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Thames Embankment, London, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sitatuated on the embankment at Victoria you can find yourself too close to see the full glory of this impressive monument with the two sphinx guarding it unless you are on one of the guided river boats or the nearby bridge. If walking by make...More

Thank Thecatsmum4
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Cleopatra Needles and it's two Sphinx are located on the banks of the Thames on the Embankment. The Needle was made in Egypt around 1450BC making it probably the oldest statue in the UK. It was transported to London from Egypt in 1877, I was...More

Thank Stuart B
Reviewed 2 September 2018

London acquired this piece of ancient Egyptian history in about 1877. It sits on the Thames Embankment, flanked by 2 sphinxes equally imposing. If you notice some chips out of one of the sphynx, that was a souvenir from bombing during WW II. The proper...More

Thank on_the_go_98765
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent place Well worth the tour London has slot of history It is close to the Embankment underground station. It was presented to the United Kingdom in 1819 by the ruler of Egypt and Sudan Muhammad Ali, in commemoration of the victories of Lord Nelson...More

1  Thank Kajolrani
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Interesting site/monument. Best seen from the river, because it is very near to the Thames, and around some trees. There is a little description on the side.Amazing as a story, but at night it is not lited.

Thank doralaci
Reviewed 20 July 2018

It's free because it was erected on the Victoria Embankment. You just across street to take pictures. It was overlooked by tourist because of its location.

Thank wari s
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

The Cleopatra Needle and two Sphinx are located in London on the banks of the River Thames near the Waterloo Bridge. The Needle obelisk was originally erected in Egypt back in 1450Bc. It was transported to the UK from Alexandria in 1877. The obelisk survived...More

1  Thank FrequentFlier756853
Reviewed 30 June 2018

Landmark Egyptian obelisk located on the Victoria Embankment near the Golden Jubilee Bridges. Hard to miss!

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 21 May 2018

located on the bank of the Thames by Embankment Pier, its free for anyone to walk by touch and even sit on

Thank Adam H
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Cleopatra's Needle is the name given to this ancient Egyptian obelisk which can be found on the north bank of the River Thames on the Victoria Embankment. It was originally erected in the city of Heliopolis and was apparently brought to London in 1877. It...More

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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized
lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is
not just considered the heart of this bustling London
hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this
esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as
well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most
popular cultural attractions including the National
Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to
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