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Eros (London)

Eros, in the West End of London, is one of the most famous statues in the world.

It is situated at Piccadilly Circus, where Regent Street is joined by Piccadilly and Shaftesbury Avenue.

In fact, although the statue is always taken to be of Eros, the Greek God of Love, it is actually the Angel of Christian Charity.

The statue of the little boy with a bow and arrow was created by the famous sculptor Alfred Gilbert in 1893, to commemorate Anthony Ashley Cooper, the Earl of Shaftesbury, who fought for improved conditions for the lowly-paid. It was the first statue to be cast in aluminium.

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