Piccadilly is a major street in central London, England. It runs from Hyde Park Corner in the west to Picadilly in the east, and is completelky within the City of Westminster.
Until the 17th century, Piccadilly was known as Portugal Street. That name changed to Piccadilly when a tailor named Robert Baker bought a large tract of land in what was open country to the west of London and built a mansion there. It became known as Piccadilly Hall. He had gained his fortune making and selling piccadills (stiff collars with scalloped edges which were the fashion at the time)
Piccadilly is the home to a number of famous locations in London. There is Fotnum and Mason, the Royal Academy, the Ritz Hotel, the RAF Club and Waterstone's.
The Piccadilly Line of the London Underground takes its name from Piccadilly and part of the line travels under Piccadilly. Green Park, Hyde Park Corner and Piccadilly Circus tube stations are all located in or near Piccadilly.
In Bram Stoker's novel, Dracula, Count Dracula pwns a house near Piccadilly.The Ritz, Piccadilly, London