Shakespeare Monument

Shakespeare Monument, London: Address, Shakespeare Monument Reviews: 4/5

Shakespeare Monument
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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Monuments & Statues
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How to get there
  • Piccadilly Circus • 3 min walk
  • Leicester Square • 3 min walk
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Nicholas H
London, UK20,593 contributions
Surprisingly interesting Victorian statue
Oct 2019 • Solo
London is full of worthy but dull 19th century monuments to long forgotten military and political heroes. This is a pleasant exception. Not only is it in stone instead of the usual bronze, but it has plenty of interesting detail relevant to the greatest playwright of the English and many other languages. It also stands above a large fountain, which in turn is surrounded by colourful flower plantings and then further water jets. Very well worth seeing in its theatre land location.
Written 23 October 2019
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Janet C
Stockport, UK1,853 contributions
Act One Scene One
Sep 2019 • Solo
Rightly set in the heart of theatre land in Leicester Square and surrounded by many fountains. Great to sit close by and enjoy
Written 10 October 2019
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Greg
Cambridge, UK5,140 contributions
In the middle of theatre town
Aug 2019 • Couples
Have never approached this statue before but was pleasantly surprised at the detail and water feature surrounding the monument too. It has been at the centre of Leicester Square since 1874 and the water feature added in 2014. It is Grade II listed. Small pleasant park too for people to sit and watch the world pass by.
Written 4 August 2019
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Taxidevil
Glasgow, UK2,973 contributions
Famous Playwright
Jul 2019 • Couples
Shakespeare must be the most famous playwright in the world , most definitely in the English language.
There a few monuments to him in London but this one is in the heart of Theatreland in Leicester Square.
Shakespeare is leaning on books on top of a pedestal. The statue is in the middle of a fountain.
Very nice for a quick visit or to sit on a nearby bench and contemplate under the shade of a tree.
Written 21 July 2019
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badmintontim
Hastings, UK4,446 contributions
Historical
Jul 2019 • Couples
A great statue of Shakespeare in the middle of Theatre land set within the relaxing part of Leicester Square that one can just sit by and watch the world and his wife go by
Written 15 July 2019
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Thefatladysang
Asheville, NC262 contributions
"To See, or Not to See, That is the Question"
Jul 2019 • Family
Yes, for pity's sake, see it.

Especially if you're in the area for a show, it's well worth a few minutes.

The sculpture itself, by Giovanni Fontana, is very well done, and has been a Leicester Square fixture since 1874.

The statue is surrounded by a ring of ground level intermittently activated fountains, which are fun for children of all ages.
Written 8 July 2019
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Andrew
St. Albans, UK5,753 contributions
Nice statue, surrounded by dancing fountains
Mar 2019 • Family
This instantly recognizable statue of Shakespeare has been a centerpiece of Leicester Square Gardens since 1874. We sat, enjoying the warm spring sunshine, for quite a while on one of the benches surrounding it and the dancing fountains.
Written 11 April 2019
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK146,685 contributions
Shakespeare Monument
Sep 2018 • Solo
This is a magnificent statue of William Shakespeare in a contemplative pose atop a water fountain. The four corners of the fountain is a figure of a fish or perhaps a mini whale with water gushing out of the 2 holes on the heads of the fish. An unusual and interesting design choice.
Written 29 September 2018
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badmintontim
Hastings, UK4,446 contributions
A Well figures starue
Feb 2018 • Friends
This is easily recognisable as the Great Bard himself to anyone who looks at it at first glance and another reason why London’s Statues are so special compared to most cities around the world

Other cities remove statues when they go out of fashion but it is so lovely to see all of these as long as they are kept maintained
Written 16 September 2018
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Steve57C
Dudley, UK1,382 contributions
Superb Statue
May 2018 • Couples
A superb statue of Willian Shakespeare surrounded by a water feature emitting alternate jets of water.
Set in a square garden in Leicester Square. Great place to chill.😎
Written 7 May 2018
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