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Statue of Eros

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Address: Piccadilly Circus, London, England
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Petty small, pretty overwhelmed by what's around it

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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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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Thank MissMagdalen
Israel
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Maxim123153
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Imposing statue of Eros in a Piccadilly Circus. An absolute icon of London. At height above the local area so you can view from surrounding streets.

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Windlesham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

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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Thank Roger G
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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 13 November 2016

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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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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