"We passed into Leicester Square"
Leicester Square (c.1880)
Public DomainLeicester Square (c.1880) - Credit: unknown

Pedestrianised Leicester Square holds a small park containing a statue of William Shakespeare; the statue bears the inscription, There is no darkness but ignorance.

It has been a centre of popular entertainment since the 19th Century, and remains so today; it is particularly well known now for its leading cinemas.