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Cleopatra's Needle

Thames Embankment, London, England
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Thames Embankment, London, England
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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"victoria embankment"
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"egyptian obelisk"
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"central park"
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"red granite"
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"interesting monument"
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"world war"
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"worth a stop"
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"worth taking a look"
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"ancient egypt"
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"piece of history"
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"thames river"
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"take pictures"
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"plaques"
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"sphinx"
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"erected"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 30 June 2018

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

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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

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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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Reviewed 30 April 2018

This is a piece of ancient Egypt set on the Thames embankment with two sphinx either side and informative plaques telling its story.

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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful structure, located on the bank of the Thames by Embankment Pier. The needle itself is flanked by two black sphinx, one of which was broken by a bomb that fell in the area in 1916. The needle was originally from Alexandria...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

.Sitting on the banks of the Thames, Cleopatra's Needle is one of the three obelisks located here, New York and Paris and dates back to around 1450 BC. It is said to have fallen off a ship into the Bay of Biscay and lay on...More

Thank Karen P
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

This is a three and a half thousand year old inscribed Egyptian obelisk, worth a look for that fact alone (this is one of a pair of obelisks, the other can be found in Central Park, New York City). Easy to find on the bank...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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