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Statue of Eros

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The official name of the centrepiece is the Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain, named after the great Victorian philanthropist Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great to see The statue of Eros but situated where both where motorised and pedestrian traffic is very busy. Worth a visit and spending a few minutes looking at part of London's history.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The official name of the centrepiece is the Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain, named after the great Victorian philanthropist Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury. The sculpture of the fountain itself is of remark- able naturalistic proto-Art Nouveau invention, hence Pevsner's quotation "fishes of all kinds, and every class of molluscous and crustacean life, the crab, the lobster and such like".... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

This is a focal point in this area of London and one which gives a lot of history to London - a lot of locals and tourists use this as a meeting point as one can sit at the base of the statue and wait for your friends to meet you Look into the history behind the statue and you... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

This is a lovely statue, located on a wide podium in Piccadilly circus. As the place is always swarming with people (especially tourists), one can easily overlook this lovely statue.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

The first aluminium statue in the U.K., Eros should be an impressive thing to see. However, it is difficult to really look at amongst the hustle and bustle of the Circus. it has already been moved at least once - but I don't think this has helped it enough.

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Great looking statue, but would be good if the troughs around the edge could be filled with something to create a sloping ledge to stop it being used for rubbish.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I love this fountain. I know, it is extremely touristic. But there's a reason why certain things are popular. It is most definitely one of the must-see in London. I am privileged that I actually live walking distance from here. I also find this to be the perfect place to meet someone who doesn't know their way around London. The... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

It's an unattractive statue. What's it doing there? What oes it add to the Picadilly Xircus area? That area is gaudy already.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Lots of atmosphere in this area. Plenty to see and do. Nice photo opportunity here. Beware of pick pockets here.

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Smaller than you might imagine but beautiful. Can be seen from quite close up. Not to be missed if you are near Picadilly Circus.

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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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