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A superb statue of Willian Shakespeare surrounded by a water feature emitting alternate jets of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Steve57C
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Dudley, United Kingdom
One of the most recognisable monuments in London

Located in the green area of Leicester Square, if you are there during the week a good opportunity... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2018
RWandSW
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.😎

Thank Steve57C
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Located in the green area of Leicester Square, if you are there during the week a good opportunity to take a picture as you will mostly find office workers out for their break/lunch; on the weekends and holidays, it will be busy with tourists.

Thank RWandSW
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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Located in Leicester Square in London is this monument of William Shakespeare. Outdoor statue on a pedestal on the edge of the square. In the heart of London's theatreland.

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Reviewed 21 November 2017

As other reviewers have said, the park in Leicester Square with the famous Shakespear Monument gets overwhelmed with tourists wanting to take photos of this statue of one of England's most famous literary figures, but if you have come this far it is worth pursuing...More

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Reviewed 1 November 2017

When we arrived at Leicester Square for yet another visit, we found the entire square and the area around it absolutely crammed with people. During a previous visit the square, we had been impressed by the Shakespeare Monument and so despite the crowds, we were...More

Thank BigHugh51
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

Most Londoners hate Leicester Square - it's not a good destination for decent food, drink or affordable cinemas. This Shakespeare sculpture is one of the few nice things about Leicester Square. To tourists I would only recommend coming to Leicester Square to visit the half-price...More

Thank EmmoLondon
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Try not to go during the weekend, the park it's really crowded. Weekday will be your best. A short walk from Leicester subway station.

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

While visiting Leicester Square during my most recent trip to London, we took a short look at the beautiful green space situated next to one of the busiest areas of London and came across this beautiful monument depicting one of the counties literary masterminds. Baring...More

Thank Jfizzable
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

Many people dont even know this statue exists, as they are so busy doing other things in Leicester Square... The statue, which was designed by architect James Knowles in 1874 but fully restored in 2013 with new water features

Thank alisdair t
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

This statue of Shakespeare is the centrepiece of Leicester Square Gardens. It stands on a pedestal flanked by dolphins in the middle of a fountain. The scroll held by Shakespeare has the quotation from Twelve Night, "There is no darkness but ignorance." A nice place...More

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