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Great Russell Street
London, United Kingdom WC1B 3DG

0207 323 8195

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Trafalgar Square
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
Trafalgar Square
London, United Kingdom WC2N 5

20-79301565

Trafalgar Square is a public square in the City of Westminster, Central London, built around the area formerly known as Charing Cross. Its name commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar, a British naval victory in the Napoleonic Wars with France and Spain that took place on 21 October 1805 off the coast of Cape Trafalgar, Spain.The site of Trafalgar Square had been a significant landmark since the 13th century and originally contained the King's Mews. After George IV moved the mews to Buckingham Palace, the area was redeveloped by John Nash but progress was slow after his death and the square did not open until 1844. The 169ft Nelson's Column at its centre is guarded by four lion statues. A number of commemorative statues and sculptures occupy the square but the Fourth Plinth, left empty since 1840, has been host to contemporary art since 1999.The square has been used for community gatherings and political demonstrations including Bloody Sunday, the first Aldermaston March, anti-war protests, and campaigns against climate change. A Christmas tree has been donated to the square by Norway since 1947 and is erected for twelve days before and after Christmas Day. The square is a centre of annual celebrations on New Year's Eve. It was well known for its feral pigeons until their removal in the early 21st century.

Somerset House
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
Strand
London, United Kingdom WC2R 1LA

+44 (0)20 7845 4600

A unique part of the London cultural scene with a distinctive public programme including Skate, concerts, an open-air film season, a diverse range of temporary exhibitions focusing on contemporary culture, an extensive learning programme, free guided tours and 55 fountains that dance in the The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court in summer. Somerset House currently attracts approximately 2.5 million visitors every year.

Piccadilly Circus
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
Picadilly Circus
London, United Kingdom W1V 9LB

Piccadilly Circus è una celebre piazza di Londra, nonché luogo di ritrovo, cuore morale della città, situata nella City of Westminster.Costruita nel 1819 per collegare Regent Street con l'omonima Piccadilly (importante strada dello shopping) è diventata col passare degli anni uno dei principali punti di snodo del traffico cittadino. La sua felice posizione, nel cuore del West End londinese, e la vicinanza con importanti luoghi di interesse come i teatri di Shaftesbury Avenue o strade come Coventry Street e The Haymarket ricchissime di negozi e locali alla moda, hanno reso Piccadilly Circus un affollato punto di ritrovo, nonché una vera e propria attrattiva turistica tanto da diventare uno dei simboli stessi di Londra.Famosa per i display luminosi e le insegne a LED posizionate su di un edificio posto al lato settentrionale della stessa e per la celebre Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain che rappresenta «l'Angelo della Carità Cristiana» (ma realizzata da Alfred Gilbert come "Anteros" anche se è nota ai più col nome di "Eros"), la piazza è circondata da imponenti edifici quali il London Pavilion (sede di numerosi negozi e del Trocadero) ed il Criterion Theatre. Inoltre direttamente sotto il perimetro della piazza c'è l'omonima stazione della metropolitana di Londra.le banane sono blu e bo poi il kebab fa schifo

Blackfriars Bridge
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
Blackfriars Bridge
London, United Kingdom SE1 9UD

020 7928 8998

Blackfriars Bridge is a road and foot traffic bridge over the River Thames in London, between Waterloo Bridge and Blackfriars Railway Bridge, carrying the A201 road. The north end is near the Inns of Court and Temple Church, along with Blackfriars station. The south end is near the Tate Modern art gallery and the Oxo Tower.HistoryThe first fixed crossing at Blackfriars was a 995ft long toll bridge designed in an Italianate style by Robert Mylne and constructed with nine semi-elliptical arches of Portland stone. Beating designs by John Gwynn and George Dance, it took nine years to build, opening to the public in 1769. It was the third bridge across the Thames in the then built-up area of London, supplementing the ancient London Bridge, which dated from several centuries earlier, and Westminster Bridge. It was originally named "William Pitt Bridge" (after the Prime Minister William Pitt the Elder) as a dedication, but its informal name relating to the precinct within the City named after the Blackfriars Monastery, a Dominican priory which once stood nearby, was generally adopted. It was later made toll free.

Horse Guards
Distance: 0.9 mi Tourist Information
Horse Guards Parade
London, United Kingdom SW1A 2

020 7270 5000

Horse Guards is a large Grade I listed building in the Palladian style between Whitehall and Horse Guards Parade in London. The first Horse Guards building was built on the site of the former tiltyard of Westminster Palace in 1664. It was demolished in 1749 and was replaced by the current building which was built between 1750 and 1753 by John Vardy after the death of original architect in 1748 William Kent. Horse Guards Road runs north-south on the western boundary of the parade ground, while Horse Guards Avenue runs east from Whitehall on other side of the building, to Victoria Embankment.The building served as the offices of the Commander-in-Chief of the Forces until 1904 when the post was abolished and replaced by the Chief of the General Staff. The Chief of the General staff moved to the Old War Office Building in 1906 and Horse Guards subsequently became the headquarters of two major Army commands: the London District and the Household Cavalry. The building is the formal entrance to St James's Palace via St. James's Park (though this is now entirely symbolic). Only the monarch is allowed to drive through its central archway, or those given a pass (formerly made of ivory).

BT Tower
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
60 Cleveland Mews
London, United Kingdom W1T 6

020 7432 5050

The BT Tower is a communications tower located in Fitzrovia, London, owned by BT Group. It has been previously known as the GPO Tower, the Post Office Tower and the Telecom Tower. The main structure is 177m high, with a further section of aerial rigging bringing the total height to 191m. It should not be confused with the BT Centre (the global headquarters of BT). Its Post Office code was YTOW.Upon completion it overtook the Millbank Tower to become the tallest building in both London and the United Kingdom, titles it held until 1980, when it in turn was overtaken by the NatWest Tower.History20th centuryThe tower was commissioned by the General Post Office (GPO). Its primary purpose was to support the microwave aerials then used to carry telecommunications traffic from London to the rest of the country, as part of Britain's microwave network.It replaced a much shorter steel lattice tower which had been built on the roof of the neighbouring Museum telephone exchange in the late 1940s to provide a television link between London and Birmingham. The taller structure was required to protect the radio links' "line of sight" against some of the tall buildings in London then in the planning stage. These links were routed via other GPO microwave stations at Harrow Weald, Bagshot, Kelvedon Hatch and Fairseat, and to places like the London Air Traffic Control Centre at West Drayton.

