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Leicester Square Gardens

Find information about opening times and facilities in Leicester Square Gardens

Opening times

Open everyday, from 8am. Park closing times vary by the time of year.

About the park

The Square has  a central marble fountain which contains a 19th-century statue of Shakespeare, surrounded by mature London plane trees creating a significant tree canopy overhead. The Square features a splash water feature and an abundance of floral displays.

Venue notes

Leicester Square Gardens is wheelchair accessible.

Dogs are welcome at this park.



Leicester Square
City of Westminster
United Kingdom


There are four gates at each of the corners of the Square each with a bust of a notable historical figure  Sir Isaac Newton, the scientist; Sir Joshua Reynolds, the first President of the Royal Academy; John Hunter, an early surgeon, and the artist William Hogarth. The Square also contains a statue of Charlie Chaplin.

Leicester Square is one London’s best known public Squares and hub of entertainment and activity. The Square has become the capitals’ prime location for hosting film premieres and hosts various celebrity events. The whole area of Leicester Square was pedestrianised in the 1980s, making the entire area  feel like a public space, however, the specific Leicester Square Gardens are situated at the heart and centre of the Square.

Published: 29 April 2022

Last updated: 11 May 2022