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Cleopatra's Needle, London

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Monument · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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  • Cleopatra's Needle is on Victoria Embankment and is quite impressive. The embankment runs from Westminster to Blackfriars and there is also a tube station at Embankment and Temple which are close to.....  more »
  • One of three Egyptian obelisks which stand in London, New York and Paris, this one is the other half of pair with that in New York and was a gift to the United Kingdom in 1819 by Sudan Muhammad Ali...  more »
  • A nice interesting landmark. However it's in a bit of a sorry state now. Years of weather and pollution have taken their toll on this historic monument. Quite sad really.
  • AWESOME! An actual Egyptian obelisk in LONDON🇬🇧 Cleopatra's Needle in London is one of three similar named Egyptian obelisks and is located in the City of Westminster, on the Victoria Embankment near the Golden Jubilee Bridges. It is close to the Embankment underground station. It was presented to the United Kingdom in 1819 by the ruler of Egypt and Sudan Muhammad Ali, in commemoration of the victories of Lord Nelson at the Battle of the Nile and Sir Ralph Abercromby at the Battle of Alexandria in 1801. #LVPMoment✔️

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