Mark Wallinger

Piccadilly Circus

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The original station building, designed by Leslie Green, was closed in 1929 and demolished in the 1980s. The replacement station, constructed between 1925 and 1928, on the corner of Jermyn Street, Piccadilly and Haymarket, is a sub-surface, circular booking hall which was designed by Holden.

A world map in the station ticket hall, dating from the 1920s, contains a linear clock that shows the time in all parts of the world.

In Paul McCartney’s video for the song Press (1986), he is seen walking around the station, boarding a train and chatting with travellers. Many of his fans have re-enacted the video, in a gesture known as ‘McPressing’.

Numerous theatres are situated around Piccadilly Circus, including Her Majesty’s Theatre, Piccadilly Theatre and Apollo Theatre. The Royal Academy of Arts is also within walking distance, as well as popular districts Soho and Chinatown.

Take a shopping spree down Regent Street, Jermyn Street and Saville Row.

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