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art and design places in london


ENJOY LONDON! This brochure is a guide through some of Londons best art and design places. We hope this inspires you all!


Discover art from the Tate collection and beyond. We hold the national collection of British art from 1500 to the present day and international modern and contemporary art. Our collection includes nearly 70,000 artworks by over 3,000 artists and grows every year. Everything we do, from the programme we present in our galleries and with partners in Britain and around the world, to the books, products and food we sell in our shops and restaurants, supports our mission: to promote public understanding and enjoyment of British, modern and contemporary art.


The Museum of London consists of the Museum of London and the Museum of London Docklands. They represent the collective work of the Museum of London. Our mission is to inspire a passion for London, a passion for Learning. Our vision is to create a revitalised, world-class museum that embodies the spirit and energy of the world’s greatest city


The Museum of London is an award winning, charitable institution, funded by a variety of organisations and individuals including The City of London and GLA.

and its people; a museum that plays an active role in the life of the capital both today and in the future; a museum that is a welcoming, inspirational and innovative destination to all visitors as well as a centre of excellence in research, curatorship, conservation and learning. A modern museum with ambitious future plans.


Formed in 1973, the company today has grown to four retail outlets and a state-of-the-art website all specialising in art and graphic materials. Our flagship store in Covent Garden is regarded as a major outlet of its kind, offering unparalleled choice from the leading suppliers of the world. Famous for our huge in-store range, we also provide convenience, accessibility, excellent value and great service; all of


We’re the leading supplier of material to the art and design community.

which can be accessed nationwide via LGC LIVE - our online service or through our mail order department. If you’d like to find out more about us why not sign up to our newsletter. Each month we’ll email you our news and give you the chance to snap up some great offers.


First staged in 2003, the London Design Festival is one of the world’s most important annual design events. The Festival programme is made up of over 300 events and exhibitions staged by hundreds of partner organisations across the design spectrum and from around the world. Over ten days in September, the London Design Festival featured hundreds of events which took place across London, showcasing the city’s pivotal role in global design. Save the date: London Design Festival 2013 will take place on the 14th - 22nd September 2013.


Since 1986 we have been selling the unique Dover Pictorial Archive range of sourcebooks here in Covent Garden. As specialists in historical graphic and commercial art and illustration, we are dedicated to providing the best possible range of Copyright and Permission Free material in book form and on CD. You can browse this extraordinary range in the shop, online and through our mail order catalogue. We keep an impressive range of material in stock, so if you are looking for something in particular and don’t see it on the site or you have any other queries about our copyright-free range, from Dover, Pepin Press, and other publishers then please feel free to contact us. Your call is always welcome.


Imagine a shop as a vial in which more or less volatile substances mix to release energy. Ultimately, walking into Magma should be like walking into a thermometer, an instrument indicating ‘where things are at’ at a certain point in time and space. Not because we think so, but as a result of that process, of that retail alchemy: the power of people walking through the door, making suggestions, connecting, rejecting, reacting, interacting, over-reacting. This is the essence of what we do: to try and capture some of that influx and crystallize it into a retail environment. Magma Clerkenwell 117-119 Clerkenwell Road Mon-Sat: 10am - 7pm Magma Covent Garden 8 Earlham Street Mon-Sat: 11am - 7pm Sun: 12pm - 6pm



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