Festival of Imagination

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 3RD MARCH 2014

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, 400 Oxford Street, Marylebone, London W1U 1AB
 
 
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 until 
 
OPENING TIMES
Mon-Sat 9.30am-9pm | Sun 12pm-6pm
 
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Festival of ImaginationInspired by Harry Gordon Selfridge's famous mantra "Imagination is the mother of originality, we encourage imagination in every way possible", the Selfridges Festival of Imagination will see the store host a series of stimulating events and talks. Among the line-up is poet Carol Ann Duffy, designer David McCandless and filmmaker Simon Chinn, known for his Academy Award-winning documentaries 'Searching for Sugarman' and 'Man on Wire'. Plus, the world-store will fill its shelves with pioneering products that lead the way in design, fashion and technology.

 

About Selfridges

Don't be fooled into thinking that this huge department store is simply a Mecca for commercialism and shopaholics. Selfridges has a truly fascinating history that supports its excellent reputation for providing a huge range of high quality goods. Emphasising the ethos that "shopping should be fun", the stores original founder, US entrepreneur Harry Gordon Selfridge, defined the shop's hands-on, theatrical image that has endured since its opening in 1909. More about Selfridges

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LondonTown.com - Festival of Imagination Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Bond Street Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Marble Arch Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Marylebone Railway Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
Paddington Railway Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Welbeck Street NCP
 
4 minutes walk
 
Marble Arch Car Parks
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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What's on in London 2014

With an exciting calendar of events, London 2014 is shaping up to be another special year. Find out the best of what's happening throughout the capital this year with our thorough guide to 2014's finest entertainment.

 
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    Radisson Blu Edwardian Sussex Hotel
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £43  40% off
    19-25 Granville Place, W1H | 2 minutes from Festival of Imagination
    Smart and modern with slate floors and a unique leather reception area, the Sussex is one of Radisson's more contemporary hotels. Italian designer influences are evident ... More
     
     
     
    Mandeville Hotel London
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £84  37% off
    Mandeville Place, W1U | 3 minutes from Festival of Imagination
    At the Oxford Street end of pretty Marylebone village, this hotel earns its 'boutique' label due to its uniquely designed funky interiors. The swanky deVigne bar ... More
     
     
     
    Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £153  36% off
    Grosvenor Square, W1K | 3 minutes from Festival of Imagination
    It is all in the detail at this plush hotel with fluffy pillows, marble bathrooms and heated towel racks adding to the experience. Once a stately ... More
     
     
     
     
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    Sinatra at The London Palladium
    London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 10th July to 10th October 2015
    London Palladium, 8 Argyll Street, W1F | 11 minutes from Festival of Imagination
    A centenary celebration of ol' Blue Eyes, this multimedia concert marks 100 years since Frank Sinatra's birth. Rare and never before seen footage of the legendary ...More
     
     
     
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    Cats: The Musical
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 6th December 2014 to 25th April 2015
    London Palladium, 8 Argyll Street, W1F | 11 minutes from Festival of Imagination
    Following a successful return at the beginning of December 2014, Cats, Andrew Lloyd Webber's long-running musical based on TS Eliot's 'Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats' ...More
     
     
     
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    Bruce Forsyth Entertains
    London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Sunday 10th May 2015 - 7.30pm
    London Palladium, 8 Argyll Street, W1F | 11 minutes from Festival of Imagination
    Bruce Forsyth quit Strictly after he 'began to feel stale' but if anything can keep him on his toes its this live show at The London ...More
     
     
     
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    Wigmore Hall
    London > Entertainment > Classical Music
    36 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 5 minutes from Festival of Imagination
    Built by the Bechstein piano company in 1901, this grandiose concert hall is regarded by many as London's best venue for chamber and solo performances. Wigmore ... More
     
     
     
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    The Screen on Baker Street
    London > Entertainment > Cinemas
    96-98 Baker Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 9 minutes from Festival of Imagination
    Two intimate screening rooms, plush seating and high-tech facilities make The Screen on Baker Street a good choice for film lovers in the area. Tucked away ... More
     
     
     
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    London Palladium
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    8 Argyll Street, Soho, London W1F | 11 minutes from Festival of Imagination
    For those who owned televisions in the 1950s and 1960s, the London Palladium is quite simply the most famous variety theatre in the world. Stars who ... More
     
     
     
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    Oxford Street
    London > Attractions > Other Attractions
    Oxford Street, Marylebone, London W1C | 3 minutes from Festival of Imagination
    With over 200 million visitors a year, more than 300 shops and 5 million square feet of retail space, Oxford Street lays claim to being London's ... More
     
     
     
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    Gallery Elena Shchukina
    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    10 Lees Place, W1K | 3 minutes from Festival of Imagination
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    Wallace Collection
    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    Hertford House, Manchester Square, Marylebone, London W1U | 4 minutes from Festival of Imagination
    Free art classes and workshops, talks and tours, bring alive to visitors the varied works of art contained in the 25 galleries of the Wallace Collection, ... More
     
     
     
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    Ordning & Reda
    London > Shopping > Office Supply
    Selfridges, Ground Floor 400 Oxford Street, Marylebone, London W1A | 1 minute from Festival of Imagination
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    Selfridges
    London > Shopping > Department Stores
    400 Oxford Street, Marylebone, London W1U | Same location as Festival of Imagination
    Don't be fooled into thinking that this huge department store is simply a Mecca for commercialism and shopaholics. Selfridges has a truly fascinating history that supports ... More
     
