I don`t know whether it`s just this year or London is always under construction, but hardly can you find any place that is not under further refinement...pffff. I feel so sorry for all these tourists who came and found Eros Statue, at Piccadilly Circus, enclosed by a something-foot box....and Eros is just an example!
What else is worth visiting there? Mmmm, the illuminated screens of course! Yes, they`ve been refurbished for weeks, but now they can be found without scaffoldings! Yiha, that means it`s shooting time!
I just love these screens. They are standing in awe both in the daylight and during the night.
They remind me of Time Square in NY,what do you thing? As I have already mentioned in some previous post, you can find anything in London..... in a miniature version though!
Some info: Piccadilly Circus was surrounded by illuminated advertising hoardings on buildings, starting in the early 1900s, but only one building now carries them. The site is unnamed, but it`s usually referred to as "Monico" after the Café Monico, which used to be on-site. To be honest, I have never heard anyone call them 'Monico'....
Coca-Cola has had a sign at Piccadilly Circus since 1954, but the current placed sign dates from September 2003.
Hyundai Motors sign is the newest of the six, launching on 29 September 2011
TDK added its sign in 1990,
McDonald's added its sign in 1987,
Samsung added its sign in November 1994, and
One Piccadilly was added in late 2013, underneath the Samsung and McDonald's signs, which allowed other companies to advertise for both short- and long-term leases, increasing the amount of advertising space by using the same screen for multiple brands. Now, this screen is engaged by Boots.
On special occasions the lights are switched off, such as the deaths of Winston Churchill in 1965 and Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997. On 21 June 2007, they were switched off for one hour as part of the Lights Out London campaign.
All my posts stand as a compelling reason to pay a visit to London with the first chance.
I hope I`ve made you see reason.
But more are yet to come...
Till next time!
Basketball Tee, Primark
Spiral Rings, River Island
Sunnies, River Island