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One of a kind: New storytelling exhibit at St James’s Market

Now that Spring has finally (whisper it) sprung, there’s no better time to discover a forged interactive 3D map in St James’s Market Pavilion. Created by architectural firm Squire & Partners the map gives a bird’s eye view of this historic part of the capital, encouraging visitors to explore for themselves. Special sensors will trigger the windows of the Pavilion to light up, revealing further interesting details about London.

You will discover where James Bond’s infamous martini was shaken not stirred, where Jimi Hendrix played his first gig and where John met Yoko. As the Scotch Egg is currently enjoying a culinary reinvention, you can find out where it was invented.

While your fingers do the talking, your ears will be bathed in in a curated soundtrack of Chopin’s Nocturne in E Flat Major, Op.9 No. 2. The composer was a resident of St James’s in the later half of his life and left for his final concert from his home in St James’s Place in 1849.

SEEN thinks this is a great idea, opening up this area to the curious and the quirky facts about London. St James’s Market is a great place to eat and shop, tucked away between Haymarket and Regent Street.

St James’s Market
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