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This autumn the British Museum explores how people have used objects to subvert official ideology and to mock the powerful throughout history. These objects associated with dissent - like the suffragettes of the Edwardian era, and the work of outspoken Chinese artists - challenge the status quo. Often anonymously created, the pieces give a voice to those who would otherwise be without one. From a defaced Roman bust to 18th century satirical prints to modern African cloth, each object has been chosen because of the subversive or satirical message it carries.

 

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Grange White Hall Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £50  26% off
2-5 Montague Street, WC1B | 2 minutes from I Object
The Grange White Hall Hotel is uniquely located in a quieter part of London's busy West End area, overlooking the world famous British Museum. With its ... More
 
 
 
Grange Blooms Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £50  34% off
7 Montague Street, WC1B | 2 minutes from I Object
An impressive looking 18th century townhouse, the Grange Blooms Hotel is located in the heart of London's trendy Bloomsbury area, adjacent to the British Museum. Just ... More
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Kenilworth Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £58  37% off
97 Great Russell Street, WC1B | 2 minutes from I Object
Conforming to the Radisson Blu Edwardian brand of mixing designer décor with designer locations, the Kenilworth has everything you'd expect from this established chain. 50 metres ... More
 
 
 
 
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Motown The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 11th February 2016 to 5th January 2019
I Object, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H | 4 minutes from I Object
Telling the story of Berry Gordy, who went from being a featherweight boxer to Motown music mogul, Motown The Musical transfers from Broadway to the West ...More
 
 
 
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Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 2nd April to 24th August 2018
I Object, 268-269 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 4 minutes from I Object
It wowed audiences and won the Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards and now Jim Steinman's Bat Out Of ...More
 
 
 
School of Rock
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th October 2016 to 13th January 2019
I Object, Drury Lane, WC2B | 6 minutes from I Object
Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock star Dewey Finn - in the ...More
 
 
 
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Shaftesbury Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
210 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from I Object
A large and appealingly shabby Edwardian theatre which has produced almost a century of successful popular theatre and musicals. The most notorious of these was probably ... More
 
 
 
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Dominion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
268-269 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, London W1T | 4 minutes from I Object
Huge theatre which plays host to big, rocking musicals, the Dominion Theatre, though built in 1928, underwent a £6 million restoration in 2017. Originally used as ... More
 
 
 
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The Horse Hospital
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
30 Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from I Object
As the name suggests, The Horse Hospital wasn't always the modern arts venue it is today. Once home to sick and injured horses - many references ... More
 
 
 
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British Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | Same location as I Object
If you wanted to thoroughly explore the British Museum, it would take months, if not years. Over seven millions objects from all over the world are ... More
 
 
 
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The Cartoon Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
35 Little Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 2 minutes from I Object
Combining art with humour, this addition to London's museum-cum-gallery scene is refreshingly vibrant. From political cartoons of Thatcher, Brown, Bush and Blair to rare originals on ... More
 
 
 
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Victoria House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 4 minutes from I Object
This Grade II listed building, a stunning neoclassical landmark constructed in the 1920s, was extensively remodelled in 2003 to provide 300,000 square feet of prime office, ... More
 
 
 
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London Review Bookshop
London > Shopping > Books
14 Bury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 2 minutes from I Object
Opened in May 2003, with Alan Bennett cutting the ribbon, the London Review Bookshop is a welcome addition to the city's dwindling ranks of independent bookshops. ... More
 
 
 
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The Classic Camera- The Leica Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
2 Pied Bull Yard, off Bury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 2 minutes from I Object
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James Smith & Sons
London > Shopping > Specialists
53 New Oxford Street, Covent Garden, London WC1A | 3 minutes from I Object
James Smith & Sons is an historic Victorian family business specialising in umbrellas, walking sticks and canes. Commonly known as "the Umbrella Shop", this immaculately presented ... More
 
 
 
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The Great Court Restaurant
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
The British Museum, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | Same location as I Object
International cuisine ... More
 
 
 
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Court Cafe at the British Museum
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | Same location as I Object
The Great Court at the British Museum is a fabulous place to drain a mug of coffee while admiring the renovations of architect Sir Norman Foster.... More
 
 
 
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Court Restaurant
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British Museum, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | Same location as I Object
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 2 minutes from I Object
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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School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 5 minutes from I Object
The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) is among the best schools for the studies of foreign cultures and languages in the world. In fact, ... More
 
 
 
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RADA Chenies Street
London > Education > Adult Education
18-22 Chenies Street, WC1E | 5 minutes from I Object
One of three RADA sites across London, this Chenies Street building contains rehearsal rooms, the finance department, RADA Enterprises, the RADA Marketing department, ... More
 
