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Art After Dark: Public Art

The People You Love

Leicester Square Gardens will display an illuminated, neon installation by MTArt poetic artist Robert Montgomery who fuses art and design in a poem titled ‘The People You Love’.

Robert Montgomery, born in Scotland in 1972, is known for his light installations in European cities - Berlin, London, Paris, Athens, and more. His work has been displayed worldwide, including at the Aspen Art Museum and the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center in the USA. His art is also part of the permanent collections at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts and the Albright Knox Museum.

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Art After Dark: Public Art

The Cornucopia

In Leicester Square Gardens, you can experience an inflatable immersive sculpture titled 'The Cornucopia’ brought to life by British contemporary MTArt artist Claire Luxton. Known for her expertise in installations, photography, and poetry, Luxton draws inspiration from nature, exploring the connection between humanity and the natural world.

'The Cornucopia' is a striking, brightly-coloured masterpiece that will stand tall towering above Leicester Square Gardens. This awe-inspiring creation embodies the spirit of growth, beauty, and the lively energy of the West End, blossoming from the ground in a mythical form.

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Marina Abramović Screening

Brought to you with the support of Westminster City Council and Landsec, the Piccadilly Lights screening will feature images from 'Four Crosses' 2019, an installation from Marina Abramović's exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts. It will also include a selection of instructional statements taken from the ‘Marina Abramović Method’ designed to teach her unique approach to achieving higher consciousness and confronting life's challenges.

Marina Abramović is a globally acclaimed artist who has continually pushed the boundaries of her physical and mental limits in her work, often subjecting herself to exhaustion, pain, and even the possibility of death. You can delve deeper into her fascinating journey by visiting the Royal Academy of Arts website.

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Art Institutions

The National Gallery

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The National Gallery is one of London's greatest art museums located in Trafalgar Square, London. Founded in 1824, it houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900.

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National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery sits seconds away from Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square, London. It was the first portrait gallery in the world when it opened in 1856 and houses the world's largest collection of personalities and faces, from the late Middle Ages to the present day. The gallery is currently closed until spring 2023, while essential building works take place for the gallery’s Inspiring People redevelopment.

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Royal Academy of Arts

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The Royal Academy of Arts is a world-renowned art institution based in Burlington House on Piccadilly, London. For over 250 years, the RA has existed to champion art and artists and offers a place where art is made, exhibited and debated. Enjoy their expanded campus with free displays, new spots to eat, drink and shop, and much more.

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Hotels

The Londoner Hotel

The Londoner

The world’s first super-boutique hotel opens its doors. In the heart of the West End, glistening in the corner of Leicester Square, The Londoner has arrived to bring luxury and second-to-none service to the city. 16 floors of luxury and 350 rooms, this urban resort is the perfect place for your next getaway. Breathtaking views, global cuisines, a wellness retreat, ballroom and meeting spaces – this hotel has it all.

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Sofitel

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A Grade II listed building, the five-star hotel, Sofitel London St James lies in the heart of the prestigious district of St James’s. Combining traditional British design and contemporary French elegance, the hotel boasts 183 bedrooms, and an all-day café restaurant, Wild Honey St James; an elegant Rose Lounge, ideal for afternoon tea, and the chic St James Bar complete the experience along with an award-winning spa. With 12 versatile function rooms, the luxury hotel is equally perfect for leisure and business guests.

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St Martins Lane Hotel

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St Martins Lane London is a dramatic and daring evolution on English luxury. With warm sophistication and a tongue-in-cheek British flair, the hotel brings an air of excitement to Covent Garden.

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Zedwell Piccadilly Circus

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Zedwell is a new lifestyle hotel in the heart of Piccadilly Circus that has been designed to promote positive sleep and wellbeing. Housed in the famous London Trocadero building, the hotel offers over 700 windowless rooms in Piccadilly Circus from as little as £69 per night.

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Ham Yard Hotel

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In the midst of Soho and moments from Mayfair, Ham Yard has an urban village feel. The hotel revolves around a leafy courtyard with a bronze sculpture centrepiece by Tony Cragg. Interiors are designed by Kit Kemp in her award-winning modern British style. Alongside the hotel's 91 individually designed bedrooms and suites are 24 apartments, 13 boutiques and a restaurant and bar, there is a drawing room and library, rooftop terrace, spa and gym, theatre, private event rooms and bowling alley.

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The Dilly

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Set in the heart of London's West End, The Dilly complements the hotel's vibrant cultural and architectural surroundings. Seconds away from St James's, Piccadilly Circus, and Leicester Square, this luxury 5-star hotel boasts a stunning indoor swimming pool and spacious, elegant rooms for hotel guests. Plus, open to both guests and visitors, enjoy a superb meal in The Terrace restaurant overlooking Piccadilly, or a mouth-watering cocktail concoction in the Maskelyn & Cook bar.

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The Hampshire Hotel

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Combining historic red brick architecture with contemporary interiors, Radisson Blu Edwardian, Hampshire is a five-star boutique hotel set on London’s iconic Leicester Square. The hotel’s location is perfect for exploring the capital’s famous landmarks, such as Covent Garden, Soho, Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus. Featuring a contemporary Mexican and Peruvian restaurant and an Art Deco-inspired lounge bar, the hotel’s Leicester Square location also makes it a prime spot for people watching during red carpet film premieres.