Shakespeare's Head Pub
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
Carnaby St
London, United Kingdom W1F 7

+4420 7734 2911

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Royal Courts of Justice
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
Strand
City of Westminster, United Kingdom WC2R 1

+44 (0) 20 7947 6000

The Royal Courts of Justice, commonly called the Law Courts, is a court building in London which houses both the High Court and Court of Appeal of England and Wales. Designed by George Edmund Street, who died before it was completed, it is a large grey stone edifice in the Victorian Gothic style built in the 1870s and opened by Queen Victoria in 1882. It is one of the largest courts in Europe. It is located on the Strand within the City of Westminster, near the border with the City of London (Temple Bar). It is surrounded by the four Inns of Court, King's College London and the London School of Economics. The nearest London Underground stations are Chancery Lane and Temple.The courts within the building are open to the public, although there may be some restrictions depending upon the nature of the cases being heard. Those in court who do not have legal representation may receive some assistance within the building. There is a citizens' advice bureau based within the Main Hall which provides free, confidential and impartial advice by appointment to anyone who is a litigant in person in the courts. There is also a Personal Support Unit where litigants in person can receive emotional support and practical information about court proceedings.

Trafalgar Studios
Distance: 0.8 mi Tourist Information
14 Whitehall
London, United Kingdom SW1A 2

Trafalgar Studios, formerly the Whitehall Theatre until 2004, is a West End theatre in Whitehall, near Trafalgar Square, in the City of Westminster, London.Also known as Trafalgar Studios at the Whitehall Theatre in honour of its former incarnation, the building consists of two intimate theatres designed by architects Tim Foster and John Muir. Studio 1, the larger of the two spaces with 380 seats, opened on 3 June 2004 with the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Othello. Studio 2, with 100 seats, opened in October 2005 with the play Cyprus.History1930 to 1996The original Whitehall Theatre, built on the site of the 17th century Ye Old Ship Tavern was designed by Edward A. Stone, with interiors in the Art Deco style by Marc-Henri and Laverdet. It had 634 seats. The theatre opened on 29 September 1930 with The Way to Treat a Woman by Walter Hackett, who was the theatre's licensee. In November 1933 Henry Daniell appeared there as Portman in Afterwards. Hackett presented several other plays of his own before leaving in 1934, and the theatre built its reputation for modern comedies throughout the rest of the decade. During World War II it housed revues, which had become commonplace entertainment throughout the West End. In 1942, The Whitehall Follies, featuring Phyllis Dixey, the first stripper to perform in the theatre district, opened with great fanfare and became an immediate success. Dixey leased the theatre and remained in it for the next five years.

Hatton Garden
Distance: 0.8 mi Tourist Information
44 Hatton Garden
London, United Kingdom EC1N 8ER

020 7404 3812

Hatton Garden is a street and area in the district of Holborn in the London Borough of Camden. It is most noted for being London's jewellery quarter and centre of the UK diamond trade, but the area is also now home to a diverse range of media and creative businesses.The name 'Hatton Garden' is derived from the garden of the London residence of the Bishop of Ely called Ely Place, which was given to Sir Christopher Hatton by Elizabeth I in 1581, during a vacancy of the see.The area surrounding Hatton Garden has been the centre of London's jewellery trade since medieval times. The old City of London had certain streets, or quarters, dedicated to types of business, and the area around Hatton Garden became a centre for jewellers and jewellery.Nearly 300 of the businesses in Hatton Garden are in the jewellery industry and over 55 shops represent the largest cluster of jewellery retailers in the UK. The largest of these companies is De Beers, the international family of companies that dominate the international diamond trade. De Beers has its headquarters in a complex of offices and warehouses just behind the main Hatton Garden shopping street. The area also plays host to a large number of media, publishing and creative businesses, including Blinkbox and Grey Advertising.Hatton Garden has an extensive underground infrastructure of vaults, tunnels, offices and workshops.Hatton Garden was also the home to the invention of the machine gun. Sir Hiram Maxim had a small factory at 57 Hatton Garden and in 1881 invented and started to produce the Maxim Gun, capable of firing 666 rounds a minute.

Churchill War Rooms
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
Clive Steps, King Charles Street
London, United Kingdom SW1A 2AQ

0207 930 6961

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St James's Palace
Distance: 1.0 mi Tourist Information
Pall Mall
London, United Kingdom SW1A 1

+44 20 7930 4832

St James's Palace is the official residence of the sovereign and the most senior royal palace in the United Kingdom. Located in the City of Westminster, although no longer the principal residence of the monarch, it is the ceremonial meeting place of the Accession Council and the London residence of several members of the royal family.Built by Henry VIII on the site of a leper hospital dedicated to Saint James the Less, the palace was secondary in importance to the Palace of Whitehall for most Tudor and Stuart monarchs. The palace increased in importance during the reigns of the early Georgian monarchy, but was displaced by Buckingham Palace in the late-18th and early-19th centuries. After decades of being used increasingly for only formal occasions, the move was formalised by Queen Victoria in 1837. Today the palace houses a number of official offices, societies and collections and all ambassadors and high commissioners to the United Kingdom are still accredited to the Court of St James's.Mainly built between 1531 and 1536 in red-brick, the palace's architecture is primarily Tudor in style. A fire in 1809 destroyed parts of the structure, including the monarch's private apartments, which were never replaced. Some 17th-century interiors survive, but most were remodelled in the 19th century.

Middle Temple
Distance: 0.8 mi Tourist Information
Middle Temple Lane
London, United Kingdom EC4Y 9AT

020 7427 4820

The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, commonly known simply as Middle Temple, is one of the four Inns of Court exclusively entitled to call their members to the English Bar as barristers, the others being the Inner Temple, Gray's Inn and Lincoln's Inn. It is located in the wider Temple area of London, near the Royal Courts of Justice, and within the City of London.HistoryIn the 13th century, the Inns of Court originated as hostels and schools for student lawyers. The Middle Temple is the western part of "The Temple", the headquarters of the Knights Templar until they were dissolved in 1312. The Temple Church still stands as a "peculiar" (extra-diocesan) church of the Inner and Middle Temples.The Inns stopped being responsible for legal education in 1852, although they continue to provide training in areas such as advocacy and ethics for students, pupil barristers and newly qualified barristers. Most of the Inn is occupied by barristers' offices, known as chambers. One of the Middle Temple's main functions now is to provide education and support for new members to the profession. This is done through advocacy training, the provision of scholarships (over £1 million in 2011), subsidised accommodation both in the Temple and in Clapham, and by providing events where junior members may meet senior colleagues for help and advice.

