Foreign News: Piccadilly Circus

Piccadilly circus The Daily Mail, London's largest journal, announced that a plan has been approved for the reconstruction of Piccadilly Circus.

The work may involve the removal of the Shaftesbury Memorial fountain. This fountain was erected in 1893 in memory of the eighth Earl of Shaftesbury, whose philanthropic work among the poor of London was the pride of the mid-Victorian era. The fountain is adorned with eight plaques of scenes from the philanthropist's life, and is surmounted by a figure of Eros, God of Love.

On the whole, architects and aesthetes view with concern what...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!