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United Kingdom.

Our homeland, teeming with history, and a tireless innovator of art and culture.

Artistic

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The Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle
More than just an art gallery, the Laing art gallery also hosts art classes such as life drawing. They regularly have high profile artists exhibiting at the gallery, such as Yoko Ono, who once invited visitors to contribute to a work of art in the gallery upstairs.

Originality

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Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds
The beautiful Grade II-listed Picture House is one of the oldest purpose-built cinemas in the UK and has stood the test of 100 years as a prime city cinema. Take a trip and experience a film in a very unique setting.

Humour

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Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Where do we begin - could there be a funnier place? Every August the Scottish city comes alive with performers - in theatres and even on the street. Laughter and rehearsed (and not rehearsed) lines course through every nook and cranny and the choice of shows is side-splitting.

Philanthropic

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The Clink, London
This extraordinary dining experience is located in a prison, with its sole aim to reduce reoffending rates of ex-offenders. The restaurant and charity of the same name work in partnership with Her Majesty’s Prison Service to run projects that train and give practical skills to prisoners to aid their rehabilitation. It allows prisoners to learn and engage with the public and take their first steps towards a new life.

Entrepreneurial

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The Lanes, Brighton
Hundreds of independent business owners occupy the winding streets of the lanes in Brighton, providing a shopper’s paradise. Stop by to support local businesses and find a one-of-a-kind purchase while you’re at it.

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Image credits: Laing Art Gallery Press Office; Tom Joy; Edinburgh Fringe Twitter; The Clink Press Office; welovebrighton.com