Leicester Square

Leicester Square is a square in the West End of London, England. It was laid out in 1670 and is named after Leicester House, a mansion on the site, and its owner Robert Sidney, 2nd Earl of Leicester. It was a gentrified residential area in the eighteenth century, and it became an entertainment district near by the turn of the nineteenth century, featuring hotels, brothels, theatres, and other entertainments.

Coordinates

Latitude: 51.510415995472
Longitude: -0.129634737750