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Spitting ImageThis exhibition at the Cartoon Museum will feature cartoons, caricatures, puppets, teapots and other weird and wonderful ephemera from the phenomenon which was Spitting Image, the hugely popular 1980s television satire programme that utilised huge rubber puppets of the era's leading politicians and personalities. The exhibition celebrates the 30th anniversary of the programme and also includes pictures and pottery created by Fluck & Law, the geniuses who created Spitting Image.

 

About The Cartoon Museum

Combining art with humour, this addition to London's museum-cum-gallery scene is refreshingly vibrant. From political cartoons of Thatcher, Brown, Bush and Blair to rare originals on loan from The Beano, The Dandy and Topper, The Cartoon Museum is a place for reminiscing over childhood favourites whilst contemplating cartooning controversies of recent years. More about The Cartoon Museum

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Spitting Image  Thatcher Cutting Up Britain. © Spitting Image  

Spitting Image - Thatcher Cutting Up Britain. © Spitting Image

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5 minutes walk
 
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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
Euston Railway Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
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Holborn NCP
 
2 minutes walk
 
Bloomsbury Square Car Park
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £71  26% off
Bloomsbury Way, WC1A | 1 minute from Spitting Image
Set in the heart of the West End, Thistle Holborn - The Kingsley is well positioned with the British Museum very close by and the entertainments ... More
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £74  34% off
9-13 Bloomsbury Street, WC1B | 1 minute from Spitting Image
Near to the British Museum, this Edwardian hotel is something of a Bloomsbury landmark. Relaunched in January 2009 following a '25million makeover, each of the 174 ... More
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Kenilworth Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £56  21% off
97 Great Russell Street, WC1B | 2 minutes from Spitting Image
Conforming to the Radisson Blu Edwardian brand of mixing designer décor with designer locations, the Kenilworth has everything you'd expect from this established chain. 50 metres ... More
 
 
 
 
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Motown The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 11th February 2016 to 18th February 2017
Shaftesbury Theatre, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H | 2 minutes from Spitting Image
Telling the story of Berry Gordy, who went from being a featherweight boxer to Motown music mogul, Motown The Musical transfers from Broadway to the West ...More
 
 
 
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Aladdin
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 27th May to 1st October 2016
Prince Edward Theatre, 28 Old Compton Street, W1D | 7 minutes from Spitting Image
The Broadway hit from the producer of The Lion King, Aladdin arrives in London in summer 2016. The story of the genie and the lamp is ...More
 
 
 
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Fortune Theatre, Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 7 minutes from Spitting Image
One of the less well-known West-End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses since 1989 through word of mouth alone. ...More
 
 
 
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Shaftesbury Theatre
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210 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Spitting Image
A large and appealingly shabby Edwardian theatre which has produced almost a century of successful popular theatre and musicals. The most notorious of these was probably ... More
 
 
 
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Dominion Theatre
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268 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, London W1T | 3 minutes from Spitting Image
Huge, but now slightly shabby, theatre which plays host to big, rocking musicals. The Dominion has a huge stage and hundreds of seats - on a ... More
 
 
 
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New London Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 4 minutes from Spitting Image
Although this site has been an entertainment venue since at least the mid-19th century, the New London Theatre only opened its doors in 1973, making it ... More
 
 
 
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The Cartoon Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
35 Little Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | Same location as Spitting Image
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British Museum
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Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 2 minutes from Spitting Image
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Victoria House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 4 minutes from Spitting Image
This Grade II listed building, a stunning neoclassical landmark constructed in the 1920s, was extensively remodelled in 2003 to provide 300,000 square feet of prime office, ... More
 
 
 
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James Smith & Sons
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53 New Oxford Street, Covent Garden, London WC1A | 1 minute from Spitting Image
James Smith & Sons is an historic Victorian family business specialising in umbrellas, walking sticks and canes. Commonly known as "the Umbrella Shop", this immaculately presented ... More
 
 
 
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London Review Bookshop
London > Shopping > Books
14 Bury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 2 minutes from Spitting Image
Opened in May 2003, with Alan Bennett cutting the ribbon, the London Review Bookshop is a welcome addition to the city's dwindling ranks of independent bookshops. ... More
 
 
 
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2 Pied Bull Yard, off Bury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 2 minutes from Spitting Image
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30 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 1 minute from Spitting Image
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Konaki
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5 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 1 minute from Spitting Image
Greek cuisine ... More
 
 
 
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Savoir Faire
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42 New Oxford Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 1 minute from Spitting Image
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 1 minute from Spitting Image
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Russian Language Centre
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Pushkin House, 5a Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 3 minutes from Spitting Image
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Cambridge School of English
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3 Stukely Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Spitting Image
Less than 12 per group. Under £200... More
 
 
 
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Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 4 minutes from Spitting Image
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The Hospital Club
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24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Spitting Image
Before it was a hip private members' club designed specifically for the creative industries - complete with bar and dining rooms, cinema, TV and recording studios ... More
 
 
 
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Phoenix Garden
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21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes from Spitting Image
In the shadow of both Centrepoint and St Giles-in-the-Fields Church, hidden from most tourists and residents alike, lies this beautiful West End garden. Originally a car ... More
 
 
 
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The Princess Louise
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Philomena's Irish Bar
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40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 5 minutes from Spitting Image
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Queens Larder Restaurant & Pub
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1 Queen's Square, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 6 minutes from Spitting Image
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The London Cocktail Club - Shaftesbury Avenue
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224a Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Spitting Image
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The American Bar at The Savoy
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The Savoy, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 3 minutes from Spitting Image
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Beaufort Bar at The Savoy
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The Savoy, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 3 minutes from Spitting Image
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Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 2 minutes from Spitting Image
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23-28 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 2 minutes from Spitting Image
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68 Dean Street
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68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 8 minutes from Spitting Image
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