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Welcome to the ICONS collection. On these pages you can explore our icons. Their stories are told with words and pictures, with sound and film and 3D imaging. You’ll also find surprising ideas for things to make and do, places to go and even the occasional icon-related recipe. Use the grid below to start exploring ...


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The Phone Box
The Phone Box
Stiff Upper Lip
Stiff Upper Lip
The V-sign
The V-sign
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Book Of Household Management
Bonfire Night
The Robin
Cheddar Cheese
The English Weather
Sgt. Pepper
Sgt. Pepper
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Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding
The Iron Bridge
Doctor Who
Rolls-Royce
The Tube Map
The Tube Map
Narrowboats on Canals
Narrowboats on Canals
The Rose
The Rose
The Thames
The Thames
The Peak District
Westminster Abbey
Winnie The Pooh
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The Bobby
The Bobby
Robin Hood
Robin Hood
Magna Carta
Magna Carta
Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
The Pint of Real Ale
The Pint of Real Ale
Monty Python
Oxbridge
Oxbridge
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The Archers
The Archers
White Cliffs of Dover
White Cliffs of Dover
Oak Tree
Oak Tree
The Lake District
The Lake District
Fish and Chips
Fish and Chips
The Oxford English Dictionary
The Oxford English Dictionary
Tower of London
Tower of London
Bowler Hat
Bowler Hat
Fox-hunting and the Ban
Hedges
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Rugby
Rugby
Parish Church
Parish Church
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The Mini-Skirt
The Mini-Skirt
Hadrian's Wall
Hadrian's Wall
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The Origin Of Species
The Origin Of Species
York Minster
York Minster
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HMS Victory
HMS Victory
Lindisfarne Gospels
Lindisfarne Gospels
Big Ben
Big Ben
Blackpool Tower
Blackpool Tower
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Domesday Book
Domesday Book
Cricket
Cricket
Notting Hill Carnival
Notting Hill Carnival
The Spitfire
The Spitfire
The Globe Theatre
The Globe Theatre
Brick Lane
Brick Lane
The King James Bible
The King James Bible
Pride And Prejudice
Pride And Prejudice
SS Empire Windrush
SS Empire Windrush
Glastonbury Festival
Glastonbury Festival
Chicken Tikka Masala
Chicken Tikka Masala
Punch & Judy
Punch & Judy
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The Routemaster Bus
The Routemaster Bus
The Queen's Head Stamp Design
The Queen's Head Stamp Design
The Hay Wain
The Hay Wain
A Cup of Tea
A Cup of Tea
Jerusalem
Jerusalem
Holbein's Henry VIII
Holbein's Henry VIII
Morris Dancing
Morris Dancing
Land Rover
Land Rover
The Pub
The Pub
Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland
Angel Of The North
Angel Of The North
Eden Project
Eden Project
Queuing
Queuing
Stonehenge
Stonehenge
The Black Cab
The Black Cab
The FA Cup
The FA Cup
Sutton Hoo Helmet
Sutton Hoo Helmet
Wimbledon
Wimbledon
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The Mini
The Mini
St George Flag
St George Flag

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Why is a cup of tea iconic and not a glass of orange juice?  

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John Taylor, the Water-Poet

Nowadays (depending on the traffic), a quick way to get round London might be to jump in a black cab. As you are whisked to your destination you may find your cabbie keen to regale you with his views on society’s ills and the famous people he’s had in the back.

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