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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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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
 
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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
Spencer family's 18th London residence. The ancestral home of Diana, Princess of Wales, the Spencer family hasn’t lived in this, their London residence, since 1926. Following ... More
 
 
 
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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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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
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 > Theatre  Dates: 23rd May 2017 to 6th January 2018
Royal Institution of Great Britain, 16 Denman Street, W1D | 6 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
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An Evening With Kathy Reichs
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Tuesday 25th July 2017 - 7pm
Royal Institution of Great Britain, 203-206 Piccadilly, W1J | 6 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
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Simpson's Comet Book Club
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Tuesday 25th July 2017 - 7pm-8.30pm
Royal Institution of Great Britain, 203-206 Piccadilly, W1J | 6 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
Simpson's Comet Club, Piccadilly's Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club meets on the last Tuesday of each month our next meeting is on Tuesday 25th July....More
 
 
 
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
8 Argyll Street, Soho, London W1F | 6 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
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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
The tiny entrance of the Criterion Theatre is almost invisible among the massive advertisements, traffic and crowds of Piccadilly Circus. To ignore it, however, is to ... More
 
 
 
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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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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
Whether you're a Nigella or not in the kitchen, the L'atelier des Chefs cookery school can teach you something. Classes are given in the basement kitchens ... More
 
 
 
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118 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, London W1U | 13 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
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May Fair Hotel, Stratton Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 3 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
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2 Lancashire Court, Mayfair, London W1S | 4 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
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41 Farm Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 6 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
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The Donovan Bar
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
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
41 Conduit Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 2 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
No. 41 located at 41 Conduit Street in the heart of Mayfair is a stylish nightclub offering opulent furnishings and a luxurious setting. Innovative cocktails and ... More
 
 
 
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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
Lord Burlington's spectacular London palace is home to the Royal Academy of Arts, a set of galleries that houses the country's premier art school and a ... More
 
 
 
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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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Stratton Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 3 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
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Exhibitions | Until 20th August 2017 

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Painting, printmaking, film, photography, sculpture, architectural works and performance art by established and lesser-known artists including Rosemarie Trockel, Julian Schnabel, ...More

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Exhibitions | Until 20th August 2017 

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Anyone can submit to the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition which gives it a wonderful element of surprise. Over 12,000 pieces ...More

 
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Sir John Richardson curates this exhibition which examines the intersection of Picasso's bullfighting imagery with his mythological and biographical compositions ...More

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