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Statue of Eros

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Address: Piccadilly Circus, London, England
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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Jaipur, India
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McAlester, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 4 weeks ago

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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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016 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 January 17, 2016

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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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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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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