The Big British Bang †

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 31ST AUGUST 2012

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The Big British BangThe Big British Bang windows at Selfridges, one of London's best known department stores, give a hint of what's happening inside in celebration of the Diamond Jubilee. The Big British Bang festival this summer brings a riot of union jacks, marmite and tea with very British things to buy at The Big British Shop, the Britannica 1951-1953 exhibition, and a fantastic Big British Tea Party up on the roof. Not only can you enjoy afternoon tea and light lunches on the Oxford Street store's roof, you can book in for a round of crazy golf - on a course created by inventive food sculptors Bompas & Parr who have brought around 200 cypress trees to the roof. Golf can be booked up to three weeks in advance, between 31 May and 2 September, 12noon-6pm daily. From 4 May to 24 June 2012, the Britannica 1951-1953 fashion exhibition, created in collaboration with milliner Stephen Jones - who has put together a collection of hats especially for the occasion - pays homage to some of the most desirable styles worn by the Queen's contemporaries between 1951 and 1953. Trust Selfridges to put on such a fun yet fashionable celebration of very British tastes.

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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The Beaumont Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £308† 32% off
8 Balderton Street, Brown Hart Gardens, W1K | 2 minutes from The Big British Bang
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Mandeville Place, W1U | 3 minutes from The Big British Bang
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The Big British Bang, 36 Wigmore Street, W1U | 5 minutes from The Big British Bang
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The Big British Bang, 17-19 Davies Street, W1K | 6 minutes from The Big British Bang
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The Big British Bang, 20 Grosvenor Hill, W1K | 7 minutes from The Big British Bang
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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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Regent Street Cinema
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309 Regent Street, Marylebone, London W1B | 8 minutes from The Big British Bang
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Oxford Street, Marylebone, London W1C | 3 minutes from The Big British Bang
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10 Lees Place, Mayfair, London W1K | 3 minutes from The Big British Bang
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Wallace Collection
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Hertford House, Manchester Square, Marylebone, London W1U | 4 minutes from The Big British Bang
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Selfridges, Ground Floor 400 Oxford Street, Marylebone, London W1A | 1 minute from The Big British Bang
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Selfridges
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400 Oxford Street, Marylebone, London W1U | Same location as The Big British Bang
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Aubaine
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Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, Marylebone, London W1A | 1 minute from The Big British Bang
French bistro Aubaine is now available for shoppers at Selfridges, situated right in the heart of the new Shoe Galleries section of the store. The perfect ... More
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The Corner Restaurant & Champagne Bar
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400 Oxford Street, Marylebone, London W1A | 1 minute from The Big British Bang
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Selfridges & Co, 400 Oxford Street, Marylebone, London W1A | 1 minute from The Big British Bang
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La Cucina Caldesi
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118 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, London W1U | 5 minutes from The Big British Bang
The Caldesi family first set up a cooking school in Giancarlo's native Tuscany. His 'Return to Tuscany' was captured by BBC cameras and dished up on ... More
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15B Little Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 10 minutes from The Big British Bang
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Brown Hart Gardens
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Duke Street, Mayfair, London W1K | 3 minutes from The Big British Bang
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
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49 Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K | 5 minutes from The Big British Bang
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
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6-7 Mount Street, Mayfair, London W1K | 6 minutes from The Big British Bang
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Punch Bowl
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Duke of Wellington
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94a Crawford Street, Marylebone, London W1H | 10 minutes from The Big British Bang
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The Only Running Footman
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5 Charles Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 10 minutes from The Big British Bang
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Hot-Tail Bar: Il Tetto
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Selfridges Roof Top, 400 Oxford Street, W1A | 1 minute from The Big British Bang
Cocktail king Ryan Chetiyawardana, better known as the award winning Mr Lyan, and his team are bringing the UK's first HOT-TAIL Bar to the rooftop ... More
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Burlock
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31 Duke Street, W1U | 1 minute from The Big British Bang
A cavernous rum bar with a party atmosphere, Burlock stocks over 200 of the world's finest rums available under one roof, ... More
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Chakana
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23 Orchard Street, Marylebone, London W1H | 2 minutes from The Big British Bang
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Hertford House, Manchester Square, Marylebone, London W1U | 4 minutes from The Big British Bang
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Claridge's
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Brook Street, Mayfair, Mayfair, London W1K | 5 minutes from The Big British Bang
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28 Portland Place, Fitzrovia, London W1B | 10 minutes from The Big British Bang
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Selfridges Christmas WindowsSelfridges Christmas WindowsSelfridges Christmas WindowsIt has taken a team of over 100 people eight days to dress Selfridges' Christmas Windows. All the windows at the London store reflect this year's theme, 'With Love From...' The Selfridges Oxford Street windows tell the story of a Christmas parade including a float decorated with 5,000 hand painted Brussels sprouts - in tribute to London's markets. 2017-12-14T00:00:00+00002017-12-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Selfridges, 400† Oxford Street† † † W1U 1AB
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event > Seasonal > Christmas†|†PRICINGFree
DATES19th October to 31st December 2017
VENUESelfridges
It has taken a team of over 100 people eight days to dress Selfridges' Christmas Windows. All the windows at the London store reflect this year's theme, 'With Love From...' The Selfridges Oxford Street windows tell the story of a Christmas parade including a float decorated with 5,000 hand painted Brussels sprouts - in tribute to London's markets. ...†More about this event

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