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National Police Memorial commemorates nearly 4000 police officers who died during their duty in the UK. Michael Winner, a film producer, felt the need to set up the Police Memorial Trust as he was deeply moved by the demise of Yvonne Fletcher, a police officer in London's St. James' Square. The trust was set up in 1984 after Winner wrote to The Times suggesting the creation of a memorial for the police force. National Police Memorial is built to the designs of Per Arnoldi and Lord Foster and was unveiled in the year 2005. Its beautiful blue color makes the memorial stand apart on the tree-lined Horse Guards Road.
Located inside the sumptuous Amba Hotel Charing Cross, is the hotel's very own entertainment hub, the Torquay Suite Theatre. This theater revolves around a unique concept where guests are treated with a delectable meal and talented comedy performances by the Faulty Towers group. The show complements your meal and is sure to tickle your funny bone. Most of the event is improv, which adds immeasurably to your humor ride.
Since 1946, the ICA serves as a breeding ground of radical art and culture in the form of movies, exhibitions, talks, debates and other events. With its characteristic focus on experimentation, the institute has played important roles in the early careers of many artists, including the punk rock band the Clash, and the Oscar-awarded director Steve McQueen.
For a complete experience in art, head over to the city's Institute of Contemporary Arts. This innovative institute boasts of a gallery and auditorium. They even have a bookshop and a restaurant and bar, so you can fuel up and look around some more! Come watch experimental dance and theater shows and revel in the vibrancy of newly emerging talent. ICA also offers unique PhD programs and yearly memberships. Have a look at their projects and films like Crimson Gold or Kitchen Stories.
Whitehall's namesake comes from the Whitehall Palace, which burned down in 1698. Today, Whitehall is the main road in the heart of the city leading from Parliament Square to Trafalgar Square. It's worth a look if you're in the neighborhood, just to admire the superb architecture. Lining the road are government ministries, commonly referred to on as Whitehall.