Not a part of London you are likely to walk past (where the West End goes into the City) – but Cleopatra’s Needle is worth a quick look.

Two large bronze sphinxes guard this ancient (3500 years) obelisk on the banks of the river. Probably the oldest thing in London apart from the River Thames itself

What to Go Photo

A little bit of Egypt in London

 

How to Get There

Embankment tube on the District line.

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Useful Links

www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofBritain/Cleopatras-Needle/