Royal Institution of Great Britain

 
 
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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.

 

Royal Institution of Great Britain events

 
Return To The Home Of The Blizzard: TalkReturn To The Home Of The Blizzard: TalkChris Turney will present the team's findings after a keenly followed trip to Antarctica.17th July 2014Thursday 17th July 2014 Where:
Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21  Albemarle Street      W1S 4BS
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Return To The Home Of The Blizzard: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Thursday 17th July 2014 - 7pm-8.30pm
Chris Turney will present the team's findings after a keenly followed trip to Antarctica.
 

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Green Park Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Oxford Circus Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

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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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Family Fun Day at the Royal Institution Royal Institution of Great Britain, W1S 4BS 2nd August 2008 The Royal Institution is brilliant at making science interesting...

 
 
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Discover the best of London's entertainment this year with our comprehensive guide to 2014's top events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London in 2014 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

 
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Rocco Forte Brown's Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £240  24% off
33 Albemarle Street, W1S | 1 minute from Royal Institution of Great Britain
Rocco Forte Brown's Hotel is an aristocratic, traditional hotel in a beautiful corner of Mayfair. Brown's has always had excellent staff and an impressive kitchen, but ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn London Mayfair
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £99  30% off
3 Berkeley Street, W1J | 2 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
Just to the West of theatreland, Mayfair is one of the most exclusive places to live in the world, full of stunning architecture and right next ... More
 
 
 
The May Fair Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £146  32% off
Stratton Street, W1J | 3 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
The luxurious May Fair Hotel is located in sophisticated Mayfair, resurgent again as London's true luxury quarter. The May Fair puts you in a peaceful spot ... More
 
 
 
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Alternative Historic Buildings nearest Royal Institution of Great Britain

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Liberty of London
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Regent Street, Soho, London W1B | 6 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
Design-focused store with iconic fabric department. No other shop in London, if the world, has such a strong iconic association with design. Mention a “Liberty print” and ... More
 
 
 
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Spencer House
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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Clarence House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
St James's Palace, St James's, London SW1 | 10 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
The home of the Queen Mother from 1953 to 2002, a tour of Clarence House is an excellent way of experiencing the living history of the ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Royal Institution of Great Britain
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David Zwirner
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
24 Grafton Street, 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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Mallett Ely House
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
37 Dover Street, W1S | 2 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
Mallett is one of the oldest established antiques dealers in the world, founded in 1865 in Bath by jeweller and silversmith John Mallett. The company specialises ... More
 
 
 
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Near Royal Institution of Great Britain
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Urinetown The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 29th September 2014 to 24th January 2015
Apollo Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, Westminster, London W1D | 8 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
After a hugely successful run at the St James Theatre at the beginning of 2014 Urinetown moves to the Apollo Theatre on 29th September 2014 making ...More
 
 
 
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The Scottsboro Boys
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 4th October 2014 to 21st February 2015
Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, South Bank, London WC2H | 12 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
It's 1931, nine young black men aged between 12 and 19 are travelling on a train through Scottsboro, looking for a new life. Following a sold ...More
 
 
 
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English National Ballet: The Nutcracker
London > Events > Dance  Dates: 11th December 2014 to 4th January 2015
London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO), St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 14 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
A very traditional interpretation of E.T.A. Hoffman's The Nutcracker, English National Ballet's version has been staged every year since 1950. In 2010 ...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
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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Gielgud Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 8 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
From the outside, the Gielgud Theatre is an impressive sight, towering four storeys over Shaftesbury Avenue, its height further emphasized by the turret on top. The ... More
 
 
 
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Chanel Fine Jewellery
London > Shopping > Jewellery
173 New Bond Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from Royal Institution of Great Britain
The fashion empire founded by Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel began in 1912 as a millinery shop in Paris. Now the iconic fashion label is sported by well ... More
 
 
 
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Garrard & Co
London > Shopping > Jewellery
24 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from Royal Institution of Great Britain
In business for almost three centuries, and jeweler to the British crown for 150 years, Garrard occupies a unique place in British history. Their flagship store ... More
 
 
 
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Mikimoto
London > Shopping > Jewellery
179 New Bond Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from Royal Institution of Great Britain
Pearls don’t come much more fabulous than this, with black or pink strands on offer if you’ve a small fortune at your disposal, but strands of ... More
 
 
 
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Nicole's
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
158 New Bond Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from Royal Institution of Great Britain
Situated inside the Nicole Fahri boutique on Bond Street this is the preferred lunch time reservation of those with a taste for designer labels and credit ... More
 
 
 
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Chor Bizarre
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
16 Albemarle Street, Green Park, , Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from Royal Institution of Great Britain
Authentic Indian eating experience inspired by regional "thieves' markets". One of the capital's few Indian restaurants with its head office in India, Chor Bizarre offers arguably the ... More
 
