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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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What Is Life' (Discourse)What Is Life' (Discourse)Literary & Education, Discussion/Debate.2019-10-25T19:20:00+01002019-10-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Einstein On The RunEinstein On The RunLiterary & Education, Discussion/Debate.2019-10-29T19:00:00+00002019-10-29T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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Einstein On The Run
Pushing The Boundaries Of Human MovementPushing The Boundaries Of Human MovementLiterary & Education, Discussion/Debate.2019-10-30T19:00:00+00002019-10-30T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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Pushing The Boundaries Of Human Movement
Ri Patrons Present: Is Obesity A Choice'Ri Patrons Present: Is Obesity A Choice'Literary & Education, Discussion/Debate.2019-11-01T19:00:00+00002019-11-01T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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Andrew Szydlo's Metal MayhemAndrew Szydlo's Metal MayhemLiterary & Education, Discussion/Debate.2019-11-02T18:00:00+00002019-11-02T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21  Albemarle Street      W1S 4BS
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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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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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All Souls Church Langham Place
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
2 All Souls Place, Fitzrovia, London W1B | 11 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
All Souls Church was the creation of the Prince Regent's favourite designer, John Nash. It was erected in 1824 and formed the pivotal point for Nash's ... More
 
 
 
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David Zwirner
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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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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Mallett Ely House
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
37 Dover Street, Mayfair, London 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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Helene Schjerfbeck
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 20th July to 27th October 2019
Royal Institution of Great Britain, Burlington House, W1J | 2 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
Over 60 paintings by 'Finland's Munch' go on display at the Royal Academy of Arts in the first major exhibition of her work in the UK. ...More
 
 
 
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An evening with Jonathan Van Ness
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Tuesday 22nd October 2019 - 7pm
Royal Institution of Great Britain, 197 Piccadilly, W1J | 5 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
The breakout star of Netflix phenomenon Queer Eye, Jonathan van Ness will be discussing the relevant, raw and rambunctious memoir, Over the Top....More
 
 
 
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Death of a Salesman
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th October 2019 to 4th January 2020
Royal Institution of Great Britain, 16 Denman Street, W1D | 6 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
Following the success of the Young Vic'c bold adaptation of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, the production transfers to the Piccadilly Theatre in autumn. Told ...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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The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience West End
London > Entertainment >
22-32 Shaftesbury Avenue, Trocadero, W1D | 8 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
From spring 2019 the Crystal Maze LIVE Experience comes to the West End. After three successful years in Angel, Islington (open until 28th ... 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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Celine
London > Shopping > Ladies Fashion
160 New Bond Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from Royal Institution of Great Britain
Dressy ready-to-wear Parisien designs, hang alongside a to-die-for selection of shoes, bags and accessories. ... 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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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 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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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 9 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
Awarded The Best City Cookery School 2013, the Cookery School at Little Portland Street has been teaching people to make simple, honest food for more than ... More
 
 
 
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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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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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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 tailed experience emphasising wellbeing and health. All of the spa treatments have been carefully ... More
 
 
 
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The House of Elemis
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
2 Lancashire Court, Mayfair, London W1S | 4 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
Following a major redesign, the Elemis flagship spa in Mayfair re-launched as the House of Elemis in 2015. More than just a spa, it's 'a couture ... More
 
 
 
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AllBright Mayfair
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24-26 Maddox Street, W1S | 4 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
Named after the former USA Secretary of State, Madeline Albright, who famously said "There's a special place in hell for women who don't help ... 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 Residence
London > Nightlife > Bars
15 Bruton Lane, Mayfair, London W1J | 1 minute from Royal Institution of Great Britain
Modelled on the very home that Jules Verne's eccentric Mr Phileas Fogg would have come home to after travelling the world in 80 days, ... More
 
 
 
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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
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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London > Business > Venue Hire
Stratton Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 3 minutes from Royal Institution of Great Britain
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Lisa Brice
Exhibitions | Until 2nd November 2019 

Stephen Friedman Gallery 1 minute walk from Royal Institution Of Great Britain

A solo exhibition of new paintings and works on paper by the South African artist....More

Jonathan Baldock
Exhibitions | Until 2nd November 2019 

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Exhibitions & Art, Multimedia....More

Helene Schjerfbeck
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Exhibitions | Until 27th October 2019 

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

Over 60 paintings by 'Finland's Munch' go on display at the Royal Academy of Arts in the first major exhibition ...More

 
Antony Gormley
Antony Gormley
Exhibitions | Until 3rd December 2019 

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

Well known for using his own form as a recurring feature in his works, Angel of the North sculptor Antony ...More

 
Watch This Space
Exhibitions | Until 20th December 2019 

Lazinc 3 minutes walk from Royal Institution Of Great Britain

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Cy Twombly: Sculpture
Exhibitions | Until 21st December 2019 

Gagosian Gallery Grosvenor Hill 4 minutes walk from Royal Institution Of Great Britain

Mixed-media sculptures marking the publication of the second volume of the catalogue raisonne, edited by Nicola Del Roscio, President of ...More

Mark Bradford: Cerberus
Exhibitions | Until 21st December 2019 

Hauser & Wirth 4 minutes walk from Royal Institution Of Great Britain

The exhibition of new work sees Bradford return to ancient mythology, a consistent source of inspiration for the artist. Specifically, ...More

Eileen Cooper: Personal Space
Exhibitions | Until 16th November 2019 

Chris Beetles Fine Photographs 4 minutes walk from Royal Institution Of Great Britain

New oil paintings by the acclaimed British artist consisting of works based on drawing from life which focus on the ...More

Joseph Beuys: Important Sculptures from the 1950s
Exhibitions | Until 16th November 2019 

Bastian Gallery 4 minutes walk from Royal Institution Of Great Britain

Exhibitions & Art, Installation....More

In Search Of Sun And Shadow: The Art Of Albert Goodwin RWS
Exhibitions | Until 1st November 2019 

Chris Beetles 5 minutes walk from Royal Institution Of Great Britain

A major retrospective of more than 200 works by the Victorian landscape painter including drawings made with John Ruskin on ...More

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