Smithfield, London
Distance: 1.0 mi Tourist Information
31-32 Watling St
London, United Kingdom EC1A 2

020 7248 3151

Smithfield is a locality in the ward of Farringdon Without situated at the City of London's northwest in central London, England. The principal street of the area is West Smithfield.A number of valued City institutions are located in the area, such as St Bartholomew's Hospital, the Charterhouse, and Livery Halls notably those of the Butchers' and Haberdashers' Companies, but Smithfield is best known for its ancient meat market, dating from the 10th century, which is now London's only remaining wholesale market in continuous operation since medieval times. The area also contains London's oldest surviving church, St Bartholomew-the-Great, founded in 1123 AD.Smithfield has borne witness to many bloody executions of heretics and political rebels over the centuries, including major historical figures such as Scottish patriot Sir William Wallace and Wat Tyler, leader of the Peasants' Revolt, among many other religious reformers and dissenters.

The Banqueting House
Distance: 0.9 mi Tourist Information
Whitehall House, 41 Whitehall
London, United Kingdom SW1A 2ER

+44 (0) 844 482 7777

This revolutionary building, the first in England to be designed in a Palladian style by Inigo Jones, was finished in 1622 for James I. Intended for the splendour and exuberance of court masques, the Banqueting House is probably most famous for one real life drama: the execution of Charles I which took place here in 1649 to the ‘dismal, universal groan’ of the crowd. One of Charles’ last sights was he walked through the Banqueting House to his death was the magnificent ceiling, painted by Peter Paul Rubens in 1630-4.

Coram's Fields
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
93 Guilford Street
London, United Kingdom WC1N 1DN

020 7837 6138

Coram's Fields is a unique seven acre playground and park for children and young people living in or visiting London. It includes a Youth Centre, Children's Centre, Community Nursery, Sports Programme, play areas and animals. Coram's Fields is a registered charity (#302963) established in 1936.

Downing Street
Distance: 1.0 mi Tourist Information
st. Downing
London, United Kingdom SW1A 2

020 7270 3000

Downing Street in London, United Kingdom, has for more than three hundred years housed the official residences of two of the most senior British Cabinet ministers: the First Lord of the Treasury, an office now synonymous with that of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom; and the Second Lord of the Treasury, an office held by the Chancellor of the Exchequer. The Prime Minister's official residence is 10 Downing Street; the Chancellor's official residence is next door at Number 11. The government's Chief Whip has an official residence at Number 12, although the current Chief Whip's residence is at Number 9.Downing Street is in Whitehall in central London, a few minutes' walk from the Houses of Parliament and a little further from Buckingham Palace. The street was built in the 1680s by Sir George Downing on the site of a mansion, Hampden House. The houses on the south side of the street were demolished in the 19th century to make way for government offices now occupied by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. "Downing Street" is used as a metonym for the Government of the United Kingdom.

Coram's Fields
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
93 Guilford Street
London, United Kingdom WC1N 1DN

020 7837 6138

Coram's Fields is a large urban open space in the London borough of Camden in central London. It occupies seven acres in Bloomsbury and includes a children's playground, sand pits, a duck pond, a pets corner, café and nursery. Adults (defined as anyone over the age of 16) are only permitted to enter if accompanied by children (under 16).It is situated on the former site of the Foundling Hospital, established by Thomas Coram in what was then named Lamb's Conduit Field in 1739. The Foundling Hospital was relocated outside London in the 1920s, and the site was earmarked for redevelopment. However, campaigning and fundraising by local residents and a donation from the Harmsworth family of newspaper proprietors, led to the creation of the current park that opened in 1936. Coram's Fields is a Grade II listed site and is owned and run by an independent registered charity, officially named Coram's Fields and the Harmsworth Memorial Playground.Coram's Fields also offers three eight-a-side football pitches, two tennis courts, a stickball field and a basketball court.

Cleopatra's Needle
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
Victoria Embankment
London, United Kingdom WC2N 6

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HMS President
Distance: 1.0 mi Tourist Information
Victoria Embankment
London, United Kingdom EC4Y 0HJ

HMS Saxifrage was launched in 1918 as a Flower-class anti-submarine Q-ship. She was renamed HMS President in 1922 and moored permanently on the Thames as a Royal Navy Reserve drill ship. In 1982 she was sold to private owners, and having changed hands twice, now serves as a venue for conferences and functions, and serves as the offices for a number of media companies. Technically, she is now called HMS President (1918) to distinguish her from HMS President, the Royal Naval Reserve base in St Katharine Docks. She is one of the last three surviving Royal Navy warships of the First World War. She is also the sole representative of the first type of purpose built anti-submarine vessels, and is the ancestor of WW2 convoy escort sloops, which evolved into modern anti-submarine frigates.Design and constructionThe original Flower-class sloops (the Acacia, Azalea and Arabis classes) were all built in 1915 as fleet minesweeping vessels, with triple hulls at the bow to give extra protection against loss from mine damage. When submarine attacks on British merchant ships became a serious menace after 1916, the existing Flowers were transferred to convoy escort duty, and fitted with depth charges as well as 4.7-inch naval guns.

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Imperial War Museum London
Distance: 1.7 mi Tourist Information
Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ
London, United Kingdom SE1 6

020 7416 5000

IWM London tells the stories of those whose lives have been shaped by war from the First World War to the present day. Follow us on Facebook and join our growing community of fans. Discover in-depth information about IWM London, special content, and discuss and share with others.

National Portrait Gallery
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
St Martin’s Place
London, United Kingdom WC2H 0

+44(0)20 7306 0055

Museum of London
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
150 London Wall
London, United Kingdom EC2Y 5

020 7001 9844

The Museum of London is the only museum to tell the story of the world's greatest city and its people. Page terms and conditions: 1. Users are prohibited from posting any content which is defamatory, infringes third party intellectual property rights, is offensive or otherwise unlawful. 2. We reserve the right to remove posts or comments we deem unlawful, or for which we receive complaint. Please note, for enquiries, please email info(at)museumoflondon(dot)org(dot)uk.

London Dungeon
Distance: 2.0 mi Tourist Information
28-34 Tooley Street
London, United Kingdom SE1 7

The London Dungeon is a tourist attraction in London, England, which recreates various gory and macabre historical events in a gallows humour style. It uses a mixture of live actors, special effects and rides.OverviewOpening in 1974, the attraction was initially designed as a museum of macabre history, but the Dungeon has evolved to become an actor-led, interactive experience. The Dungeon is operated by Merlin Entertainments. In 2013, the London Dungeon moved from its premises on Tooley Street to a new location in County Hall next to the London Eye.FormatThe London Dungeon features 18 shows, 20 actors and 3 rides. Visitors are taken on a journey through 1000 years of London’s history where they meet actors performing as some of London’s most infamous characters, including Jack the Ripper and Sweeney Todd. The Dungeon’s shows are staged on theatrical sets with special effects. The show incorporates events such as the Black Death and the Gunpowder Plot, and includes characters such as "The Torturer", "The Plague Doctor", and "The Judge". Guests are encouraged to participate in the shows. The experience also includes a "drop ride to doom", a free-fall ride staged as a public hanging.

