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Broadcasting House is the headquarters of the BBC, in Portland Place and Langham Place, London. The first radio broadcast was made on 15 March 1932, and the building was officially opened two months later, on 15 May. The main building is in Art Deco style, with a facing of Portland stone over a steel frame. It is a Grade II* listed building and includes the BBC Radio Theatre, where music and speech programmes are recorded in front of a studio audience, and lobby that was used as a location for filming the 1998 BBC television series In the Red.As part of a major consolidation of the BBC's property portfolio in London, Broadcasting House has been extensively renovated and extended. This involved the demolition of post-war extensions on the eastern side of the building, replaced by a new wing completed in 2005. The wing was named the "John Peel Wing" in 2012, after the disc jockey. BBC London, BBC Arabic Television and BBC Persian Television are housed in the new wing, which also contains the reception area for BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra (the studios themselves are in the new extension to the main building).The main building was refurbished, and an extension built to the rear. The radio stations BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 4 Extra and the BBC World Service transferred to refurbished studios within the building. The extension links the old building with the John Peel Wing, and includes a new combined newsroom for BBC News, with studios for the BBC News channel, BBC World News and other news programming. The move of news operations from BBC Television Centre completed in March 2013.
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Baku Restourant LondonDistance: 1.5 miTourist Information 164-165 Sloane St 1st Floor London, SW1X 9
A Royal Mews is a mews (i.e. combined stables, carriage house and in recent times also the garage) of the British Royal Family. In London the Royal Mews has occupied two main sites, formerly at Charing Cross, and since the 1820s at Buckingham Palace. Many open days are held each year.Charing CrossThe first set of stables to be referred to as a mews was at Charing Cross at the western end of The Strand. The royal hawks were kept at this site from 1377 and the name derives from the fact that they were confined there at moulting (or "mew") time.The building was destroyed by fire in 1534 and rebuilt as a stables, keeping its former name when it acquired this new function. On old maps, such as the "Woodcut" map of London of the early 1560s, the Mews can be seen extending back towards the site of today's Leicester Square.This building was usually known as the King's Mews, but was also sometimes referred to as the Royal Mews, the Royal Stables, or as the Queen's Mews when there was a woman on the throne. It was rebuilt again in 1732 to the designs of William Kent, and in the early 19th century it was open to the public. It was an impressive classical building, and there was an open space in front of it which ranked among the larger ones in central London at a time when the Royal Parks were on the fringes of the city and the gardens of London's squares were open only to the residents of the surrounding houses.
Wednesday 24th June 2015 is the date for next the Motcomb Street Party. The Party will feature the following:
• Tree of life
• Celebrity opening
• On Stage Entertainment (details to follow)
• VIP Terrace
• Stalls supplying food and drink
• Street entertainers
More updates to follow..........
Chelsea F.C. dikenal juga dengan sebutan The Blues adalah sebuah klub sepakbola Inggris yang bermain di Liga Utama Inggris dan bermarkas di kota London. Klub ini didirikan oleh H.A. Mears pada tahun 1905.
Manajer pertama adalah John Roberson (1905-1906). Chelsea menjuarai Liga Utama Inggris (Premiership) pada tahun 1955 pada masa jabatan Ted Drake sebagai manajer.
