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Statue of Eros

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Address: Piccadilly Circus, London, England
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Symbol of Piccadilly Circus

Piccadilly Circus just wouldn’t be the same without the Statue of Eros delicately balanced way up there on that plinth. Yes, the statue arguably might get more attention and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 6, 2015
Columbia, South Carolina

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Piccadilly Circus just wouldn’t be the same without the Statue of Eros delicately balanced way up there on that plinth. Yes, the statue arguably might get more attention and praise if it were in a different, less people- and traffic-congested location where it could be admired as art rather than icon, but it still belongs right where it is.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

The statue is fine but it is in a very busy and rather gloomy location. The base and surrounding steps always seem to be covered in tourists just sitting or eating so hard to get a good photo.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

If you travel to Piccadilly Circus in order to see Eros, I fear you will be sadly disappointed. He is somewhat lost in the grotty location and is rather dark. If you are in the locality have a look bit don't waste time or money on a special trip.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

It is nothing but the statue of a winged archer poised with his bow that is known as The Statue of Eros - the God of Love.

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The Statue of Eros is completing the beautiful Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain in the centre of the famous road junction and it's a quite expressive statue. The place can be extremely crowded and there are many street performers.

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New Forest National Park, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Lovely statue showing the quirkier side of historical London with the God of Love. Easy to get to but can get crowded during main part of the day - earlier or later are better.

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Eros is a focus of attention each New Year's Eve and so it gets a protective covering around this time. If you want the classic photo opportunity, you need to avoid visiting at this time, or appreciate your photo will take on different look. I visited in Dec 2014 and you can see the attached photo for how it looked.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

It is not a very large statue but it is beautiful and iconic. Lovely to sit under and bask in the sun. Time flies while you sit gazing at this wonderful statue or simply enjoy people watching.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The focal point of Piccadilly Circus, this famous aluminium statue is one of two copies (I once saw its twin when it went on show elsewhere a few years ago) and is officially the Shaftesbury Memorial (which may be the reason for the arrow apparently being shot into the ground...) I have seen this many times over the years and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Eros is the statue located on top of the Shaftesbury Avenue Memorial fountain in Piccadilly Square. This is an extremely popular meeting and photography point for tourists. The statue is of a winged, naked archer and was created in 1893. It was commissioned as a memorial to the 7th Earl of Shaftesbury who was a famous philanthropist and politician. There... More 

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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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