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Statue of Eros, London
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Piccadilly Circus is a road junction and public space of London's West End in the City of Westminster, built in 1819 to connect Regent Street with Piccadilly. In this context, a circus, from the Latin word meaning "circle", is a round open space at a street junction.Piccadilly now links directly to the theatres on Shaftesbury Avenue, as well as the Haymarket, Coventry Street (onwards to Leicester Square), and Glasshouse Street. The Circus is close to major shopping and entertainment areas in the West End. Its status as a major traffic junction has made Piccadilly Circus a busy meeting place and a tourist attraction in its own right. The Circus is particularly known for its video display and neon signs mounted on the corner building on the northern side, as well as the Shaftesbury memorial fountain and statue of Eros. It is surrounded by several notable buildings, including the London Pavilion and Criterion Theatre. Directly underneath the plaza is Piccadilly Circus tube station, part of the London Underground system.
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  • 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. 
  • 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...  more »
  • 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 Piccadi...  more »
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  • Anteros, Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain, Piccadilly Circus, Well Known Tourists Hub LandMark In Central London....
  • Busy and vibrant - if you like that kind of thing.
  • The spirit of freedom and democracy for all human beings!
  • Iconic statue right in the hearth of London. Pact with people!
  • The Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain celebrates the life and work of Anthony Ashley-Cooper the 7th Earl of Shaftesbury (1801-1885). A champion of the poor, Lord Shaftesbury pioneered much social reform in areas of education, child labour and alleviation of poverty. Alfred Gilbert's interpretation of Anteros was to reflect the life-long love that Lord Shaftesbury had towards the neglected and under-strata of society.