Mayor Boris Johnson has re-opened Leicester Square, home to many a film premiere in the West End, after a £15.3 million facelift and launched five days of celebrations.
For the past 17 months, premieres have been taking place elsewhere to allow work to be taken out on the iconic Square, creating thousands of square metres of smooth granite paving, a central water feature around the old Shakespeare statue and lights installed by the trees to make the whole area glow at night.
“Leicester Square has long been an international destination for red-carpet film premieres, as well as a central meeting place for people visiting the West End’s wealth of theatre, restaurants and bars,” says Westminster Council Deputy Leader, Robert Davis.
“This ambitious regeneration project has breathed new life into the square and has given it a vibrant new feel which is more in keeping with its international reputation.
“Central London deserves a state-of-the-art cultural destination, particularly in this Olympic year, and we hope Londoners and visitors alike will be impressed with the results.”
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