London Transport Museum
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
Covent Garden Piazza
London, United Kingdom WC2E 8

020 7379 6344

Broadcasting House
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
BBC Broadcasting House Portland Place
London, United Kingdom W1A 1AA

020 7743 8000

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.

Imperial War Museum
Distance: 1.7 mi Tourist Information
Lambeth Road
London, United Kingdom SE1 6HZ

Imperial War Museums is a British national museum organisation with branches at five locations in England, three of which are in London. Founded as the Imperial War Museum in 1917, the museum was intended to record the civil and military war effort and sacrifice of Britain and its Empire during the First World War. The museum's remit has since expanded to include all conflicts in which British or Commonwealth forces have been involved since 1914. As of 2012, the museum aims 'to provide for, and to encourage, the study and understanding of the history of modern war and "wartime experience"'.Originally housed in the Crystal Palace at Sydenham Hill, the museum opened to the public in 1920. In 1924 the museum moved to space in the Imperial Institute in South Kensington, and finally in 1936 the museum acquired a permanent home which was previously the Bethlem Royal Hospital in Southwark. The outbreak of the Second World War saw the museum expand both its collections and its terms of reference, but in the post-war period the museum entered a period of decline. The 1960s saw the museum redevelop its Southwark building, now referred to as Imperial War Museum London, which serves as the organisation's corporate headquarters. During the 1970s the museum began to expand onto other sites. The first, in 1976, was a historic airfield in Cambridgeshire now referred to as IWM Duxford. In 1978 the Royal Navy cruiser became a branch of the museum, having previously been preserved for the nation by a private trust. In 1984 the Cabinet War Rooms, an underground wartime command centre, was opened to the public. From the 1980s onwards the museum's Bethlem building underwent a series of multimillion-pound redevelopments, completed in 2000. Finally, 2002 saw the opening of IWM North in Trafford, Greater Manchester, the fifth branch of the museum and the first in the north of England. In 2011 the museum rebranded itself as IWM, standing for 'Imperial War Museums'.

Churchill War Rooms
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
Clive Steps, King Charles Street
London, United Kingdom SW1A 2AQ

0207 930 6961

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Bond in Motion, Film Museum
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
45 Wellington Street
London, United Kingdom WC2E 7BN

020 3617 3010

The Clink Prison Museum
Distance: 1.7 mi Tourist Information
1 Clink Street
London, United Kingdom SE1 9DG

02074030900

The Clink Prison Museum is built upon the original site of the Clink Prison. The Prison dates back to 1144 making it one of England’s oldest, if not the oldest prison. Visitors will experience a hands on educational experience allowing them to handle original artefacts, including torture devices, as well as the opportunity to view and hear the amazing stories of the inmates and the notorious Southbank. Owned by the Bishop of Winchester, The Clink Prison was used to control the Southbank of London known as “The Liberty of The Clink”. This area housed much of London’s entertainment establishments including four theatres, bull-baiting, bear-baiting, inns and many other darker entertainments. The Clink Prison was only a small part of a vast complex on the Bankside that the Bishop owned called Winchester House. At one point in history Henry VIII planned toake control of the palace and use it as his own. Parts of the Great Hall still stand even today including the world famous Rose Arch Window preserved by English Heritage. Visitors to the area included individuals such as William Shakespeare, King Henry VIII, Sir Francis Drake, Geoffrey Chaucer and many more. Why not explore the prison that gave its name to all others? The clink Prison.

The Bank Of England Museum
Distance: 1.7 mi Tourist Information
Bartholomew Lane
London, United Kingdom EC2R 8AH

+44 (0)20 7601 5545

The Bank of England is the United Kingdom’s central bank. It has a unique role in our economy, promoting the good of the people of the United Kingdom by maintaining monetary and financial stability. However our Museum is about much more than money! Discover the history of the Bank, its buildings, and the people who have shaped it over more than 300 years.

The Charles Dickens Museum
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
48 Doughty Street
London, United Kingdom WC1N 2LX

0207 405 2127

The Egyptian Room, the British Museum
Distance: 0.1 mi Tourist Information
Great Russell Street
London, United Kingdom WC1B 5

020 7323 8299

Florence Nightingale Museum
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
2 Lambeth Palace Road
London, United Kingdom SE1 7EW

+44 (0) 20 7620 0374

The Cinema Museum
Distance: 2.0 mi Tourist Information
2 Dugard Way
London, United Kingdom SE11 4TH

020 7840 2200

The Cartoon Museum
Distance: 0.1 mi Tourist Information
35 Little Russell Street
London, United Kingdom WC1A 2HH

02075808155

The Household Cavalry Museum and Shop
Distance: 0.9 mi Tourist Information
Horse Guards, Whitehall
London, United Kingdom SW1A 2AX

0207 930 3070

Visit the Household Cavalry Museum to learn about the British Army's two senior regiments, The Life Guards and The Blues and Royals, and see their working stables through a large glass screen. Visit our website for opening times and our online shop.

Sir John Soane's Museum
Distance: 0.4 mi Tourist Information
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London, United Kingdom WC2A 3BP

Sir John Soane's Museum was formerly the home of the neo-classical architect John Soane. It holds many drawings and models of Soane's projects and the collections of paintings, drawings and antiquities that he assembled.The museum is located in Holborn, London, adjacent to Lincoln's Inn Fields. It is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.HistoryHousesSoane demolished and rebuilt three houses in succession on the north side of Lincoln's Inn Fields. He began with No. 12 (between 1792 and 1794), externally a plain brick house. After becoming Professor of Architecture at the Royal Academy in 1806, Soane purchased No. 13, the house next door, today the Museum, and rebuilt it in two phases in 1808–09 and 1812.In 1808–09 he constructed his drawing office and "museum" on the site of the former stable block at the back, using primarily top lighting. In 1812 he rebuilt the front part of the site, adding a projecting Portland Stone facade to the basement, ground and first floor levels and the centre bay of the second floor. Originally this formed three open loggias, but Soane glazed the arches during his lifetime. Once he had moved into No. 13, Soane rented out his former home at No. 12 (on his death it was left to the nation along with No. 13, the intention being that the rental income would fund the running of the Museum).

