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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"
in 20 reviews
"central park"
in 6 reviews
"thutmose iii"
in 4 reviews
"red granite"
in 3 reviews
"interesting monument"
in 3 reviews
"worth a stop"
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"world war"
in 5 reviews
"embankment area"
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"air raid"
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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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"other attractions"
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"thames river"
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"plaques"
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"sphinx"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank European-Bookworm
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Reviewed 30 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

Thank SevenoaksSinjun
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

Have seen the "sister" obelisks in NY & Paris but the same question arises that how come something purely related to the fabric of a Country/People (Egypt) can basically be stolen and become an object of attraction in a foreign land ? Mungo Mans skeleton...More

Thank Skeney57
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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

Brit tourists Knick sacred relic. London pollution wipes it clean of meaning. Couple of fake sphinxes- we - that’s it

Thank Henry T
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

While in London again, we enjoyed another long walk along the Embankment from Westminster Bridge to Waterloo Bridge. Along the way we had the opportunity to again view Cleopatra's Needle, a very tall obelisk dating back to ancient Egyptian times. This eye-catching obelisk is certainly...More

Thank BigHugh51
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

We happened to walk by Cleopatra's Needle after getting off the tube at Embankment and walking along the Thames. At over 3500 years old this obelisk is a striking feature along the Thames and well worth a stop to stand and take it in. Having...More

Thank Tom J
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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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