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.
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IWM London tells the stories of those whose lives have been shaped by war from the First World War to the present day.
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London DungeonDistance: 1.8 miTourist 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.
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 MuseumDistance: 1.0 miTourist 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'.
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 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.
Sir John Soane's MuseumDistance: 1.0 miTourist 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).
Separated by a wall & 200 years are the homes of two musicians who chose London & changed music. Welcome to Handel & Hendrix in London
Museum of the Order of St JohnDistance: 1.6 miTourist Information Museum of the Order of St John, St John's Gate, St John's Lane, Clerkenwell London, United Kingdom EC1M 4DA 020 7324 4005
The Museum of the Order of St John tells a unique and fascinating story — the story of the Order of St John — from its origins in eleventh century Jerusalem, through to its role today with St John Ambulance and the St John Eye Hospital in Jerusalem.
This story highlights how, from founding a hospital to care for sick pilgrims in eleventh century Jerusalem, St John has maintained its caring role to the present day, working on numerous humanitarian projects worldwide.
The Museum occupies two sites in Clerkenwell: St John’s Gate, which dates from 1504; and the Priory Church of St John with its surviving Twelfth Century Crypt.
You can find us on Twitter too! @StJohnsGate (https://twitter.com/StJohnsGate)
Rotten Row, in London's Hyde Park, has been the most famous equestrian venue in England for 300 years. Hyde Park Stables offer horse riding and horse riding lessons all year round in Central London on horses and ponies chosen for their safe temperament. There are five miles of bridleways for horse riding in London's Hyde Park beside the Serpentine Lake, in the most beautiful setting for horse riding in a Capital City anywhere in the world. There are also two outdoor riding arenas, for more formal horse riding lessons and dressage.
Our riding stables in Hyde Park, London, cater for riders of all abilities, previous experience is not necessary. Hyde Park Stables London take adults and children for both group and private horse rides and horse riding lessons.
So if you are looking for horse riding in London, or pony riding in London for a fun day out, or you are interested in a course of horse riding lessons in central London then contact us today at the Hyde Park Riding Stables, London's premier horse riding school.
Hyde Park Stables is dedicated to providing a high standard of horse riding and horse riding instruction for adults and children, from five years of age and older.
Hyde Park Stables, built around 1835 is the oldest public stables in Central London. Bathurst Mews, where we are located, is the last remaining working mews.
We offer group horse riding for all levels, semi-private riding for couples or small private groups or private one to one tuition.
We cater for visitors who want to improve their horse riding ability as well as for regular riders who want to learn from the beginning, or for those who are coming back to the sport to re-learn their skills and regain their fitness levels.
We also offer one-off rides for visitors who want to experience beautiful Hyde Park from the back of a horse.
Hyde Park Stables have a dedicated team of staff who escort and teach riders on lesson-rides in Hyde Park as well as lessons in our outdoor arena. We teach all levels from complete beginners to advanced dressage and will also teach parents and children (from five years and older) together in Hyde Park on lesson-rides.
The safety of all riders is our highest priority and we will therefore take all reasonable precautions to ensure an enjoyable and safe ride. Please state your experience when making a booking so we can allocate a suitable horse for you.
Hyde Park Stables provide horses that are as safe as possible while maintaining an enjoyable and fun attitude to riding and learning equestrianism at all levels.
Our weight limit for all riders is 80kg / 12 ½ stone / 175 lbs.
We hope all our customers understand that this weight limit is to maintain our horses’ welfare.
Horse Riding in Hyde Park is a wonderful experience and we hope you enjoy riding with us.
For more than 260 years, The Jockey Club has existed for the good of British racing.
Our vision is for British horseracing to be the best in the world for the next 50 years and beyond.
To achieve our stated vision, our mission is:
To provide leadership using our resources, influence and assets to ensure British horseracing reaches its full potential, in accordance with our objectives in the Royal Charter to act for the good of the sport.
In practice, this means promoting excellence and implementing innovations to drive the long-term success of British racing, supported by investing our profits in the sport and working alongside other parties with the same vision and values wherever possible.
The Brooke is determined to do whatever it takes to ensure that the right elements are in place for working horses, donkeys and mules to be healthy and happy in the long-term.
The Brooke works directly and through partners to do whatever will most improve the welfare of working horses, donkeys and mules through the alleviation of existing suffering and the development of equine welfare practices and facilities to prevent and reduce suffering in the future.
The Brooke's vision is of a world in which working horses, donkeys and mules are free from suffering.
The Brooke delivers practical programmes and provides support, advice, funding and infrastructure to its global network of employees, partners and supporters to make that vision a reality.
Equissage Europe is the ONLY Equine Sports Massage Training Programme in EUROPE recognised by Mary Schreiber, the founder of Equissage.
