This square, in the center of London, was built in 1819 to connect Regent Street with the busier Piccadilly Street. Today it is more than that as it is a tourist attraction, meeting point and a party and shopping area. It links to Leicester Square (Chinatown and Soho), is home to many prominent buildings such as the London Pavilion (1859) and the Criterion Theatre (1874) and has its own Metro stop (Piccadilly Circus, of course). It never sleeps and is like Times Square, New York. The neon billboards are illuminated day and night. In between, there is the Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain (1893) and the statue of Eros.