The Foundling Museum
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
40 Brunswick Square
London, United Kingdom WC1N 1AX

020 7841 3600

Handel & Hendrix in London
Distance: 0.9 mi Tourist Information
25 Brook Street
London, United Kingdom W1K 4HB

020 7495 1685

Separated by a wall & 200 years are the homes of two musicians who chose London & changed music. Welcome to Handel & Hendrix in London

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Once The Musical (London)
Distance: 0.3 mi Tourist Information
110 Charing Cross Road
London, United Kingdom WC2H 0JH

0844 871 7629

A bittersweet and funny love story that celebrates the power of music, performed live on stage by an extraordinary cast of actor-musicians, Once dazzles with invention, wit and unforgettable songs. Winner of 8 Tony® Awards, a 2013 Grammy® Award and the 2014 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music, this is the show everyone wants to see more than once. Come and find out why…

United Grand Lodge of England
Distance: 0.3 mi Tourist Information
Freemasons' Hall, Great Queen Street
London, United Kingdom WC2B 5AZ

+44 (0)20 7381 9811

Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London
Distance: 0.3 mi Tourist Information
Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square
London, United Kingdom WC1B 5DR

020 7862 5800

Trades Union Congress (TUC)
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Congress House, Great Russell Street
London, United Kingdom WC1B 3L

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Sotheby's Institute Of Art
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30 Bedford Square
London, United Kingdom

20-74623232

SOAS Students' Union
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10 Thornhaugh St
London, United Kingdom WC1H 0XG

020 7898 4992

Unite The Union
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128 Theobalds Road
London, United Kingdom WC1X 8TN

West End theatre
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West End
London, United Kingdom SW11 3

West End theatre is a common term for mainstream professional theatre staged in the large theatres of "Theatreland" in and near the West End of London. Along with New York City's Broadway theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre in the English-speaking world. Seeing a West End show is a common tourist activity in London.Total attendances first surpassed 12 million in 2002 and then 13 million in 2007, setting a new record for the West End. In 2013, ticket sales reached a record 14.5 million making West End the largest English speaking audience in the world. Famous screen actors frequently appear on the London stage.HistoryTheatre in London flourished after the English Reformation. The first permanent public playhouse, known simply as The Theatre, was constructed in 1576 in Shoreditch by James Burbage. It was soon joined by The Curtain. Both are known to have been used by William Shakespeare's company. In 1599, the timber from The Theatre was moved to Southwark, where it was used in building the Globe Theatre in a new theatre district formed beyond the controls of the City corporation. These theatres were closed in 1642 due to the Puritans who would later influence the interregnum of 1649.

West End theatre
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West End
London, United Kingdom SW11 3

West End theatre is a common term for mainstream professional theatre staged in the large theatres of "Theatreland" in and near the West End of London. Along with New York City's Broadway theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre in the English-speaking world. Seeing a West End show is a common tourist activity in London.Total attendances first surpassed 12 million in 2002 and then 13 million in 2007, setting a new record for the West End. In 2013, ticket sales reached a record 14.5 million making West End the largest English speaking audience in the world. Famous screen actors frequently appear on the London stage.HistoryTheatre in London flourished after the English Reformation. The first permanent public playhouse, known simply as The Theatre, was constructed in 1576 in Shoreditch by James Burbage. It was soon joined by The Curtain. Both are known to have been used by William Shakespeare's company. In 1599, the timber from The Theatre was moved to Southwark, where it was used in building the Globe Theatre in a new theatre district formed beyond the controls of the City corporation. These theatres were closed in 1642 due to the Puritans who would later influence the interregnum of 1649.

Congress House
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28 Great Russell Street
London, United Kingdom WC1B 3

+44 (0) 20 7467 1318

Congress House is the headquarters of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), a British organisation that represents most of the UK's trade unions.In 1948, David du Roi Aberdeen won an architectural competition to design the new TUC headquarters building in Great Russell Street, London. Staff began to move into the offices in 1956 and the building was officially opened in 1958. The building is Grade II* listed.Congress House was officially opened on 27 March 1958 along with the unveiling of a giant ‘pieta’ style statue of a woman holding her dead son, carved in place in the internal courtyard by Jacob Epstein, it was intended as a memorial to the dead trade unionists of both world wars.Congress House was one of the earliest post-war buildings to be listed at Grade II*, in 1988.

AADRL Architectural Association Design Research Lab
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Architectural Association School of Architecture, 36 Bedford Square
London, United Kingdom WC1B 3ES

+44 (0)20 7887 4067

Chartered Institute of Public Relations
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CIPR Public Relations Centre, 52-53 Russell Square
London, United Kingdom WC1B 4HP

020 7631 6900

Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the only Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. With over 10,000 members involved in all aspects of public relations, it is the largest body of its type in Europe. The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR). The CIPR was granted its Royal Charter by the Privy Council in February 2005.

International Coffee Organization
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22 Berners Street
London, United Kingdom W1T 3DD

+44 (0)20 7612 0600

The International Coffee Organization (ICO) is the main intergovernmental organization for coffee, bringing together exporting and importing Governments to tackle the challenges facing the world coffee sector through international cooperation. Its Member Governments represent 98% of world coffee production and 83% of world consumption.

Energybase Fitness
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Malet Street
London, United Kingdom WC1E 7HY

0207 664 2002

Our facilities include a 53 station fitness suite, 33m swimming pool, up to 50 classes per week, remedial treatments, a sports hall and a multi purpose studio. Membership of Energybase includes unlimited use of the fitness suite, swimming pool and classes.

Best Of Britannia
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Victoria House Southampton Row
London, United Kingdom WC1B 4DA

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Best of Britannia (BoB) is a showcase that we have been working on for the past 3 years which launched October 2012 in Clerkenwell, London. The event is essentially about British design, makers and their skills and we are hand-picking the brands that we feel are perfect to showcase the Best of Britannia in every industry.

Birkbeck Students' Union
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Room 455, 4th Floor, Malet Street Campus
London, United Kingdom WC1E 7HX

02076316335

A democratic membership organisation, incorported as a company limited by guarantee. All Birkbeck students are automatically Ordinary Members of the Union. General Manager: Rob Park The governing body is the Trustee Board, comprising seven student executives and eight non-executive lay trustees. The senior policy and representational body is the Council, comprising the Executive plus academic reps, club/soc reps, general reps, liberation reps and officers with portfolios.

