled "The Angel of Christian Charity"). As an aside: The name "Piccadilly" derives from "picadils," stiff collars that were a sartorial specialty of a 17th-century tailor. 

Perennially busy and illuminated by neon advertising, this intersection joins Regent and Coventry Streets, Shaftesbury Avenue, and Piccadilly. The highly commercialized area is generally a sea of tourists who come to be part of the spectacle, motion, and shopping at Waterstone's, Virgin Megastore, and Lillywhites. A focal point of the Circus is a fountain topped by a winged statue of Eros (actually titled "The Angel of Christian Charity"). As an aside: The name "Piccadilly" derives from "picadils," stiff collars that were a sartorial specialty of a 17th-century tailor. 

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