2. Picadilly Circus has nothing to do with clowns and acrobats
Some foreigners get confused with the “circus” moniker, but it’s just the Latin word for “circle” – akin to “public square”. Picadilly Circus is one of the busiest hubs in the heart of London’s West End, anchored by the famous Shaftesbury fountain that’s topped with the statue of Eros. It is surrounded by neon lights, theaters, shops, hustle and bustle. People from all walks of life meet, mingle and congregate here. You could say it’s a bit of a circus.