Now Equissage Europe is able to offer UK course venues at Bovington Royal Armoured Corps Saddle Club in Dorset; Tidworth Equestrian Centre in Wiltshire; Colchester Garrison Saddle Club in Essex and now Catterick Garrison Saddle Club in North Yorkshire. Equissage can also come to you if you prefer.
With more than 700 amazing artefacts, the attraction celebrates the weird, wonderful and bizarre in all its forms. With everything you can imagine (and plenty more you can’t), Ripley’s Believe It or Not! London is a family day out that’s definitely out of the ordinary
Our venue located in the Covent Garden Piazza has a modern elegant feel and is the perfect space, featuring 4 cellars steeped in history, originally used as the flower cellars for the Covent Gardent market. It features the fantastic Bond in Motion exhibition creating a talking point for any event.
For more information about hiring any of our spaces please call 020 7202 7043.
The Queen's Gallery is a public art gallery at Buckingham Palace, home of the British monarch, in London. It exhibits works of art from the Royal Collection (those works owned by the King or Queen "in trust for the nation" rather than privately) on a rotating basis; about 450 works are on display at any one time.The gallery is at the west front of the Palace, on the site of a chapel bombed during the Second World War, and first opened in 1962. Over the following 37 years it received 5 million visitors, until it was closed in 1999–2002 for extension work carried out by John Simpson. On 21 May 2002, the gallery was reopened by Elizabeth II to coincide with her Golden Jubilee. The extension added the current Doric entrance portico and several new rooms, more than tripling the size of the building. It is open to the public for much of the year.
The Royal Institution's historic Mayfair venue is available for private hire. Unique Georgian & contemporary spaces perfect for conferences, parties & weddings.
We offer space to accommodate for all style of events. We are also currently offering Summer 2014 Packages from June-August.
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For further information on any of the above packages or general hire please contact a member of the Venue Hire Team- [email protected]
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The tower was originally built in 1365 to store the personal treasures of King Edward III. It was used by his successors up until the reign of Edward VI, before it was given to Parliament in the 1500s to house the records for the House of Lords. The tower was later handed over to the Government, when the Department for Weights and Measures used it as their base. The imperial measurements were all standardised here, including the infamous Great British Pint, that all pints still conform to today.
Come visit us today, to see a remarkable medieval survival in the heart of Westminster.
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.
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. The tower holds the second largest four-faced chiming clock in the world (after Minneapolis City Hall). The tower was completed in 1859 and had its 150th anniversary on 31 May 2009, during which celebratory events took place. The tower has become 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.
Leicester SquareDistance: 0.4 miTourist Information Leicester Square City of Westminster, United Kingdom WC2H 7DE <>
Leicester Square) is a pedestrianised square in the West End of London, England. It was laid out in 1670 and is named after the contemporary Leicester House, itself named after Robert Sidney, 2nd Earl of Leicester.The square was originally a gentrified residential area, with tenants including Frederick, Prince of Wales and artists William Hogarth and Joshua Reynolds. It became more down-market in the late 18th century as Leicester House was demolished and retail developments took place, becoming a centre for entertainment. Several major theatres were established in the 19th century, which were converted to cinemas towards the middle of the next. Leicester Square holds a number of nationally important cinemas such as the Odeon Leicester Square, Empire, Leicester Square and the now closed Odeon West End, which are frequently used for film premières, The nearby Prince Charles Cinema is popular for showing cult films and marathon film runs. The square remains a popular tourist attraction, including hosting events for the Chinese New Year.The square has always had a park in its centre, which was originally Lammas land. The park's fortunes have varied over the centuries, reaching near dilapidation in the mid-19th century after changing ownership several times. It was restored under the direction of St Martin in the Fields parish of their right to use the previously common land. The parishioners appealed to King Charles I, and he appointed three members of the privy council to arbitrate. Lord Leicester was ordered to keep part of his land (thereafter known as Leicester Fields and later as Leicester Square)(1713–1788
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Southbank Centre includes:
› Royal Festival Hall
› Hayward Gallery
› Queen Elizabeth Hall
› Purcell Room
› Saison Poetry Library
LST is a magnificently restored theatre located in the heart of the West End with two exceptional spaces running a healthy programme of comedy, cabaret, dance, music and theatre. The 400 seat theatre boasts 2 bars perfectly positioned in the auditorium with newly-installed cinema style seating and a second intimate Lounge Theatre with a capacity of up to 70 with its own bar and cabaret-style seating.
Play your part in 10 fairytale themed shows including a magical 4D flying bus ride brought to you by DreamWorks Tours! There’s breath-taking animation, captivating story-telling and bonkers characters PLUS unexpected surprises, smells and smiles from Shrek® and all his DreamWorks® pals as they bring Far Far Away closer than ever before in London’s newest family attraction!
