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Statue of Eros

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Address: Piccadilly Circus, London, England
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Odd statue.

This is a statue in the middle of Piccadilly Circus. It's different. I don't know what it is for. London has a lot of monuments and this one is pretty average. Not worth a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Lombard, Illinois
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Lombard, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a statue in the middle of Piccadilly Circus. It's different. I don't know what it is for. London has a lot of monuments and this one is pretty average. Not worth a trip out of the way but if you are there check it out.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Eros has for so many years adorned Piccadilly Circus, that I am sure that no one can remember when it wasn't there giving a focal point to this area It is still unique I believe in being made from aluminium at a time when this was almost unheard in statues or sculptures Remembering the Earl of Shaftesbury in this way... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We covered it through our hop on hop off tour. its a photo stop. lots of tourists. Can visit if you have time to spare Month of visit June 2011

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Holton Le Clay, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Apparently, Eros has been covered in hoardings because the powers to be are scared of it being vandalised over the xmas period. Why not just put a fence around it so we can still see it

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

We had spent a hectic touring day in London travelling from one attraction to another, mainly using the tube but also, at times, on foot. Our last stop for the day was Piccadilly Circus. We arrived there at about 5.00pm and the area was absolutely swarming with people. Some of them were workers beginning their daily commute home whilst there... More 

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Irving, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Fun to see. That whole area is neat. There is a Britannia store that's cool for souvenirs and there's a Boots close by in case you need any toiletries.

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Thank Rachel B
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I have never been when the statue is not covered in tourists sat all over it so no chance of any decent photo here its ok but really its just another sculpture

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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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Thank Citallwic
Southampton
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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 via mobile

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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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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