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 ...
Image View or A-Z List View
Where is that? How far away is it? Use our Icons Atlas to find out.
When did clog dancing start? When did the Spitfire go into production? Use our icons timeline to find out.
What makes something an icon? Is it to do with being famous or important? Is an icon beloved or somehow symbolic?
Why is a cup of tea iconic and not a glass of orange juice?
Sign up for our newsletter.
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.
View this Icon