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W London

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Sophisticated and quirky, experience luxury comfort and glamour at W London hotel in Leicester Square. With trail-blazing interiors, exceptional service, a vibrant cocktail bar and an intimate spa, it’s the perfect base for exploring the capital.

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Key Stations

Tottenham Court Road Underground Station

Tottenham Court Road is a London Underground and Elizabeth line station in St Giles in the West End of London. The station is served by the Central line, the Elizabeth line and the Charing Cross branch of the Northern line.

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St James's Park Underground Station

St James's Park is a London Underground station near St James's Park in the City of Westminster, central London. It is served by the District and Circle lines and is between Victoria and Westminster stations. It is in Travelcard Zone 1.

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Piccadilly Circus Underground Station

Piccadilly Circus is a London Underground station located directly beneath Piccadilly Circus itself, with entrances at every corner. Located in Travel-card Zone 1, the station is on the Piccadilly line between Green Park and Leicester Square and on the Bakerloo line between Charing Cross and Oxford Circus.

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Leicester Square Underground Station

Leicester Square is a London Underground station in the West End of London, within walking distance of Theatreland and Chinatown. It is located on Charing Cross Road, a short distance to the east of Leicester Square itself.

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West End Gallery HOP!

White Cube

Minimalist gallery with large, light basement, part of a group promoting global contemporary talent.

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David Gill Gallery

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David Gill Gallery, established in 1987 in London, exhibits work by renowned artists and architects and has expanded to Vauxhall and St James's. They have historically important exhibitions and works in esteemed collections.

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Food & Drink

Poster Bar by José at The RA

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London’s much-loved Spanish chef José Pizarro – has opened two new vibrant day offerings at the Royal Academy of Arts. On the ground floor of Burlington Gardens, the Poster Bar by José, is a café offering an informal drop-in menu of delicious tapas and drinks.

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Farzi

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Sitting seconds away from Piccadilly Circus, Farzi London is a modern Indian bistro serving cutting edge, avant-garde Indian cuisine with a twist.

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Americana

Experience the charm of Americana in London's Haymarket near Piccadilly. Brian's Kitchen tasting menu serves up the best of Southern American cuisine. Enjoy an 11-course tasting menu filled with authentic Southern flavours, paired with refreshing drinks. From delicious dishes to warm hospitality Americana is a great spot to unwind after an art and culture-filled evening.

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J Sheekey

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J. Sheekey is a renowned seafood restaurant located in the heart of theatre-land. Since its conception in 1896, ‘Sheekey’s’ has been providing theatre goers, casts, audiences and friends with the finest seafood and shellfish. The iconic ruby red frontage, a central crustacean bar and walls adorned with framed photographs of famous faces are just a few of the features that sit throughout the space.

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Franco's

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For over 75 years Franco’s has consistently provided a friendly, warm, welcoming sanctuary for everybody living, working and visiting St. James’s and Jermyn Street. The quality of food, hospitality and service has meant that Franco’s has remained a firm favourite with so many who return time and time again.

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Ochre Restaurant

Ochre is a new restaurant in London's National Gallery. It serves the best of British ingredients with international flavours and modern European cooking. With a lively cocktail bar, private dining room, and DJ booth, Ochre offers a complete dining experience.

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West End Gallery HOP!

Stern Pissarro Gallery

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Established in 1964, Stern Pissarro Gallery specialises in Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary art. The gallery occupies a unique position in the global art scene, pioneering works by Camille Pissarro and his descendants.

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Cristea Roberts Gallery

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Cristea Roberts Gallery is a leading international contemporary art gallery with a particular focus on original prints and works on paper. Since its inception, the gallery has commissioned a significant number of editions by a wide range of artists, whilst also representing others for their unique works.

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Saatchi Yates

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Saatchi Yates is a London based gallery representing and exhibiting breakthrough international artists.

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David Gill Gallery

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David Gill Gallery, established in 1987 in London, exhibits work by renowned artists and architects and has expanded to Vauxhall and St James's. They have historically important exhibitions and works in esteemed collections.

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Skarstedt Gallery

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Skarstedt was founded in 1994 by Per Skarstedt to present a program of museum-level exhibitions by contemporary European and American artists.

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KOPPEL 180º

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Opened by The Koppel Project under the Piccadilly Lights in Regent Street and within walking distance of prominent London landmarks, KOPPEL X presents an immersive botanical experience in the heart of the West End, offering an escape from the busy surrounds.

After years of operating across the city, The Koppel Projects tenth location will be transforming an empty space into a spectacle that incorporates elements of art and nature.

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West End Gallery HOP!

Royal Watercolour Society

The Royal Watercolour Society is a British institution of painters working in watercolours. The Society is a centre of excellence for water-based media on paper, which allows for a diverse and interesting range of approaches to the medium of watercolour.

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Centre for British Photography

The Centre for British Photography (registered charity number 1190955) was founded by James Hyman in 2020 and opened a major new public space in central London in January 2023. The charity seeks to support photographers working in Britain through exhibitions, events, grants and mentoring.