Telit
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7th Floor, 90 High Holborn,
London, United Kingdom WC1V 6XX

+39 040 4192 200

Telit offers the industry’s broadest portfolio of IoT products and services, combined with unmatched IoT expertise and developer resources, that enable end-to-end IoT solutions across virtually any market or industry around the world. Telit products and services include cellular communication modules in all technologies, GNSS, short-to-long range wireless modules, IoT connectivity plans and IoT platform services. Through the IoT Portal, Telit makes IoT onboarding easy, reduces risk, time to market, complexity and costs for asset tracking, remote monitoring and control, telematics, industrial automation and others, across many industries and vertical markets worldwide. Through collaboration with an extensive ecosystem of technology partners, system integrators, and mobile network operators, Telit helps companies, large and small, with IoT concept ideation, system architecture, prototype development and commercial deployment, resulting in business transformation, improved operational efficiencies and innovation.

NLP Life Training
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5 Percy Street
London, United Kingdom W1T 1DG

+44845 260 7930

At NLP Life we are passionate about teaching people how to get more freedom, more happiness and more control in their lives through training in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming). Our world-famous seminars are delivered by the co-creator of NLP, Dr Richard Bandler, whose unique understanding of personal change through NLP is unrivalled anywhere in the world. Formed in 2008 by personal development specialist Bernardo Moya, NLP Life's main mission was to continue offering the unique training previously offered by Paul McKenna Training when Paul McKenna relocated to Los Angeles in 2008. Determined that the UK & Europe should not miss out on the powerful benefits of training from US-based Dr Richard Bandler and that the finest NLP training should be available to as many as possible, Bernardo Moya and his team have worked ceaselessly to keep Dr Bandler's life-changing courses available and affordable.

Conway Hall Ethical Society
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25 Red Lion Square
London, United Kingdom

020 7242 8031

The Conway Hall Ethical Society, formerly the South Place Ethical Society, based in London at Conway Hall, is thought to be the oldest surviving freethought organisation in the world, and is the only remaining ethical society in the United Kingdom. It now advocates secular humanism and is a member of the International Humanist and Ethical Union.HistoryThe Society can trace back its origins to February 14th 1793 in a congregation of nonconformists known as Philadelphians or Universalists. William Johnson Fox became their minister in 1817. In 1824 the congregation built a chapel at South Place, in the district of central London known as Finsbury. The chapel was repaired by John Wallen, of a family of London architects and builders.In 1929 they built new premises, Conway Hall, at 37 (now numbered 25) Red Lion Square, in nearby Bloomsbury, on the site of a tenement, previously a factory belonging to James Perry, a pen and ink maker. Conway Hall is named after an American, Moncure D. Conway, who led the Society from 1864–1885 and 1892–1897, during which time it moved further away from Unitarianism. Conway spent the break in his tenure in the United States, writing a biography of Thomas Paine. In 1888 the name of the Society was changed from South Place Religious Society to South Place Ethical Society (SPES) under Stanton Coit's leadership. In 1950 the SPES joined the Ethical Union. In 1969 another name change was mooted, to The South Place Humanist Society, a discussion that sociologist Colin Campbell suggests symbolized the death of the ethical movement in England.

Dignity in Dying
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181 Oxford Street
London, United Kingdom W1D 2JT

02074797730

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Museum of Comedy
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The Undercroft, St Georges Church, Bloomsbury Way
London, United Kingdom WC1A 2SR

020 7534 1744

Founded by Leicester Square Theatre director Martin Witts, the Museum of Comedy is a brand new, immersive museum and performance venue, featuring iconic props and artefacts from our rich comedic history and housing one of the most comprehensive collections of Comedy memorabilia ever to be amassed in one place. The museum has been lovingly put together by Martin from his collection of over six thousand artefacts and print from some the most iconic comedians and comedy shows both past and present, amassed during his career spanning over three decades in the comedy industry. See comic artefacts from Tommy Cooper’s handmade magic props to Steptoe and Son’s stuffed bear! Plus Leicester Square Theatre favourite Bill Bailey’s iconic 6-neck guitar. Accompanying the collection will be revolving exhibitions, currently Steve Ullathorne’s stylish and contemporary images of current comedy stars The Comic Collection. Museum facilities include The Cooper Room, a state of the art traditional performance space hosting all kinds of comedy performance, from theatre and stand up to silent film. The Museum is also home to The Comedy Academy, an educational facility for comedy writing performance and production. The Museum of Comedy. Shining a light on the stars of British comedy. See What's On: http://bit.ly/25WAU79 @museumofcomedy www.museumofcomedy.com

Bedford Estate
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19 Bedford Pl
London, United Kingdom WC1B 5JA

020 7636 2885

The Bedford Estate is an estate in central London, owned by the Russell family who possess the peerage of Duke of Bedford. The estate was originally based in Covent Garden, then stretched to include Bloomsbury in 1669. The Covent Garden property was sold for £2 million in 1913, by Herbrand Russell, 11th Duke of Bedford to the MP and land speculator Harry Mallaby-Deeley, who sold his option to the Beecham family for £250,000; the sale being finalised in 1918.HistoryIn 1669, the Bloomsbury Estate came into ownership of the Russell family when William, son of William Russell, 1st Duke and 5th Earl of Bedford (1616–1700), married Lady Rachel Vaughan, one of the daughters of Thomas Wriothesley, 4th Earl of Southampton (1607–1667). She had recently inherited the agricultural fields now known as Bloomsbury from her father.Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford (1765–1802) came of age in 1786. He was a spendthrift gambler, with an interest in farming on the Woburn estate. However, he was not interested in Bedford House in Bloomsbury, instead living in the West End. In 1800, the contents of Bedford House were put up for auction and the house was demolished. It was replaced by a wide avenue, Bedford Place, leading north to the large Russell Square, with Montague Street running parallel to the west. Francis Russell commissioned James Burton (1761–1837) to develop the land into a residential area with Russell Square forming the focal point, landscaped by Humphrey Repton after the success of his work for Francis Russell on his Woburn estate.

