"A Sphinx in London?" Cleopatra's Needle Tip by easyoar
Cleopatra's Needle, London: 21 reviews and 46 photos
Did you know there was a Sphinx in London? Well it isn't anywhere near as big nor as impressive nor as old as the one in Cairo, and I guess the only reason it is there is to continue the Egyptian theme from Cleopatras Needle (it stands - [or is it sits?] right next to the Needle).
It seems to be pretty popular with tourists nonetheless and they pose in much the same was as they do on the Lions at Trafalgar Square.
If you look carefully you will seeing some scarring on the base of the Sphinx, and on Cleopatras Needle. This happened during World War I when a German aeroplane dropped a bomb that exploded nearby and shrapnel hit them both. There is a sign describing this next to the Sphinx which can be seen in the second one of my photos I have added to this tip.
Address: Victoria Embankment, London WC2N 6
Directions: By Cleopatras Needle on the River Thames
Westminster or Embankment Tubes
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