What Has 27 Bells, 11 Figures, 4 Ringers And A Couple Of Clocks? Leicester Square's Glockenspiel, Of Course

What Has 27 Bells, 11 Figures, 4 Ringers And A Couple Of Clocks? Leicester Square's Glockenspiel, Of Course

Many a Londoner will remember the capital's former Swiss Centre. The popular tourist attraction sat at the edge of Leicester Square and was home to gifts, souvenirs and many a happy fondue. Since 2011 M&M's World has been its tourist-centric replacement, but a special part of the Swiss Centre still remains just metres from where it first stood.  

The Swiss glockenspiel, which features no less than 27 bells, two clocks and 11 moving figures, can still be enjoyed by visitors to bustling Leicester Square. And if you have trouble seeing it, you'll almost certainly hear it. Every hour on the hour, the bells still chime and the figures continue to dance around the clock.

Last Updated 12 March 2019