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Leighton House Museum

Leighton House Museum, Kensington, London. The house was once home to Victorian artist Frederic Leighton who over a period of 30 years expanded the building and filled it with treasures from all over the world. The centrepiece of this work … Continue reading

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Dean Street Townhouse

Dean Street Townhouse, Soho, London. A beautiful grade II listed 1730s townhouse, home to a hotel with thirty-nine bedrooms (from as little as £95) and a swanky dining room. Open since November 2009, the townhouse has been restored with reclaimed … Continue reading

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John Rylands Library

John Rylands Library, Deansgate, Manchester. A stunning Victorian Gothic building that was opened to the public in 1900. The library has the appearance of a church, though the actual concept was of an Oxford college library on a larger scale. … Continue reading

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Institute of Contemporary Arts

Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London. The ICA was founded by a group of radical artists in the 1940s and ‘exists to challenge the foundations of contemporary art’. It contains galleries, a theatre, two cinemas, a bookshop and a … Continue reading

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Boris Bikes

Boris Bikes, officially known as Barclays Cycle Hire, London. The bike hire scheme was launched across London in the summer of 2010 and there are now 6000 bikes and 400 docking stations all over the capital offering a cheap and … Continue reading

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