A new video artwork by David Hockney has premiered in central London. The artist’s work, titled Remember You Cannot Look At The Sun Or Death For Very Long, appeared on the Piccadilly Lights screen in Piccadilly Circus. It is also being shown on screens in New York, Los Angeles, Seoul, and Tokyo. (Ian West/PA) The video shows an animated sunrise and was created … [Read more...] about New video artwork by acclaimed artist David Hockney displayed in central London
One of the most celebrated roads in London, Piccadilly Street runs through the City of Westminster and touches so many important places. While evidence suggests it isn’t as old as the Roman occupation, it’s been around at least since Medieval times when it was known as “the road to Reading.” Today it dead ends at two of London’s most well-known locations and is surrounded by … [Read more...] about Top Ten London: Top 10 Things to See and Do in Piccadilly
In this article, I’m going to review a billboard. But not just any billboard, the most famous billboard in the world. Well, in London at least. I’m talking about, of course, the new electronic billboard that has replaced the previous iconic billboards at the heart of Piccadilly Circus. First some terminology - in Britain they don’t really use the word billboard. It’s a … [Read more...] about The New Piccadilly Circus Billboard: A Review
We reported earlier this year that the iconic billboards in Piccadilly Circus were being switched off for refurbishment. Many Londonphiles were very disappointed to hear this as it meant that tons of tourist photos would be ruined by scaffolding and hoardings. This was the longest stretch of time the lights were turned off since The War. Well, fear not! The renovations are … [Read more...] about London Alert: The Iconic Lights in Piccadilly Circus Have Been Turned Back On!
This news came a little too late for us to include in the 2018 London Annual, but Ripley's Believe it or Not in Piccadilly Circus has closed permanently. Though a note on their website says they are looking to relocate the collection. I've never been a fan of this attraction, it was showing it's age and made it onto our list of tourist traps to avoid. Their website has … [Read more...] about London Closure Notice: Ripley’s Believe It or Not in Piccadilly Circus Has Closed Permanently
Piccadilly Circus has to be the most famous road intersections in the world. It’s iconic for several reasons - the unique architecture surrounding it, the iconic advertisements that adorn the buildings, the statue of Eros in the middle. It’s a place that's known all over the world. And while it’s a challenging intersection to navigate on foot - and in a car - tourists flock … [Read more...] about London Places: 10 Facts and Figures About Piccadilly Circus in London That You Probably Didn’t Know