 
 
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All Star Lanes, Bloomsbury
London > Leisure > Activities
Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 4 minutes from I Object
This fun bowling alley and restaurant is a great place for a gang of you to spend a memorable night out trying to out-do each other. ... More
 
 
 
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The Hospital Club
London > Leisure > Arts Centres
24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 6 minutes from I Object
Before it was a hip private members' club designed specifically for the creative industries - complete with bar and dining rooms, cinema, TV and recording studios ... More
 
 
 
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Phoenix Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 6 minutes from I Object
In the shadow of both Centrepoint and St Giles-in-the-Fields Church, hidden from most tourists and residents alike, lies this beautiful West End garden. Originally a car ... More
 
 
 
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The Princess Louise
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208 High Holborn, Covent Garden, London WC1V | 5 minutes from I Object
The flagship London pub of Yorkshire's oldest brewery, Samuel Smith, the Princess Louise has been carefully restored to her original Victorian layout complete with snugs, removed ... More
 
 
 
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Queens Larder Restaurant & Pub
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1 Queen's Square, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from I Object
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40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 6 minutes from I Object
Philomena's is an Irish themed bar and sports cafe on Great Queen Street, just two minutes walk from Covent Garden tube station. A great place to ... More
 
 
 
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Flight Club Bloomsbury
London > Nightlife > Bars
55 New Oxford Street, WC1A | 3 minutes from I Object
Flight Club set its sights on bringing darts out of dark, dingy pubs and into the 21st century and they've hit ... More
 
 
 
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The London Cocktail Club - Shaftesbury Avenue
London > Nightlife > Bars
224a Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from I Object
The London Cocktail Club is a members bar but - luckily for us - it's not a very exclusive one; it's free ... More
 
 
 
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The American Bar at The Savoy
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Savoy, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from I Object
During The Savoy's £220million refit the American Bar was barely touched, ensuring it stayed true to its traditional, sleek design that is synonymous with the iconic ... More
 
 
 
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British Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | Same location as I Object
If you wanted to thoroughly explore the British Museum, it would take months, if not years. Over seven millions objects from all over the world are ... More
 
 
 
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The Congress Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-28 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 3 minutes from I Object
Based at Congress House, the headquarters of the Trades Union Congress, the Congress Centre offers several meeting and conference rooms for hire within an architecturally-renowned Grade ... More
 
 
 
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The Rathbone Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
30 Rathbone Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 7 minutes from I Object
Centrally located in Fitzrovia, it's a short walk from The Rathbone to Oxford Street, Soho and London's theatre district. With high speed wireless broadband available in ... More
 
 
 

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The Business Of PrintsThe Business Of PrintsPart based on the book The Print Before Photography by Antony Griffiths, published last year by British Museum Press, the exhibition focuses on four major topics: the production of prints, the lettering on prints, the usage of prints, and the collecting of prints and the concern for quality. In addition, books and series will be shown in table case2018-01-22T10:00:00+00002018-01-28T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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The Business Of Prints
Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyondLiving with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyondLiving with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyondWith no known culture in the world or history without religious beliefs, The British Museum explores the practice and expression of these beliefs with its new exhibition, Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond. The exhibition comes as part of a collaborative project between the British Museum, Penguin Books and the BBC, building on a R2018-01-22T00:00:00+00002018-04-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Ongoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
PRICING  £15
DATES  2nd November 2017 to 8th April 2018
VENUE  British Museum 
With no known culture in the world or history without religious beliefs, The British Museum explores the practice and expression of these beliefs with its new exhibition, Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond. The exhibition comes as part of a collaborative project between the British Museum, Penguin Books and the BBC, building on a R... More about this event
 
Rodin and the art of ancient GreeceRodin and the art of ancient GreeceFrench sculptor Auguste Rodin, one of the greatest and most innovative sculptors of the modern era, took his inspiration from the art of antiquity. He regularly travelled to London and visited the British Museum to sketch. So it's entirely appropriate that this is where Rodin and the art of ancient Greece, an exhibition staged in collaboration with2018-04-26T00:00:00+01002018-07-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums
PRICING  TBC
DATES  26th April to 29th July 2018
VENUE  British Museum 
French sculptor Auguste Rodin, one of the greatest and most innovative sculptors of the modern era, took his inspiration from the art of antiquity. He regularly travelled to London and visited the British Museum to sketch. So it's entirely appropriate that this is where Rodin and the art of ancient Greece, an exhibition staged in collaboration with... More about this event
I ObjectI ObjectThis autumn the British Museum explores how people have used objects to subvert official ideology and to mock the powerful throughout history. These objects associated with dissent - like the suffragettes of the Edwardian era, and the work of outspoken Chinese artists - challenge the status quo. Often anonymously created, the pieces give a voice to2018-09-06T00:00:00+01002019-01-20T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums
PRICING  TBC
DATES  6th September 2018 to 20th January 2019
VENUE  British Museum 
This autumn the British Museum explores how people have used objects to subvert official ideology and to mock the powerful throughout history. These objects associated with dissent - like the suffragettes of the Edwardian era, and the work of outspoken Chinese artists - challenge the status quo. Often anonymously created, the pieces give a voice to... More about this event
 

