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Statue of Eros

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Address: Piccadilly Circus, London, England
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Usually we visit London nearer to Christmas and for some reason Eros is hidden away behind hoardings. This time it was fully open with many people sitting on its steps... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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Windlesham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was born in London and worked there for many years and always loved seeing Eros. Some years back it was moved as part of a layout change and is now often boarded up for protection. But if you get to see it, you'll fall in love!!

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Usually we visit London nearer to Christmas and for some reason Eros is hidden away behind hoardings. This time it was fully open with many people sitting on its steps. Unfortunately for us it Piccadilly Circus was so busy we didn't get that near, but it was still nice to see

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This has always been a landmark.Yet it is quite fragile and is boarded up when major crowds are expected to protect it.I can remember the days when there used to be Shoshone men in red coats and flower sellers.All now long gone.A very crowded area nonetheless.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 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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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 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 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 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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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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