Lights out at London's Piccadilly Circus - until autumn

The famous neon signs at London's Piccadilly Circus will now remain dark for months. On Monday morning, the lights were switched off at one of the most photographed intersections in the world.


The reason is technical innovations. As the owner of the advertising spaces, the real estate company Land Securities, announced in advance, a single giant high-resolution screen made of light-emitting diodes will now be installed instead of the existing screens. The work is expected to last until the fall. Until then, the neon signs will remain off - this had previously only been the case during World War II, at the funerals of Winston Churchill (1965) and Princess Diana (1997), and during the so-called Earth Hour (2009). (SDA)


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