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The Business Of Prints
Exhibitions | Until 28th January 2018 

British Museum

Part based on the book The Print Before Photography by Antony Griffiths, published last year by British Museum Press, the ...More

Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond
Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond
Exhibitions | Until 8th April 2018 

British Museum

With no known culture in the world or history without religious beliefs, The British Museum explores the practice and expression ...More

 
Motown The Musical
Motown The Musical
Theatre | Until 5th January 2019 

Shaftesbury Theatre 4 minutes walk from I Object

Telling the story of Berry Gordy, who went from being a featherweight boxer to Motown music mogul, Motown The Musical ...More

 
An American In Paris
An American In Paris
Theatre | Until 28th April 2018 

Dominion Theatre 4 minutes walk from I Object

The award-winning An American In Paris transfers from Broadway to London, arriving at the Dominion Theatre in March 2017. Described ...More

 
School of Rock
School of Rock
Theatre | Until 13th January 2019 

New London Theatre 6 minutes walk from I Object

Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock ...More

 
Anthem
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 29th October 2018 

The Roxy 6 minutes walk from I Object

Hip hop, pop, electronic and rock courtesy of resident DJs....More

The Short Story Salon: Jen Campbell and Daisy Johnson
Exhibitions | On 22nd January 2018 

Waterstone's - Gower Street 7 minutes walk from I Object

Featuring both well-established authors and exciting newcomers, The Short Story Salon celebrates the form with readings, conversation and wine. For ...More

The Exorcist
Theatre | Until 17th March 2018 

Phoenix Theatre 7 minutes walk from I Object

Adapted for the stage by John Pielmeier from William Peter Blatty's best-selling novel, the demonic possession of a young girl ...More

Belleville
Belleville
Theatre | Until 3rd February 2018 

The Donmar Warehouse 7 minutes walk from I Object

James Norton, star of War & Peace and Happy Valley, and Imogen Poots play American newlyweds living a too-perfect life ...More

 
Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 27th May 2018 

Cambridge Theatre 7 minutes walk from I Object

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 

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Alexandra Palace

This summer, Alexandra Palace presents brand new music and arts festival, Kaleidoscope. The details are still vague but it's billed as the first festival of its kinds at the venue, with live music from an ...More

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Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising

This Valentine's, enjoy 2for1 admission at the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising. The venue is offering the deal to anyone who brings date between February 10th to ...More

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The Zetter Hotel

The Zetter Hotel in Clerkenwell invites you and your better half to indulge in a decadent seven-course tasting menu this Valentine's Day. Being served in Club Zetter, the ...More

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Southbank Centre

A work by the charming Peutetre Theatre company about chaos and order for children....More

 
Arabic Poetry of Love and Lust
Seasonal | On 14th February 

The Queen Of Hoxton

Head to the cosy Moroccan WigWam sitting atop The Queen of Hoxton this Valentine's Day for Arabic Poetry of Love and Lust. Celebrating feminine wit and desire, the ...More

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Kids Events | From 17th February 

The CentrE17

The humble potato becomes the root of spud-related ...More

 
Valentine's DIY Porn Workshop
Seasonal | On 14th February 

The Book Club

Things are getting raunchy at The Book Club this Valentine's Day with the DIY Porn Workshop. For those who have always wanted to create a naughty home movie ...More

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CentrE17 is a vibrant performance venue in Walthamstow, run by the community, for the community....More

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Half Moon Young People's Theatre

Mixing modern and traditional Japanese forms of storytelling and inspired by the traditions of Shogatsu ...More

 
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The Coach Makers Arms from Cubitt House combines a bar, first floor dining room, and ...More

 
The Gunmakers
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An historic 19th Century public house in Clerkenwell taken over by the people who brought ...More

 
Harringay Arms
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Embracing its traditional charms the pub's owners, brothers Ben and Anthony, have breathed new life ...More

 
Wildflower
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Set within south London creative hub Peckham Levels, Wildflower is an informal vegetarian and vegan ...More

 
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One of London's oldest pubs, The Spread Eagle in Homerton focuses on premium liquor, fine ...More

 
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