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Reviewed 12 February 2019

I wanted to a real Egyptian obelisk, so I walked down to the Thames to see Cleopatra's Needle. While I found what I came to see, I was surprised to find a connection with it to World War I. The stone base of the statute...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 6 February 2019

... and it’s through artifacts that we get to channel into the thoughts of the ancients. This is why London’s Cleopatra’s Needle (Embankment Station, exit walk to the river and turn left) is so immersed in expectation, hope, pride; its story stretches more than its...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 31 January 2019

The granite obelisk (renamed Cleopatra's Needle) was erected in the Egypt around 1450 BC. It was presented to the United Kingdom in 1819 in commemoration of battle victories, but it did not get transported to London until the late 1800s. The hieroglyphics are still very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TravelFan48105
Reviewed 5 January 2019

One of 3 obelisks named Cleopatra's Needle, the other two being in Paris and New York City. Turns of the name Cleopatra's Needle is a bit of a misnomer as all three were already a 1000 years old by the time of Cleopatra. This one...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 January 2019

Viewed from the river as part of a cruise as well as walking from Temple underground station on the District Line. Commentary on cruise said the adjacent guardian sphinx headed lions are pointing in the wrong direction but they look good LOL.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 7 December 2018

Nice for a quick photo stop. Not much to it and the obelisk isn’t as nice as the one in Paris. The sphinx statues that flank it are more interesting.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jaimeelsabio
Reviewed 27 October 2018

it is located on the northside of river thames along the victoria embankment. it is a tall coloum and resemblance of a needle.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jeff1955malaysia
Reviewed 15 September 2018

Sitatuated on the embankment at Victoria you can find yourself too close to see the full glory of this impressive monument with the two sphinx guarding it unless you are on one of the guided river boats or the nearby bridge. If walking by make...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Thecatsmum4
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Cleopatra Needles and it's two Sphinx are located on the banks of the Thames on the Embankment. The Needle was made in Egypt around 1450BC making it probably the oldest statue in the UK. It was transported to London from Egypt in 1877, I was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TheDealBeans
Reviewed 2 September 2018

London acquired this piece of ancient Egyptian history in about 1877. It sits on the Thames Embankment, flanked by 2 sphinxes equally imposing. If you notice some chips out of one of the sphynx, that was a souvenir from bombing during WW II. The proper...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized
lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is
not just considered the heart of this bustling London
hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this
esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as
well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most
popular cultural attractions including the National
Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to
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