SKUAD CHELSEA MUSIM 2011-2012
DAFTAR SKUAD CHELSEA Per 31 Januari 2013
1 Petr Cech
22 Ross Turnbull
40 Henrique Hilario
2 Branislav Ivanovic
3 Ashley Cole
4 David Luiz
19 Paulo Ferreira
24 Gary Cahill
26 John Terry
34 Ryan Bertrand
28 Cesar Azpilicueta
6 Oriol Romeu
8 Frank Lampard
10 Juan Mata
15 Florent Malouda
17 Eden Hazard
21 Marko Marin
30 Yossi Benayoun
9 Fernando Torres
29 Demba Ba
17 Eden Hazard
6 Oriol Romeu
13 Victor Moses
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46 GK Jamal Blackman
49 DF Aziz Deen-Conteh
56 MF George Saville
57 DF Nathan Aké
58 DF Daniel Pappoe
60 FW Adam Phillip
— DF Alex Davey
— DF Adam Nditi
— MF Lewis Baker
— MF Lamisha Musonda
— MF Tika Musonda
— MF Danny Stenning
— MF John Swift
— FW Islam Feruz
102 Petty France is an office block on Petty France in Westminster, London, overlooking St. James's Park, which was designed by Fitzroy Robinson & Partners, with Sir Basil Spence and completed in 1976. It was well known as the main location for the UK Home Office between 1978 and 2004 when it was known as 50 Queen Anne's Gate and now houses the Ministry of Justice and Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service. The building is 56m high, with 14 floors providing 51000m2 of office space.HistoryThe site was previously occupied by the 14-storey mansion block Queen Anne's Mansions which were despised by some architectural commentators - Lord Reigate speaking in the House of Lords in 1972 against the plans for the new building used Pevsner's description "that irredeemable horror" However, the new building's architecture was not favourably received, either, due to its scale and massing with protruding elements at the upper and lower floors, often being described as a Brutalist design: it was sometimes known to those who worked there as "the Lubyanka". Fodor's guide to London described it as "hulking", and Lord St John of Fawsley remarked that "Basil Spence's barracks in Hyde Park ruined that park; in fact, he has the distinction of having ruined two parks, because of his Home Office building, which towers above St James's Park." The building was originally built as a speculative office development but the Home Office moved to it due to lack of space in its previous headquarters in Whitehall.
Central Hall Westminster Storey's Gate London, Westminster, LondonDistance: 1.4 miTourist Information 1 Storey's Gate, Westminster. SW1H 9NH London London, SW1H 9NH
Sussex painter Grant Dejonge may be living the good life on the South Downs but the grass is not always as green as it might seem.
His latest array of work is going on show in the heart of London where he hopes to shine a light on his life as a struggling artist and dad.
A family man with two young children, Grant has put together a collection of paintings compiled over the last six years.
This diverse exhibition, which opens on October… at the..... in Sloane Street, Knightsbridge, is called A Good Life. It includes pictures depicting the challenge of bringing up children in an often dysfunctional society.
Grant references many different art movements in his work, surrealism
and symbolism sit comfortably with pop art and portraiture as the artist seeks to
tell his very personal story.
The 'Good Life' collection - seen in this show together for the first time - explores fatherhood, social disorder, life, love, and getting old.
"They are subjects pretty much everyone can relate to," says the 45-year-old whose back catalogue has caused quite a splash during the course of his career.
His last London exhibition in the East End was well received by the critics, impressed by Grant's willingness to tackle difficult subject matter. His triptych Not Quite Riot was inspired by the disorder and looting which erupted across the UK in 2011.
Since then - during the UK's recent Arctic winters - Grant has been out on the Downs with his easel capturing snowscapes. His efforts have so impressed the National Trust - they now include details of Grant's landscape exhibitions on their South Downs website.
But there is always some sort of caveat in Dejonge's work, a hidden agenda.
I Love You appears to illustrate the pain a parent endures when their offspring become unwell.
On the commercial side, A Private View hints at the discomfiture Grant experiences from promoting his work and all the "schmoozing" it entails.
Even his snow-capped sunflowers somehow convey a dark and ominous mood which is key to the artist's world view.
"Not pessimistic, more a warning," he says. "I'm looking for the truth. It may sound like a cliché but that is what all artists should seek," he adds.
"Recently I have taken to portraiture," says Grant, who’s currently inviting potential sitters to spend time in his studio overlooking the Downs near Ditchling in West Sussex.
"I find self-portraits and painting other people so satisfying. I am fascinated by how people cope in the modern world and I like to try to evoke their emotions, record their responses, their moods, the impact life has on their lives is written in their faces.
"A picture they say, is worth a thousand words and that is what I keep in the back of my mind in everything I produce."
Grant has become something of an art impresario having - during the summer - organised two exhibitions featuring the work of fellow artists from the region.
Some of his current work will be on show in Brighton as part of the Down To The Bone exhibition at the Onca gallery in St George’s Place to raise funds for street dogs, from the 25th to 30th September. In that alone there is a clue to Grant’s inspiration.
"I'm on the side of the underdog," he says. "The people who believe they don't have a voice, although that's not always the case with children of course."
