London is the centre of attention these days. First it shined with Olympics, its preparations followed by outclass opening and closing ceremonies and then came the Paraolympics. Piccadilly Circus is the current treat for the Londoners.
Piccadilly Circus Circus hosting big top performers dates back to 18th century. Trapeze artists, aerial acrobats, hula hoopers and jugglers showed their talents on London's busy streets. The free shows featured Chinese pole artists dressed in colourful huge frocks, clowns and BMX street dance.
Around 250 circus artists were there to cheer up the ecited crowd including a number of tourists. The area around Piccadilly Circus, Regent Street, Lower Regent Street, Waterloo Place and Shaftesbury Avenue was tighty packed with spectators gathered to watch the dazzling show.
The Mayor of London hosted the one-off event which was organised to celebrate the Olympics and Paralympics.
'Piccadilly Circus Circus is a truly one-off spectacle, a thrilling highlight of the many free events we are hosting to celebrate the Games.'
'Not many people know that 18th century London was home to modern circus and the first shopping arcades in Britain.'
The circus was intentionally kept secret from public before it kicked off with performers zip-wiring from buildings and actors parading down Regent Street. The showful event will be closed to traffic until 5am tomorrow morning.