Hong Kong: A Smart City in the World
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18 Bedford Square
London, United Kingdom WC1B 3JA

02072908208

"Deadline for Application: 15 April 2016" UK secondary school students offered chance to win a place at a university summer school in Hong Kong! The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in London has launched for the fifth time the Student Competition this year with the title “Hong Kong: A Smart City in the World!”. The objective of the Competition is to enable British students to experience Hong Kong’s vibrancy, innovation and creativity; and to consider pursuing tertiary education in Hong Kong. The Competition offered UK sixth form secondary school students the chance to win a free trip to Hong Kong to attend a summer school programme at a Hong Kong university and have a genuine taste of the university campus life. Sponsored by Cathay Pacific Airways and supported by the British Council, the Competition has the participation of four key universities in Hong Kong. To join the Competition, students are invited to conduct research on the strengths of Hong Kong to develop itself as a Smart City, and to come up with a proposed project for Hong Kong to further integrate technology to improve the quality of living. . Entries can be through any means – an essay or through social media, for example a video clip on YouTube, a post in a blog. Five winners will be selected and entries will be judged based on content, creativity and presentation. To be eligible for the competition, the contestants must be – a British citizen holding a UK passport and without right of abode or right to land in Hong Kong; sixth form (Grade 12 or Grade 13) and studying full time at a secondary school in the UK; able to speak fluent English; given the consent to participate in the Competition by his/her parent or legal guardian; and able to support him/herself financially whilst in Hong Kong. The Competition starts to receive entries today and the deadline for application is 15 April 2016. For further information about the competition, please visit http://www.hketolondon.gov.hk/news/press_competition2016.htm or email [email protected]

Chartered Institute of Public Relations
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CIPR Public Relations Centre, 52-53 Russell Square
London, United Kingdom WC1B 4HP

020 7631 6900

Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the only Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. With over 10,000 members involved in all aspects of public relations, it is the largest body of its type in Europe. The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR). The CIPR was granted its Royal Charter by the Privy Council in February 2005.

GoToMidtown
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2nd Floor, Sicilian House, Sicilian Avenue
London, United Kingdom WC1A 2QR

020 7078 7077

Bloomsbury, Holborn and St Giles are located right in the heart of London. There’s so much you can see and do here. From some of London’s finest pubs, world-class museums, galleries, restaurants and specialist shops. This area has a great mix of culture, with hidden treasures you can’t find anywhere else. There’s something on every street corner. History behind every door. It could be said to have all the very best which London has to offer, within easy walking distance. If you haven’t been before then there’s so much for you to find and discover. Whatever you’re looking for, you will find it in Bloomsbury, Holborn and St Giles.

Function Fixers
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71-75 Shelton Street
London, United Kingdom WC2H 9JQ

0207 1868686

Function Fixers was established in 2006 by a small team of enthusiastic event experts passionate about service. With over 20 years of venue finding and event management experience, our team of venue finders and event co-ordinators is available to help you find the best venue for each event and help you to organise the perfect event each time.

Once The Musical (London)
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110 Charing Cross Road
London, United Kingdom WC2H 0JH

0844 871 7629

A bittersweet and funny love story that celebrates the power of music, performed live on stage by an extraordinary cast of actor-musicians, Once dazzles with invention, wit and unforgettable songs. Winner of 8 Tony® Awards, a 2013 Grammy® Award and the 2014 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music, this is the show everyone wants to see more than once. Come and find out why…

Best Of Britannia
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Victoria House Southampton Row
London, United Kingdom WC1B 4DA

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Best of Britannia (BoB) is a showcase that we have been working on for the past 3 years which launched October 2012 in Clerkenwell, London. The event is essentially about British design, makers and their skills and we are hand-picking the brands that we feel are perfect to showcase the Best of Britannia in every industry.

The Nuisance Calls Forum
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120 Kingston Road
London, United Kingdom SW19 1LY

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The Nuisance Calls Forum is the place to chat and compare opinions about the firms contacting you. Seek free advice and customer reviews from other consumers now. Please contribute to the discussions with your stories, opinions and experiences. You can join in discussions as a guest without registering with us but will only have limited access to some of our features. To unlock all of our features, simply register with us now. Registration is free, quick and easy. Responding to posts and starting new discussions is easy. Simply select the 'Join in Discussion' / 'Start New Discussion' links and type your message and it will then be immediately uploaded. You do not need to register with this site to upload any messages.

Ramadan Tent Project
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Malet Street Gardens
London, United Kingdom WC1E 6DP

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Birkbeck Students' Union
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Room 455, 4th Floor, Malet Street Campus
London, United Kingdom WC1E 7HX

02076316335

A democratic membership organisation, incorported as a company limited by guarantee. All Birkbeck students are automatically Ordinary Members of the Union. General Manager: Rob Park The governing body is the Trustee Board, comprising seven student executives and eight non-executive lay trustees. The senior policy and representational body is the Council, comprising the Executive plus academic reps, club/soc reps, general reps, liberation reps and officers with portfolios.

BITA UK
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Unit 21 Walker Avenue
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom MK12 5TW

+441908410598

Benefits to Members Posted by: BITA Team 04 Nov 2014 BITA is a trade association for the UK interior textiles industry. It seeks to promote and safeguard the interests of its members, which range from large, well known brands, to small companies with only a few employees. The product range supplied by members is vast and covers all aspects of the interiors industry from furnishing fabrics, readymade curtains, cushions, blinds to tracks and poles. BITA provides a range of services aimed at maximising business opportunities and strengthening the business environment in which members operate. Some of the key benefits are: The Voice of the Textile Industry BITA speaks on behalf of its members to a wide range of organisations; so membership of BITA means your views are heard! BITA regularly consult with the Government to ensure that the achievements and needs of our industry are brought to the attention of Members of Parliament and Civil Servants. BITA representatives sit on a number of technical committees to ensure the views of the industry are taken into account on areas such as standards (British, European and International standards) and the environment. BITA is an active member of the UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT). Membership of this organisation means BITA members join over 2000 other companies in a very large and active trade body. UKFT talks on behalf of the whole textile and fashion pipeline; is very active in lobbying on behalf of the industry and provides an excellent network. BITA members are able to attend seminars run by UKFT at discounted rates; recent seminars have covered topics such as Selling to Russia, An Introduction to Licencing and the very popular How to Get Paid. BITA members are also listed in Sources; the UKFT’s listing of its members (distributed worldwide). The BITA Forum As BITA understands the power and importance of social media, especially communication with customers and potential partners, we created the BITA TRADE ONLY FORUM on Facebook. This group is entirely dedicated to giving you and your industry peers a place to discuss business, promote new collections or just to ask a question and get some help. We have 670+ members and that number is constantly growing, with our active promotions resulting in over 300 new members in 2014 so far. If you want to be part of this exciting forum, simply click on the forum image above and make sure you have your company name on your profile. We want to keep it trade only - for the privacy and convenience of all our members, both suppliers and trade customers. We would also be happy to manage new Facebook posts for you. Simply make sure you have joined the forum, email your updates to [email protected] and like and share once we have posted! The BITA Directory and Website (www.interiortextiles.co.uk) The BITA online directory is an invaluable tool for both BITA members and anyone wanting to connect with them. We have a complete profile of each company that is part of the association and we give potential customers a great opportunity to navigate their way to the right supplier. The website receives a large number of hits from all over the world and provides a searchable database of members’ products. Listing on the BITA website is FREE for all BITA members. The BITA Newsletter Issued quarterly, the Newsletter is full of information that is relevant to your business. Find out about sector specific information, funding opportunities from Brussels, the latest government training opportunities and upcoming seminars. The BITA Showcase Our very popular BITA Showcases provide a fantastic and economical way for BITA members to see their existing customers and meet new ones. In September 2014 BITA was delighted to celebrate our 90th one day show since 2008 and our 14th showcase tour in 7 years! Over 70 Fabulous Brands of Furnishing Fabrics, Curtains, Blinds, Poles, Trimmings, Cushions, Wallpapers, Bedlinen and other Accessories are exhibited at the shows. Our visitors also enjoy: Free Entry Free Parking (except London) Free Tea & Coffee All Day Complimentary Buffet Lunch or Canapés at all venues Complimentary tickets to our Curtain Making Masterclass The BITA Showcases continue to grow in popularity and gain more visitor interest year after year. Our Spring Showcase took place in London, on 9 and 10 of March 2014, at the beautiful Chelsea Harbour’s 5* Wyndham Grand Hotel and attracted over 600 visitors from 300 companies. Our Autumn Roadshow Showcases gave exhibitors and visitors access to 6 shows across the UK - in East Anglia, the South West, the Midlands, the North West, the North East and spent its final two days in London. This was our largest round of shows, with over 70 brands exhibiting. We are now preparing for our 2 day show at the Chelsea Harbour Hotel on 8 & 9 March 2015. For regular updates, you can get in touch with BITA. For more pictures of the showcases and exhibitors’ collections you can also find us on Pintrest NB: Non-members pay 15% surcharge to exhibit with us! Promoting Design Talent BITA organises the Emerging Talent Award to recognise the wealth of design talent in the UK. The competition is open to all undergraduates, or those who have graduated in the past three years. Hundreds of entries are received and are judged by leading directors from the industry. The winning entry plus the runners up are displayed during the Autumn BITA Showcase. In 2013 the FIRST PRIZE of £1000 and a week's work experience placement in the design studio at PRESTIGIOUS TEXTILES, one of the UK's TOP furnishing brands, was awarded to Natalie Radcliff. The BITA Marketing team are always on hand to answer any queries, if you wish to discuss the benefits of membership further.

