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Royal Institution of Great BritainBest known for its annual televised Christmas lectures, the RI is one of Britain's most famous science institutions and the place where famous scientists such as Humphry Davy, Michael Faraday, James Dewar and William and Lawrence Bragg - whose discoveries still impact our daily lives - have all been based. Established over 200 years ago, fourteen residents of the RI have received the Nobel Prize and ten chemical elements have been discovered by scientists working here. The Davy Faraday Research Laboratory is based at the RI and the Science Media Centre is nearby in the renovated premises of Number 19 Albemarle Street. The Media Centre provides the print and broadcast media with access to in-depth information on science-related issues, its aim to forge links and a greater understanding between scientists and journalists. Regular events open to the public include lectures by eminent scientists on topics like 'The truth about OCD', magnetic healing and looking for life on Mars. A recent £22 million redevelopment has transformed the RI, restoring its old rooms and the 440-seat Faraday Theatre and overseeing the introduction of a delightful café, bar and restaurant - Time & Space - and a new exhibition potting the history of the institution. With the refurbishment has come a reinvigorated calendar of events catering for people of all ages and interests.

 

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Green Park Tube Station
 
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Oxford Circus Tube Station
 
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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
Victoria Railway Station
 
20 minutes walk
 
 
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Burlington Car Park
 
2 minutes walk
 
Grosvenor Hill NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
27 St James's Place, St James's, London SW1A | 6 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
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St James's Palace, St James's, London SW1 | 10 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
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2 All Souls Place, Fitzrovia, London W1B | 11 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
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24 Grafton Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from Royal Institution of Great Britain
New York gallery owner David Zwirner is opening his first overseas outpost in London in October 2012. Led by director Angela Choon, the gallery will encompass ... More
 
 
 
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Alan Cristea Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
31 Cork Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from Royal Institution of Great Britain
Alan Cristea Gallery is the largest publisher and dealer of artists' prints and editions in Europe. Set up by Alan Cristea, who brings with him twenty ... More
 
 
 
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Halcyon Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
29 New Bond Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 2 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
Situated in the heart of Mayfair, Halcyon Gallery is one of Europe's leading art galleries, representing some of the finest contemporary painters and sculptors working today. ... More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Monday 11th December 2017 - 7pm
Royal Institution of Great Britain, St George Street, Hanover Square, W1S | 3 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
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Strictly Ballroom The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 16th March to 21st July 2018
Royal Institution of Great Britain, 16 Denman Street, W1D | 6 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
Pop Idol winner Will Young plays the brand new role of band leader, Wally Strand, in the West End transfer of Strictly Ballroom The Musical. Championship ...More
 
 
 
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Annie
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 23rd May 2017 to 18th February 2018
Royal Institution of Great Britain, 16 Denman Street, W1D | 6 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
It's a hard-knock life in 1930s New York during the Great Depression in the feel good, Tony Award-winning musical. Based on a book by Thomas Meehan, ...More
 
 
 
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London Palladium
London > Entertainment > Theatres
8 Argyll Street, Soho, London W1F | 6 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
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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Criterion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1V | 7 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
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Picturehouse Central
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
7-14 Coventry Street, Soho, London W1D | 8 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
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London > Shopping > Jewellery
173 New Bond Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from Royal Institution of Great Britain
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London > Shopping > Jewellery
24 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from Royal Institution of Great Britain
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160 New Bond Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from Royal Institution of Great Britain
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16 Albemarle Street, Green Park, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from Royal Institution of Great Britain
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158 New Bond Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from Royal Institution of Great Britain
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16 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from Royal Institution of Great Britain
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Cookery School
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15B Little Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 9 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
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L'Atelier des Chefs
London > Education > Adult Education
19 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 9 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
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118 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, London W1U | 13 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
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6-7 Mount Street, Mayfair, London W1K | 5 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
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5 Charles Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 4 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
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Ye Grapes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
16 Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London W1J | 5 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
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Punch Bowl
London > Nightlife > Pubs
41 Farm Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 6 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
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London > Nightlife > Bars
Brown's Hotel, 33 Albermarle Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from Royal Institution of Great Britain
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Mr Fogg's
London > Nightlife > Bars
15 Bruton Lane, Mayfair, London W1J | 1 minute from Royal Institution of Great Britain
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No. 41
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41 Conduit Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 2 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
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Royal Academy of Arts
London > Business > Venue Hire
Burlington House, Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J | 2 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
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Dover Street Restaurant and Bar
London > Business > Venue Hire
8-10 Dover Street, Mayfair, Mayfair, London W1S | 3 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
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Early gouaches on paper celebrating nature by the revered American artist, some of which were first exhibited in New York ...More

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Regent Street Christmas Lights
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The regal sweep of John Nash's famous shopping street has a great, festive atmosphere when the Christmas lights are switched ...More

 
Sketch at Christmas: Silent Light
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Always a magical experience at Christmas, sketch has called on light artist, Chris Levine, to create Silent Light, an immersive ...More

 
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