Shrek's Adventure! London is a one of a kind, world first attraction and during your adventure you’ll meet many characters (princesses and donkeys included), but as in all fairytales you may also encounter a witch or two, which some of our younger audience may find scary! Whilst there’s no age limit, we recommend Shrek's Adventure! London for children aged 6-12 (and for those younger knights and princesses feeling especially brave).
We have a 4D magical bus ride, driven by none other than the mischievous Donkey! There is a minimum height restriction of 0.9 metres. Rumpelstiltskin is too short. Guests between 0.9 metres and 1.3 metres must be accompanied by an adult on the ride. Full ride restrictions can be found here - https://www.shreksadventure.com/london/visitor-info/helpful-information-guide/
Shrek's Adventure! London lasts for approximately 1 hour and 15 fairy-tale minutes!
The Palace of Westminster is the meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Commonly known as the Houses of Parliament after its occupants, it is also known as the 'heart of British politics'. The Palace lies on the northern bank of the River Thames in the City of Westminster, in central London. Its name, which derives from the neighbouring Westminster Abbey, may refer to either of two structures: the Old Palace, a medieval building complex that was destroyed by fire in 1834, and its replacement, the New Palace that stands today. For ceremonial purposes, the palace retains its original style and status as a royal residence and is the property of the Crown.The first royal palace was built on the site in the eleventh century, and Westminster was the primary residence of the Kings of England until a fire destroyed much of the complex in 1512. After that, it served as the home of the Parliament of England, which had been meeting there since the thirteenth century, and also as the seat of the Royal Courts of Justice, based in and around Westminster Hall. In 1834, an even greater fire ravaged the heavily rebuilt Houses of Parliament, and the only medieval structures of significance to survive were Westminster Hall, the Cloisters of St Stephen's, the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft, and the Jewel Tower.
The Moon Under Water - JD Wetherspoons, Leicester Square, LondonDistance: 0.4 miTourist Information 28 Leicester Square London, United Kingdom WC2H 7LE 020 7839 2837
The Hungerford Bridge crosses the River Thames in London, and lies between Waterloo Bridge and Westminster Bridge. It is a steel truss railway bridge – sometimes known as the Charing Cross Bridge – flanked by two more recent, cable-stayed, pedestrian bridges that share the railway bridge's foundation piers, and which are named the Golden Jubilee Bridges.The north end of the bridge is Charing Cross railway station, and is near Embankment Pier and the Victoria Embankment. The south end is near Waterloo station, County Hall, the Royal Festival Hall, and the London Eye. Each pedestrian bridge has steps and lift access.
Top Of The London EyeDistance: 0.4 miTourist Information Belvedere Road London, United Kingdom SE1 7PB
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.
The Ghost Bus Tours is a theatrical sightseeing tour onboard a classic 1960s Routemaster bus, showing you the darker side of London, Edinburgh & York, while providing a piece of comedy horror theatre like no other. See the sites of murder, torture and execution, and learn about the ghosts of the UK and the grisly skeletons in the cupboards. The perfect way to experience the London or Edinburgh, our ghostly tours are designed to entertain and educate while providing a spooky theatrical experience you'll never forget!
London Eye Ice RinkDistance: 0.4 miTourist Information The London Eye, Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road London, United Kingdom SE1 7PB 0871 781 3000
The Merlin Entertainments London Eye is excited to announce that, for the first time ever, customers will have the opportunity to don their best winter attire and take to the London Eye’s very own, open air ice skating rink.
Offering the unique opportunity to celebrate the festive season taking in the best views of London – both from the London Eye with a warm cup of mulled wine and from the Southbank’s first ice rink, looking up at the global icon – it’s sure to be the must-do winter activity this year.
Amanda showcases her artists work at pop-up shows and art fairs throughout London. She also runs the Arts Club, a contemporary art project that offers artist exhibitions, collecting seminars and art talks. For enquiries about membership please contact A.K.Lambert.
Philip Mould & Company are a leading specialist dealer in British art and Old Masters. Our gallery is a new three-storied space in Pall Mall. We have a large selection of fine paintings for sale, from Tudor and Jacobean panel pictures to eighteenth-century landscapes, as well as works by Old Masters such as Titian and Van Dyck, antique portrait miniatures and nineteenth-century and modern British art.
We also host regular exhibitions, with loans from national and international institutions. Philip Mould OBE has specialised in British art for thirty years and is regarded as the foremost expert in British portraiture. He works closely with private collectors and institutions to build their art collections and is widely consulted by the media.
Our specialist on portrait miniatures is Emma Rutherford, who was previously head of the miniature department at Bonhams, and before that worked at the V&A. She is one of the most widely respected portrait miniature specialists, and has published extensively on the subject.
