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Statue of Eros

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Address: Piccadilly Circus, London, England

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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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

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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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Horsham, United Kingdom
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Friends, Couples and Individuals can visit Eros and take in the atmosphere. Always a busy thoroughfare and a good meeting point to explore the rest of London.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

So Picacadilly Circus is between Oxford Circus and Lecister Square. A great meeting point for friends and this must be the Central Point and distinctive landmark. From here one can people watch and see all the activity.  Especially at night, this is where the action starts. However obviously the reason why one has to come here because it is like Times... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

you will do.well to get a picture here always busy but.does.look impressive though at end of the day it is.only a statue

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Address: Piccadilly Circus, London, England
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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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