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Statue of Eros

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Address: Piccadilly Circus, London, England

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Eros is perched on a column in a fountain. Tourists normally like to sit on the steps around the fountain, looking like pigeons perching. Eros is made out of aluminum and was... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Eros is perched on a column in a fountain. Tourists normally like to sit on the steps around the fountain, looking like pigeons perching. Eros is made out of aluminum and was unveiled in 1893.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

The statue of Eros is the focal point of Piccadilly Circus. It is slightly over shadowed by the gleaming advertising but its steps make a good place to rest a while. It use to stand in the centre of the circus but in the 80's was moved to the newly pedestrianised south side to ease traffic. If you have seen... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

When visiting London as a tourist you have to visit Piccadilly Circus and see the statue, it really is iconic, but I wouldn't make it a destination in itself. It does make an interesting stop along a walk through the city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Right at the center of Piccadilly Circus, this fountain is great for having a nice relaxing seat and resting your sore feet.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is a lovely statue atop a famous fountain right in the heart of Picadilly Circus. An ideal and popular meeting spot the statue atop the fountain is commonly referred to as the Statue of Eros but is said to actually be the Statue of Anteros. Very touristy, it is an excellent place for lovely photos as you get great... More 

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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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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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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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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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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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St. James's
Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII, the aristocratic “Clubland” of St James's is a premier destination for high end craft and bespoke design. Here you’ll lose count of the Royal Warrants (which indicate that the Royal Family patronizes the establishment) seen in shop front windows, even during a short stroll to bordering Green Park or St James’s Park. With the brightly lit and constantly buzzing junction of Piccadilly Circus at its northeast corner and none of Central London too far away, this is an surprisingly central and accessible part of town, especially given its prosperous demeanor.
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