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Statue of Eros

Piccadilly Circus, London, England (Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park )
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Ranked #662 of 1,134 Attractions in London
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

One of the interesting things you can see at Piccadilly Circus is the Shaftesbury Monument Memorial Fountain, erected on the square in 1893 to commemorate the works of Lord Shaftesbury. The fountain is topped by the Statue of Eros, the winged archer. Eros is also known as the God of Love. While not a major attraction, the fountain and Eros... More

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Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Amazing. Skylines shooting flames (anti lag) Lamborghini's (even a Diablo), motor bikes, mercs and more Not your average boy racers, loud isn't even the word. They brought Piccadilly Circus to a stand still, people mobbed the cars, busses Queued up at a total stand still. Pretty good experience

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Of course the statue of Eros is just another statue in London, but imagine London and Piccadilly Circus without this statue. It is intertwined with the image of London as Tower Bridge, Nelson's column, the Big Ben etc. You will pass this statue presumably several time during your visit to London and only notice if some dark force had let... More

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Gilberdyke
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

It seems to me that this is one of those tourist places that’s famous for being famous. I wouldn’t call it an attraction, other than something to photograph, if you like, and be able to say you’ve been there. It’s a good meeting place, and now I’ve run out of reasons for going there.

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

A tick off the bucket list. Sat on statue in Piccadilly Circus with a whole heap of other tourists snapping photos. Looked like a lot of locals eat their lunch their. Been there, done that. Not something to go out of your way for, just a by the way.

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Frankland, Western Australia.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

It was very cold the day I was here so I didn't linger for long, but Its a good spot to sit and rest and watch the world go by. Many tourists were congregating here and everyone appeared to be very friendly towards other travellers.

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Istanbul
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Right on Piccadilly Circus; this is a nice little statue. The steps provides a place to relax if you've been walking around for a while. Always crowded and a popular meeting point.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

it's just a statue. you can take photos of it and inevitably take photos of other tourists while doing so. i wonder how many people have me on their photos

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

This wonderful little statue and fountain seem a bit out of place now in modern day Piccadilly Circus where big glaring electronic advertising boards and huge chain shops compete for the attention of the crowds that surge through this part of London every day. But the statue is a quaint little reminder of the heritage of London and is something... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012 via mobile

The statue represents the angel of Christian charity and was build in honour of lord Shaftesbury who fought for the abolition of the minors work. The statue itself is nice and a common meeting place

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