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TOUR OF THE MONTH

American Tour of London
American Tour of London

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

25th May 1959 Born today: Cathryn Harrison, London England, actress (Old Woman in Black Moon)

25th May 1905 Born today: Binnie Barnes, London, actress (Adv of Marco Polo, Diamond Jim)

25th May 1878 Gilbert/Sullivans opera HMS Pinafore, premieres in London

Lord Shaftesbury - A.K.A. - Eros



Lord Shaftesbury - A.K.A. - Eros

Statue commemorates Victorian Philanthropist Lord Shaftesbury

Location: Piccadilly Circus, W1R

Description: Whilst wandering through London and taking in the visual delights that confront the human eye everywhere, remember to take in Piccadilly Circus.

Why... well maybe because the statue that sits centre stage and looks quite bizarre commemorates the great Victorian Philanthropist Lord Shaftesbury.

It actually represents not 'Eros the God', but the 'Angel of Christian Charity'. And who better to honour than Shaftesbury... I mean at 84 years of age and on his death bed he did lament...'I cannot bear to leave the world with all the misery in it.'

Tagged in this Tour: Top 10 London Landmarks: Silver

Themes: HistoricalHistorical Theme  SculptureSculpture Theme
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Credits: Judy Lloyd

Lord Shaftesbury - A.K.A. - Eros

Statue commemorates Victorian Philanthropist Lord Shaftesbury


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