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American Tour of London
American Tour of London

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th July 1975 Piccadilly line extension from Hounslow West opened as far as Hatton Cross.go to related location

19th July 1947 Born today: Brian May, London, rock guitarist (Queen-We are the Champions)

19th July 1821 The Coronation of George IV in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

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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