United Engineers Chapter
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Great Queen Street
London, United Kingdom

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Welcome to the official Facebook page for the United Engineers Chapter No.3862, meeting at Freemasons Hall, Great Queen Street, London. A Founding Chapter of the Metropolitan Grand Chapter of London. Aldersgate Ritual.

SOAS Students' Union
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10 Thornhaugh St
London, United Kingdom WC1H 0XG

020 7898 4992

Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London
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Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square
London, United Kingdom WC1B 5DR

020 7862 5800

British Shooting
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British Shooting, Ascot Room, Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre, Marlow Road
Marlow, United Kingdom SL7 1RR

Telit
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7th Floor, 90 High Holborn,
London, United Kingdom WC1V 6XX

+39 040 4192 200

Telit offers the industry’s broadest portfolio of IoT products and services, combined with unmatched IoT expertise and developer resources, that enable end-to-end IoT solutions across virtually any market or industry around the world. Telit products and services include cellular communication modules in all technologies, GNSS, short-to-long range wireless modules, IoT connectivity plans and IoT platform services. Through the IoT Portal, Telit makes IoT onboarding easy, reduces risk, time to market, complexity and costs for asset tracking, remote monitoring and control, telematics, industrial automation and others, across many industries and vertical markets worldwide. Through collaboration with an extensive ecosystem of technology partners, system integrators, and mobile network operators, Telit helps companies, large and small, with IoT concept ideation, system architecture, prototype development and commercial deployment, resulting in business transformation, improved operational efficiencies and innovation.

Conway Hall Ethical Society
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25 Red Lion Square
London, United Kingdom

020 7242 8031

The Conway Hall Ethical Society, formerly the South Place Ethical Society, based in London at Conway Hall, is thought to be the oldest surviving freethought organisation in the world, and is the only remaining ethical society in the United Kingdom. It now advocates secular humanism and is a member of the International Humanist and Ethical Union.HistoryThe Society can trace back its origins to February 14th 1793 in a congregation of nonconformists known as Philadelphians or Universalists. William Johnson Fox became their minister in 1817. In 1824 the congregation built a chapel at South Place, in the district of central London known as Finsbury. The chapel was repaired by John Wallen, of a family of London architects and builders.In 1929 they built new premises, Conway Hall, at 37 (now numbered 25) Red Lion Square, in nearby Bloomsbury, on the site of a tenement, previously a factory belonging to James Perry, a pen and ink maker. Conway Hall is named after an American, Moncure D. Conway, who led the Society from 1864–1885 and 1892–1897, during which time it moved further away from Unitarianism. Conway spent the break in his tenure in the United States, writing a biography of Thomas Paine. In 1888 the name of the Society was changed from South Place Religious Society to South Place Ethical Society (SPES) under Stanton Coit's leadership. In 1950 the SPES joined the Ethical Union. In 1969 another name change was mooted, to The South Place Humanist Society, a discussion that sociologist Colin Campbell suggests symbolized the death of the ethical movement in England.

Hartshorn - Hook Productions
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The Arts Theatre, Great Newport Street,
London, United Kingdom WC2H7JB

Founded by Louis Hartshorn and Brian Hook in 2007, Hartshorn - Hook Productions is a commercial entertainment production and management company. Louis and Brian also provide consultancy services to theatre companies across the UK. Hartshorn - Hook Productions are set to be recognised by the Guiness Book of World Records as being the youngest producers ever to set foot in the West End.

West End theatre
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West End
London, United Kingdom SW11 3

West End theatre is a common term for mainstream professional theatre staged in the large theatres of "Theatreland" in and near the West End of London. Along with New York City's Broadway theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre in the English-speaking world. Seeing a West End show is a common tourist activity in London.Total attendances first surpassed 12 million in 2002 and then 13 million in 2007, setting a new record for the West End. In 2013, ticket sales reached a record 14.5 million making West End the largest English speaking audience in the world. Famous screen actors frequently appear on the London stage.HistoryTheatre in London flourished after the English Reformation. The first permanent public playhouse, known simply as The Theatre, was constructed in 1576 in Shoreditch by James Burbage. It was soon joined by The Curtain. Both are known to have been used by William Shakespeare's company. In 1599, the timber from The Theatre was moved to Southwark, where it was used in building the Globe Theatre in a new theatre district formed beyond the controls of the City corporation. These theatres were closed in 1642 due to the Puritans who would later influence the interregnum of 1649.