The Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain, also (mistakenly) known as "Eros", is a fountain surmounted by a winged statue of Anteros, located at the southeastern side of Piccadilly Circus in London, England. Moved after World War II from its original position in the centre, it was erected in 1892–1893 to commemorate the philanthropic works of Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury, who was a Artist: Sir Alfred Gilbert.
The Eros statue in Piccadilly Circus is a well-loved symbol of London. But behind the now iconic, almost hackneyed, sculpture is a history of controversy, hooliganism, errors and ruined careers.
Historian David Ross of Britain Express looks at the famous statue of Eros in Piccadilly Circus, London, with a history of the statue, photos, and visiting information.