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Royal Doulton

The Royal Doulton Company is one of the most renowned English companies. They produce dinnerware, giftware, cookware, porcelain, glassware, collectables, jewellery, linens, curtains, and lighting, among other items. The company's three key brands are Royal Doulton, Royal Albert and Minton. Together, the three brands ma...15:47 Wed 02nd Jun 2010

Wedgewood

Wedgewood is a name recognized instantly around the world. The Wedgewood brand is most famous for three types of ceramics notably Queen’s Ware, Black Basalt and Jasper Ware. The company has collaborated with international designers such as Vera Wang, Jasper Conran, Barbara Barry and Martha Stewart.Josiah Wedgwood, th...13:47 Wed 02nd Jun 2010

Laban

Laban is the largest purpose-built contemporary dance centre in the world. Laban’s awe-inspiring landmark building is at the heart of South East London's thriving arts community and houses the largest team of specialist contemporary dance teachers in the world. Laban brings together artists to train, collaborate ...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

BFI IMAX

The London IMAX is a cinema in the South Bank district of London. It is operated by the British Film Institute. The British Film Institute (BFI) is the world-renowned archive on cinemas, festivals, films, publications and learning resources and is here to inspire Britain. It has the largest IMAX screen in the UK. The ...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

The Design Museum

The Design Museum is one of the world’s leading museums devoted to contemporary design and it is working to place design at the centre of contemporary culture. The museum covers product, industrial, graphic, fashion and architectural design. It was founded in 1989 and claims to be the first museum of modern desig...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

National Theatre

The Royal National Theatre (generally known as the National Theatre and commonly as The National) in London is one of the United Kingdom's two most prominent publicly funded theatre companies, alongside the Royal Shakespeare Company. It is located next to the Thames in the South Bank area of central London. The Nation...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Foundling Museum

The Foundling Museum in London tells the story of the Foundling Hospital, Britain's first home for abandoned children. The museum houses the nationally important Foundling Hospital Art Collection as well as the Gerald Coke Handel Collection, the world's greatest privately amassed collection of Handel memorabilia. The ...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Dali Universe

The Dalí Universe is a permanent retrospective of Salvador Dalí, the greatest surrealist, self-publicist and creative genius of the twentieth century. The Dalí Universe transports visitors into a fascinating world of melting clocks and anthropomorphic sculpture. Presented in a dreamlike labyrinth o...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Tate Britain

The Tate Britain is an art gallery situated on Millbank in London, and is part of the Tate gallery network in Britain, with Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives. It is the oldest gallery in the network, opening in 1897. It houses a substantial collection of the works of J.M.W. Turner. It is housed in the Tate'...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

195 Piccadilly, BAFTA

BAFTA is the leading independent charity in the UK supporting, developing and promoting the art forms of the moving image by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public. By showcasing the crafts of film, television and video games production, the Academy provides a forum for ...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Leighton House Museum

The Leighton House Museum is located on the edge of Holland Park in Kensington; the house is one of the most remarkable buildings of the 19th century. Visitors can also see Leighton's grand studio on the first floor where he painted most of his masterpieces. The museum also runs a diverse and engaging exhibition and ed...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Wellington Arch

Wellington Arch, also known as Constitution Arch or (originally) the Green Park Arch, is a triumphal arch located to the south of Hyde Park and at the north western corner of Green Park. Wellington Arch is a landmark for Londoners and visitors alike. Originally commissioned as a grand outer entrance to Buckingham Palac...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Sir John Soane’s Museum

Sir John Soane's Museum (often abbreviated to the Soane Museum) is a museum of architecture, and was formerly the house and studio of the neo-classical architect Sir John Soane. It holds many drawings and models of his projects and the collections of paintings, drawings and antiquities that he assembled. Sir John Soan...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Dulwich Picture Gallery

Dulwich Picture Gallery was built as England's first purpose-built public art gallery. The building was built by Sir John Soane and first opened to the public in 1817. The Gallery houses a small but select collection of European old master paintings mostly of the 1600s and 1700s, many of the highest quality. It also ho...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection is a national museum which displays the wonderful works of art collected in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by the first four Marquesses of Hertford and Sir Richard Wallace, the son of the 4th Marquess. It was bequeathed to the British nation by Sir Richard's widow, Lady Wallace, in 1897....16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Spencer House

Spencer House has been recognised as one of the most ambitious aristocratic town houses ever built in London and is, today, the city's only great eighteenth-century private palace to survive intact. The House was built for an ancestor of Diana, Princess of Wales and has a splendid terrace and garden with magnificent vi...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

The Fan Museum

The Fan Museum is the only museum in the world devoted entirely to every aspect of fans and fan making.  The Fan Museum is home to a collection of more than 3,500 predominantly antique fans from around the world dating from the 11th century to the present day. The Museum, which opened in 1991, is housed in two gr...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

St Paul’s Cathedral

St Paul’s Cathedral is not only an iconic part of the London skyline but also a symbol of the hope, resilience and strength of the city and nation it serves. Above all, St Paul’s Cathedral is a lasting monument to the glory of God. Its rich and diverse history means there is lots for visitors to the Cathedr...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace is a royal residence set in Kensington Gardens in London. It has been a residence of the British Royal Family since the 17th century. Palace highlights include Queen Victoria’s bedroom, the King’s Gallery, the Sunken Garden, Mary of Modena’s bed, the King’s Staircase and the ne...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

National Maritime Museum

The National Maritime Museum (NMM) in Greenwich, England is the leading maritime museum of the United Kingdom and may be the largest museum of its kind in the world. The historic buildings form part of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site, it also incorporates the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, and 17th-century Qu...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

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