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Statue of Eros

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Address: Piccadilly Circus, London, England
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It's a statue...

It's good to see & get a photo of, but you'll be here about 10-15 minutes...unless you're stopping for a rest. It gets really busy here, with loads of people taking a seat for a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's good to see & get a photo of, but you'll be here about 10-15 minutes...unless you're stopping for a rest. It gets really busy here, with loads of people taking a seat for a while. Carole : )

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very popular location for tourists to spend time around, relax, take pictures (not the best pictures though due to the crowd) and people watch; always busy day or night.

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Rijeka, Croatia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At the center of the Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain, which steps are beloved resting point for tourists and locals, stands the statue of Anteros, Greek god of requited love and brother of Eros. He is, actually, similar to Eros, but has longer hair and butterfly wings. The official name of this famous London landmark is The Angel of Christian Charity as... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

It's certainly a beautiful statue. The intricate details are unbelievable and even though it's not very big it seems to engage with its surroundings and with the passers-by.

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

Iconic symbol of London's "West End" Theatre & Entertainment District.The Eros statue is an ideal focal point to suggest as a meeting place for friends. There are lots of statues around London, most are stone renditions of heavy weight worhies and royal's of the past. The Eros statue is a bit of a departure because it is light, fanciful and... More 

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McAlester, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

A busy place in the middle of the summer in London. We were sightseeing and came here. Had our picture taken with the bobby.

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Jaipur, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

This kind of statue is very common in all over Europe and other historical cities. Eros on the top of a fountain. Always occupied by tourists sitting around it, so you never get a clear background of the statue for your pictures. You need not to go specially for this attraction, as while visiting Piccadilly circus, this will be an... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

The Statue of Eros is located in the center of the roundabout known as Piccadilly Circus in London's west end. It is a must see on the tourist circuit.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

At Piccadilly Circus there is a fountain atop which is a winged statue of Eros with his bow. This is sometimes referred to as the Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain. It was unveiled in 1893 and has been shifted slightly from it's earlier location. It is a pretty fountain and statue but it is difficult to get a clear picture of it... More 

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Lombard, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016 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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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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