 
 
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Chor Bizarre India's Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
16 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from Royal Institution of Great Britain
Mayfair's Chor Bizarre India's Restaurant captures the spirit and flavor of the infamous Chor Bazaar, or 'Thieves Market', of South Mumbai. With its kaleidoscopic interiors and ... More
 
 
 
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L'Atelier des Chefs
London > Education > Adult Education
19 Wigmore Street, 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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La Cucina Caldesi
London > Education > Cookery Courses
118 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, London W1U | 13 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
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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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 17 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
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May Fair Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
May Fair Hotel, Stratton Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 3 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
The subterranean spa within the luxury May Fair Hotel offers a compact gym, herbal sauna and a good size aromatic steam room as well ... More
 
 
 
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Elemis Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
2 Lancashire Court, Mayfair, London W1S | 4 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
More than just a spa, the Elemis is a temple of touch, taste and smell. Using therapies from Bali, Tibet, Polynesia, Japan, Morocco and Thailand as ... More
 
 
 
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Nyumba
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
6-7 Mount Street, Mayfair, London W1K | 5 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
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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The Only Running Footman
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
5 Charles Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 4 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
One of two venues belonging to The Meredith Group who also run The Portman in Portman Village, The Only Running Footman is a popular pub, restaurant ... More
 
 
 
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Ye Grapes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
16 Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London W1J | 5 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
Built in 1882 this gorgeous Victorian pub could be the perfect spot for a night out, if you can find it, that is. Very close to ... More
 
 
 
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Punch Bowl
London > Nightlife > Pubs
41 Farm Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 6 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
Famous for its famous owner, the Punch Bowl became a celebrity hang-out when Guy Ritchie split up with Madonna. The director of 'Lock, Stock & Two ... More
 
 
 
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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
For those who like Gucci with their champagne, the Donovan Bar is an example of all the things a classy hotel bar ought to be. The ... More
 
 
 
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Mr Fogg's
London > Nightlife > Bars
15 Bruton Lane, W1J | 1 minute from Royal Institution of Great Britain
The people behind Chelsea speakeasy Barts, the first speakeasy bar in London, present a new offering in 2013, Mr Fogg's. Modelled on the ... More
 
 
 
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No. 41
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
41 Conduit Street, 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
This long established night spot in Mayfair's Dover Street has been providing Londoners with a sophisticated setting to enjoy food, drink and live entertainment for 30 ... More
 
 
 
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The May Fair
London > Business > Venue Hire
Stratton Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 3 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
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Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album
Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album
Exhibitions | Until 25th August 2014 

Royal Academy Of Arts at 6 Burlington Gardens 2 minutes walk from Royal Institution Of Great Britain

This summer, the Royal Academy of Arts displays Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album in its Burlington Gardens space from 26th ...More

 
Radical Geometry: Modern Art of South America from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection
Exhibitions | Until 28th September 2014 

Royal Academy of Arts 2 minutes walk from Royal Institution Of Great Britain

This exhibition in The Sackler Wing of the Royal Academy of Arts explores the art produced between the 1930s and ...More

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
Exhibitions | Until 17th August 2014 

Royal Academy of Arts 2 minutes walk from Royal Institution Of Great Britain

Anyone can submit to the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition which gives it a wonderful element of surprise. Over 11,000 pieces ...More

 
Ian Ritchie RA: Talk
Exhibitions | On 11th July 2014 

Royal Academy of Arts 2 minutes walk from Royal Institution Of Great Britain

The leading British architect discusses his work....More

Friday At Babble
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 29th August 2014 

Babble 3 minutes walk from Royal Institution Of Great Britain

Commercial and house tunes....More

Thank Funk It's Friday
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 29th August 2014 

Funky Buddha 3 minutes walk from Royal Institution Of Great Britain

DJ Antony plays soul, funk and old skool tunes....More

Live At The Ritz
Dance | Until 27th December 2014 

The Ritz Afternoon Tea 4 minutes walk from Royal Institution Of Great Britain

Dance the night away in the sumptuous surroundings of The Ritz Restaurant....More

Summer Streets
Summer Streets
Shopping | Until 27th July 2014 

Regent Street 4 minutes walk from Royal Institution Of Great Britain

Every Sunday in July Regent Street is banning traffic for their Summer Streets series. The four-week event will see every ...More

 
Rollo Markee & The Tailshakers
Concerts | Until 29th August 2014 

Ain't Nothin But Blues Bar 5 minutes walk from Royal Institution Of Great Britain

The Midlands-based four-piece plays a mixture of old style blues and jazz....More

The Bluematics
Concerts | Until 29th August 2014 

Ain't Nothin But Blues Bar 5 minutes walk from Royal Institution Of Great Britain

The London-based outfit plays Chicago blues and classic rhythm'n'blues....More

 
 
 
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