The London Street Piccadilly is located in the municipality City of Westminster and one of the most famous streets of the city. It extends over 1.3 km from Piccadilly Circus (51 ° 30 ' 36 "N, 0 ° 8' 4" W51.51 - 0.13444444444444 ) in the northeast to Hyde Park Corner (51 ° 30 '9 "N, 0 ° 9 '3 " W51.5025 - 0.15083333333333 ) to the southwest. It forms the boundary between the Mayfair district to the north and St. James's and Green Park to the south. The numbering runs on the north side of East ( house number 1, near Picadilly Circus ) to West (149, near Hyde Park Corner ) and sits on the south side of West ( just east of house number 150 Green Park is the Ritz Hotel) to east ( 230, opposite Piccadilly Circus) continued.

The name of the street comes from the Schneider Robert Baker, who at the end of the 16th century and the beginning of the 17th century at the time requested, as piccadills designated garments, high, stiff collar meandering fashion set with lace ( from Spanish picadillo ) at the edges, produced. He built around the year 1612 in the west of the city, the house, which soon became known as Piccadilly Hall.


The specialized mainly on food shop Fortnum & Mason (number 181) was founded in 1707 by William Fortnum and Hugh Mason. It is now considered one of the most luxurious department stores in the city.

Opened in 1906, Hotel Ritz (number 150) is one of the most prestigious luxury hotels in the world. The neoclassical architecture was based on the design of the houses at the Paris Rue de Rivoli; the design comes from the architect Arthur Davis and Charles Mewes and the engineer Sven Bylander. It was the first hotel in the country with a private bathroom in every room.

Cambridge House, No. 94, is a former city palace in the Palladian style in the 18th century.

The Royal Academy of Arts ( house number 50-52 ) is located since 1868 in Burlington House on Piccadilly.


The Piccadilly Line of the London Underground runs under the road and opens it with the stations Piccadilly Circus, Green Park and Hyde Park Corner. In addition, along the road driving numerous bus lines, including the lines 9, 14, 19, 22 and 38 (as of August 2005).


In 1929, Ewald André Dupont, the director shot the film Piccadilly - night world with Gilda Gray and Anna May Wong. The Ritz Hotel on Piccadilly is known from several other films such as Notting Hill from 1999 starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant. 51.506944444444 - 0.14222222222222Koordinaten: 51 ° 30 ' 25 "N, 0 ° 8' 32 " W