Leicester Square has reopened to the public today revealing what the past 17 months of reconstruction work have all been for.
Costing a massive £15.3million work on the area has finished just a few months before the Olympic Games are hitting the city and just a day before Ridley Scott’s Prometheus is due to premiere there.
So what does the new look Leicester Square look like? All the paving slabs have been replaced with granite stone that’s been imported from China while the garden in the middle has been given a spruce up in time for the summer months.
There’s also now a white granite seating area that borders the garden for extra sitting space and also providing a good viewing platform for anyone trying to get a glimpse of the Hollywood A-listers that frequent the square for premieres.
The space which used to be populated by late night revellers will now be locked up at night to ensure that it stays in a good condition while alcohol and ball games have also been banned from the area.
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