In 2010 Grant won first prize in a national competition organised by artrepublic to make a positive contribution to the urban environment and raise awareness of the problems of homelessness.
His picture of a homeless child sleeping under the lamplight of a city park was chosen above thousands of competing street artists. A three metre high mural of the winning image still graces the wall of a city centre hotel in Brighton.
Grant is drawn to charitable causes. Earlier this year he donated a controversial oil painting of The Madonna and Child to help raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.
The Romanian Cultural Institute in London, or ICR/RCI London, is part of a global network of cultural institutes and together we make up Romania’s main arm of cultural diplomacy. We act on several levels: as a diplomatic mission, cultural management unit, artistic and PR agency and as a centre for research and documentation.
These four principal functions are executed in a whole series of activities. As a diplomatic mission, we are in charge of cultural and public diplomacy projects, managed by a dedicated team of professionals. We are also responsible for creating long-term partnerships between Romanian and British individuals and institutions. We devote equal energy to initiatives about Britain for Romanians and we collaborate with Romanians in the UK on community projects.
London Irish Art endeavours to explore the personal understanding and the experience of the Irish diaspora living in the U.K., specifically in relation to culture, identity and creativity. A dynamic programme of art, poetry and music, will inform this exciting investigation. A vast array of media will be explored, ranging from the more traditional forms of painting, photography, mixed media and sculpture to the more contemporary means of expression such as video work, installation and stop-motion animation.
As London holds the largest Irish diaspora in the world, this exhibition endeavours to represent an on-going dialogue between these two countries. Striving to build ties and cultural relations with the Irish art scene in the U.K., this event is organised to provide artists with cross border exposure.
St Stephen's Club was a private member's club in Westminster, London, founded in 1870.St Stephen's was originally on the corner of Bridge Street and the Embankment, in London SW1, now the location of Portcullis House. From 1962 it occupied a building at 34 Queen Anne's Gate, overlooking Birdcage Walk and St. James's Park.According to Charles Dickens, Jr., writing in 1879:HistoryTaking its name from St Stephen’s Chapel, the original meeting place of the Commons, the club was initially connected with Conservative Party Members of Parliament and civil engineers. Benjamin Disraeli, twice Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, was among the founding fathers.The original premises were sold to the government in the early 1960s and the club moved to 34 Queen Anne's Gate, the former private house of Lord Glenconner, in 1962.The club was reopened at Queen Anne’s Gate by Harold Macmillan, then prime minister. Traditionally the Chairman of the Conservative Party was the club's president.The club closed as a proprietary membership club and was acquired in January 2003 by James Wilson and Myra Jauncey. It became officially apolitical and operated as a private members' luncheon club and venue for evening functions.
Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London, and often extended to refer to the clock and the clock tower. The tower is officially known as Elizabeth Tower, renamed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II in 2012; previously it was known simply as the Clock Tower. When completed in 1859, it was, says clockmaker Ian Westworth, “the prince of timekeepers: the biggest, most accurate four-faced striking and chiming clock in the world.” The tower had its 150th anniversary on 31 May 2009, during which celebratory events took place.A British cultural icon, the tower is one of the most prominent symbols of the United Kingdom and is often in the establishing shot of films set in London.TowerThe Elizabeth Tower, more popularly known as Big Ben, was raised as a part of Charles Barry's design for a new palace, after the old Palace of Westminster was largely destroyed by fire on the night of 16 October 1834. The new parliament was built in a neo-gothic style. Although Barry was the chief architect of the palace, he turned to Augustus Pugin for the design of the clock tower, which resembles earlier Pugin designs, including one for Scarisbrick Hall. The design for the tower was Pugin's last design before his final descent into madness and death, and Pugin himself wrote, at the time of Barry's last visit to him to collect the drawings: "I never worked so hard in my life for Mr Barry for tomorrow I render all the designs for finishing his bell tower & it is beautiful." The tower is designed in Pugin's celebrated Gothic Revival style, and is 315ft high.
One of the best looking pubs for miles, the Wilton Arms is a very attractive mews pub on Kinnerton Street, just off the A4 Knightsbridge. It sits between Belgrave Square to the south east and Hyde Park to the north. A little further away is Harrods to the west and Buckingham Palace to the east. Surrounded by embassies and with Harvey Nichols around the corner, the Wilton is in good company.
