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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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Somewhat of an oddity in the city, partially because it is so inauspicious. In other cities of the world this might have a much more prominent position, but in overloaded London a lot of people don't even know that it exists. As it is in...More

Thank Edward W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Situated on the Victoria Embankment wall fronting the River Thames, close to the Golden Jubilee Bridges, it is a genuine Egyptian artefact dating from about 1450 BC and coming from Luxor. It was gifted to London in 1877. In reality, it has nothing to do...More

Thank MedEngland
Reviewed 14 May 2017

This ancient Egyptian obelisk stands on the River Thames at the Victoria Embankment close to the underground station, it is made of red granite and stands 21 metres high. It is inscribed with Egyptian hieroglyphs with a plaque to Erasmus Wilson at its base.

Thank nellielim
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Having stumbled upon this monument it was in good shape but nothing much to look at, I'm certainly glad I didn't go out of my way to see it

Thank Jarv83
Reviewed 20 April 2017

I've seen this many times and every time it makes me wonder at the ancients. The column itself is inscribed by ancient hands and the Sphinx guarding its base add to the sense of grandeur.

Thank MrsBsTravels
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing to see something that has been erected in london, the greatest city in the world and to be so old that everything that you can see around you just wouldn't have been there when this was originally constructed in Egypt A marvel to see...More

Thank streakey
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

As they say this is the oldest structure that has been man made in London and was a gift from Egypt to the UK and is totally unique and a must do visit when in the capital as you won't see anything like this anywhere...More

1  Thank badmintontim
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I walked right past this amazing piece of history without knowing what it was. Then I read up on it, discovered it's history and had to go back for a second look. This is 1000 years older than Cleopatra and it took quite a journey...More

Thank DnE_Canada
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

This is on my walk home from work and every day I can't help but stop and look. The inscriptions under one of the sphinxes explains that the holes in the base of the obelisk and one of the sphinxes was caused by German bombers...More

1  Thank Emily R
Reviewed 8 January 2017

One of the more unusual monuments amongst many in London. Located on the banks of the Thames it's worth taking a walk to see the needle. Amazing piece of history flanked by two sphinxes. Free and accessible so you can get up and close. Plenty...More

Thank David M
Nearby
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
...More
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