This is apparently the first time a sign slot has become available in 33 years.
I have photographed the signs over the years, and you can see a collection of pictures on my Flickr page dating as far back as 1999 when Nestle had the prime position now occupied by Coke.
It is also an amazing sight when you fly into London from the south east – the light spill is dazzling at night to say the least. Piccadilly Circus is probably one of the world’s most famous outdoor advertising locations after perhaps Times Square.
I wonder what will go up in the Sanyo sign’s place?