Known locally as the village pub, the Wilton provides comfortable high settees in which to sit while watching the sport on the television screen or a pleasant conservatory to find peace and quiet.
The Australian War Memorial in London is a memorial dedicated in 2003 to the 102,000 Australian dead of the First and Second World Wars. It is located on the southernmost corner of Hyde Park Corner, on the traffic island that also houses the Wellington Arch, the New Zealand War Memorial, the Machine Gun Corps Memorial and the Royal Artillery Memorial.DescriptionThe memorial comprises a semicircular curved wall of grey-green granite slabs from Western Australia (Verde Laguna granite from Jerramungup), cut in Australia before being shipped to London. The granite stones are inscribed with the names of 23,844 towns in which the Australian soldiers were born, in Australia, the UK and elsewhere. Parts of some town names are picked out in bolder type, creating the names of 47 battles in which Australia was involved in a larger font. In summer months, water runs down over the names, intended to evoke "memories of service, suffering and sacrifice". The curved wall is set facing a downwards slope of grass, forming an amphitheatre.Four blocks bear the crest of Australia and the insignia of the three branches of the Australian armed services, and three other blocks bear dedicatory inscriptions: "Whatever burden you are to carry we also will shoulder that burden (Robert Menzies, Prime Minister of Australia, 1941). // Australia – United Kingdom // 1914 – 1918 // 1939 – 1945". Three seating blocks are placed in front of the wall.
Canti Prosecco Bar - Harrods Distance: 1.6 miTourist Information 87–135 Brompton Road London, United Kingdom SW1X 7X
From August 2011, visitors to Harrods will be able to enjoy an authentic Italian experience, thanks to the launch of the first-ever Prosecco bar from Canti, the leading brand from Fratelli Martini Secondo Luigi S.p.A.
Scotland Yard is a metonym for the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Service, the territorial police force responsible for policing most of London.The name derives from the location of the original Metropolitan Police headquarters at 4 Whitehall Place, which had a rear entrance on a street called Great Scotland Yard. The Scotland Yard entrance became the public entrance to the police station, and over time the street and the Metropolitan Police became synonymous. The New York Times wrote in 1964 that just as Wall Street gave its name to New York's financial district, Scotland Yard became the name for police activity in London.The force moved away from Great Scotland Yard in 1890, and the name New Scotland Yard was adopted for the subsequent headquarters. The current New Scotland Yard is located on Broadway in Victoria and has been the Metropolitan Police's headquarters since 1967. In summer 2013, it was announced that the force would move back to the former site of Scotland Yard, the Curtis Green Building, which is located on the Victoria Embankment and the headquarters will be renamed Scotland Yard.
Scotland Yard est le quartier général du Metropolitan Police Service (police) de Londres, se trouvant dans la cité de Westminster. C'est en 1829, date de création de cette force de police par Sir Robert Peel, que celle-ci établissait ses bureaux à Scotland Yard, au 4 Whitehall Place.HistoireSon nom dérive de, une rue du quartier St. James's reliant Northumberland Avenue et Whitehall, qui abritait des bâtiments utilisés pour accueillir les représentants diplomatiques du royaume d'Écosse, voire des souverains écossais eux-mêmes, lors de leurs visites dans la capitale anglaise...New Scotland YardDepuis son premier déménagement, en 1890, dans les sur Victoria Embankment, à plus au sud, il porte le nom de « New Scotland Yard ».En 1967, ses quartiers généraux ont été installés sur la, soit à 1 km au sud-ouest de ses locaux d'origine, dans un bâtiment de vingt-deux étages, 151 m de long et faisant, néanmoins ils portent toujours le nom de « New Scotland Yard ». Mais dans le langage courant, on continue à dire le plus souvent « Scotland Yard ». Ce bâtiment mis en vente depuis le 2 septembre 2014 pour 250 millions de livres sterling, a été acquis par un fonds d’investissement de l'émirat d'Abou Dhabi pour 370 millions de livres en décembre de la même année. L’immeuble doit devenir un complexe résidentiel et hôtelier.