     
     
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    London > Shopping > Clothing
    Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, Marylebone, London W1A | 1 minute from Festival of Imagination
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    London > Restaurants > French restaurants
    Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, Marylebone, London W1A | 1 minute from Festival of Imagination
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    The Corner Restaurant & Champagne Bar
    London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
    400 Oxford Street, W1A | 1 minute from Festival of Imagination
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    Le Chalet
    London > Restaurants >
    Selfridges & Co, 400 Oxford Street, W1A | 1 minute from Festival of Imagination
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    La Cucina Caldesi
    London > Education > Cookery Courses
    118 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, London W1U | 5 minutes from Festival of Imagination
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    L'Atelier des Chefs
    London > Education > Adult Education
    19 Wigmore Street, W1U | 5 minutes from Festival of Imagination
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    Cookery School
    London > Education > Cookery Courses
    15B Little Portland Street, W1W | 10 minutes from Festival of Imagination
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    Brown Hart Gardens
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    Duke Street, Mayfair, London W1K | 3 minutes from Festival of Imagination
    This beautiful garden just off Oxford Street and close to Selfridges occupies an unlikely position - above an electricity sub-station. Brown Hart Gardens were re-opened in ... More
     
     
     
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    Claridge's Health Club & Spa
    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    49 Brook Street, W1K | 5 minutes from Festival of Imagination
    Found on the top floor of Claridge's, the Health Club & Spa provides the chance to enjoy relaxing treatments while looking across London. In the spa, ... More
     
     
     
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    Nyumba
    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    6-7 Mount Street, Mayfair, London W1K | 6 minutes from Festival of Imagination
    Presided over by the outrageous, extravagant artist Michael Charalambous, Nyumba is not so much a unisex salon as a place of rest and relaxation, boasting some ... More
     
     
     
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    Punch Bowl
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    41 Farm Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 8 minutes from Festival of Imagination
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    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    94a Crawford Street, Marylebone, London W1H | 10 minutes from Festival of Imagination
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    The Only Running Footman
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    5 Charles Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 10 minutes from Festival of Imagination
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    Chakana
    London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
    23 Orchard Street, W1H | 2 minutes from Festival of Imagination
    David Beckham, One Direction and Pixie Lott have all partied at Chakana, a late-night Inca-inspired lounge bar brought to you by Nick House, the entrepreneur behind ... More
     
     
     
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    The American Bar at The Beaumont
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    The Beaumont, 8 Balderton Street, W1K | 2 minutes from Festival of Imagination
    Like the rest of The Beaumont hotel it sits within, The American Bar is Art Deco in style - and what a style. It's the sort ... More
     
     
     
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    Purl
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    50/54 Blandford Street, W1U | 5 minutes from Festival of Imagination
    Drinks come with a pre warning at this flamboyant cocktail bar. Purl is a speakeasy bar that prides itself in its extravagant cocktail menu, which sees ... More
     
     
     
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    The Wallace Collection
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Hertford House, Manchester Square, Marylebone, London W1U | 4 minutes from Festival of Imagination
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    Claridge's
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Brook Street, Mayfair, Mayfair, London W1K | 5 minutes from Festival of Imagination
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    28 Portland Place
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    28 Portland Place, Fitzrovia, London W1B | 10 minutes from Festival of Imagination
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    Concerts | On 29th March 2015 

    Wigmore Hall 5 minutes walk from Selfridges

    The quartet perform one of Haydn's most inventive string quartets and Dvorark's String Quartet No 11....More

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    Music | On 29th March 2015 

    Wigmore Hall 5 minutes walk from Selfridges

    A contest for student musicians....More

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    Concerts | On 29th March 2015 

    Jazz@Pizza Express 16 minutes walk from Selfridges

    British jazz soul outfit play funk and acid with a sound showcasing the Hammond Organ....More

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    Concerts | On 29th March 2015 

    Jazz@Pizza Express 16 minutes walk from Selfridges

    A unique blend of jazzy soul....More

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    Kids Events | On 29th March 2015 

    Soho Theatre 17 minutes walk from Selfridges

    Stand-up for a younger audience....More

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    Concerts | Until 26th April 2015 

    Ronnie Scott's 18 minutes walk from Selfridges

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    Concerts | On 29th March 2015 

    Ronnie Scott's 18 minutes walk from Selfridges

    Sarah Weller and the Mad Men perform the American actress and singers best known works from popular films including Calamity ...More

    Comedy Store Players
    Comedy | On 29th March 2015 

    Comedy Store 18 minutes walk from Selfridges

    Improvisational humour from Paul Merton, Josie Lawrence, Richard Vranch, Andy Smart, Lee Simpson and Suki Webster....More

    Dorje
    Concerts | On 29th March 2015 

    The Borderline 19 minutes walk from Selfridges

    The four-piece band performs its self-penned contemporary hard rock songs....More

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    Theatre | On 29th March 2015 

    Leicester Square Theatre 19 minutes walk from Selfridges

    A satirical comedy performance in Romanian....More

     
     
     
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