The statue of Eros at Piccadilly Circus in London has been a rendezvous for lovers, friends, drug dealers and paramours for a very long time. But make no mistake, Piccadilly’s famous lights has been existing for more than a century. It is London’s version of New York Times – or the other way around. Piccadilly is also a shopping paradise for luxury shoppers.
“I’ll meet you at the statue of Eros at Piccadilly Circus,” said a friend I’ve never met in 7 years. I sat on the steps at the base of the statue and she spotted me 5 minutes later.
This is the statue of Eros, the Greek God of Love by Alfred Gilbert.
Piccadilly leads to many roads. Soho London and the famous landmarks of Westminster can be conveniently reached from here on foot.
London’s famous double-decker, red bus passes through here, going to every directions.
Piccadilly Circus is famous for its flickering lights and illuminated billboards that started since 1908.
If you’ve played a game of British monopoly, Piccadilly is a square on the board.
Oscar Wilde mentioned Piccadilly Circus on his world-acclaimed play, “The Importance of Being Earnest.”
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