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James Bond in London: The Tour
James Bond in London: The Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

23rd September 1941 General de Gaulle forms French government in exile in London.

23rd September 1909 Susan Travers, the only woman to join the French Foreign Legion, was born in London.

23rd September 1814 Work began on the original Southwark bridge by John Rennie.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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