'One of London's most important spaces for displaying contemporary art, the Hayward Gallery is housed in an austere 1968 building that is both equally loved and derided by the majority of Londoners. Whichever camp you fall into, you'll agree that it makes an excellent hanging space for the blockbuster exhibitions it puts on.' (Lonely Planet)
Hayward Publishing - Publishing beautiful books on contemporary art. In collaboration with Hayward Gallery and the Arts Council Collection.
Opened by Her Majesty The Queen in 1968, it is an outstanding example of sixties brutalist architecture and is one of the few remaining buildings of this style. It was designed by a group of young architects, including Dennis Crompton, Warren Chalk and Ron Herron. The Hayward Gallery is named after the late Sir Isaac Hayward, the former leader of the London County Council.
The gallery is known for both its friendly, welcoming atmosphere but also for it's engaging, academic approach to promoting photography. From the erudite exhibition catalogues that accompany each exhibition to regular curator-led museum tours and artist interviews the gallery is devoted to encouraging the wider appreciation of photographic history.
At Snap Galleries we specialize in rare, iconic rock 'n' roll photographs - produced in small limited editions by the master photographers of the genre - from the fifties to the present day.
We are a commercial retail gallery, and everything you see is for sale. Our customers are a global group of discerning collectors, art lovers and music aficionados who are looking for something special to hang in their homes and offices, and we ship regularly to clients in the UK, US, Europe, Australia and the Far East.
Our deep specialism lies in the music photographs of the sixties and seventies, (our most popular subjects come from those two decades: David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix etc.) but we cover the complete history of rock music photography starting with Elvis and running all the way through to the present day.
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The Royal Academy aims, wherever possible, to remove or reduce physical, sensory, attitudinal or intellectual barriers to access, to ensure that all aspects of our galleries, exhibitions and activities are as accessible as possible for all visitors.
RA Access comprises the following programmes:
InMotion: Wheelchair Users and Visitors with Mobility Impairments.
InTouch: Blind and Visually Impaired Visitors.
InteRAct: Deaf, Deafened and Hard of Hearing Visitors.
InMind: Visitors living with Dementia and Alzheimer’s.
SEN Schools: Tailored workshops for SEN schools.
InPerson: An Arts Club for Everyone.
InPractice: A space for artists to share and celebrate their art practice.
For more detailed info on each programme and on Access resources, visit our website: http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/learning/access-and-communities/
Somerset House offers a range of creative learning opportunities for families, young people and adults. Inspired by the lively programme of events and exhibitions, year-round activities include practical workshops, talks and film screenings, and late studios with a blend of making, music and projections. Families can enjoy free regular drop-in workshops.
East Wing Biennial Distance: 0.6 miTourist Information Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand London, United Kingdom WC2R0RN
Opening January 2016, we are delighted to announce the twelfth edition of the East Wing Biennial, Artificial Realities.
Artificial Realities is an exhibition of contemporary artworks that address the realm of uncertainty which exists between reality and falsehood. It assembles works into thematic microcosms, themselves dispatched into different rooms as well as transitional spaces. Each space is inhabited by a selection of works specifically chosen to disorient the understanding of established truths and expand the notion of reality into a zone of indetermination. With photographs depicting colourful foam explosions in nebulous – yet real – natural environments (Filippo Minelli), repetitious excavations marking their perennial presence over the Courtauld walls (Alan Chandler), doors leading to nowhere (Yonatan Vinitsky) and papier-mâché suspensions performing as the fisheye perception of a fabricated city (Marco Maggi) among fifty other works, Artificial Realities takes on the challenge of representing what is both familiar and unfamiliar, often materialising the poetry which exists between these two mental spaces.
The setting of the exhibition, within the East Wing of Somerset House, acts to emphasise the exhibition’s concept. The use of non-purpose built exhibition spaces including halls, staircases, and niches suggests that space is here a signifier of movement, flux, and liminality.
It is with great excitement that we reveal our list of collaborators and exhibitors: Adrian Fisk, Jacob Hashimoto, Fillipo Minelli, Ignacio Valdes, Rebecca Ward, Clive Barker, Samuel Levack and Jennifer Lewandowski, Jenny Holzer, Katie Paterson, Tegen Williams and Raf Felner, Tracey Emin, Antony Gormley, Chris Kenny, Rachel Whiteread, Falcone, Daniel Buren, Jacob Hashimoto, Fillipo Minelli, Oliver Schwarzwald, Edmund de Waal, Gabriel Kuri, Megan Geckler, Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva, Marco Maggi, Amina Benbouchta, Anastasia Brozler for Creative Perfumers, Alan Chandler, Gilles Retsin, Samuel Gough-Yates, Helen Howard, Emmanuelle Leblanc, Pau Marinello, Gordon Matta-Clark, Irene Montemurro, Yonatan Vinitsky, Laure Provost, Paula Subercaseaux, and Jim Lambie.