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Mark Cross - Grace 40cm Grained Leather Cabin Trunk - Womens - Red
£5,770.00
Mark Cross - Grace 40cm Grained Leather Cabin Trunk - Womens - Red
Mark Cross - Mark Cross's bright-red Italian grained-leather Grace trunk harks back to a stylish golden age when international travel was the preserve of a privileged few. The perfect size for a weekend break, or as your carry-on bag for longer trips, this luxe case features red lacquered edges, gold-tone brass hardware, and a signature red cotton-twill lining. It's an enduring piece to enjoy using over a lifetime.
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Rome. Portrait of a City
£50.00
Rome. Portrait of a City
This bumper photographic portrait of Rome brings together hundreds of photographs from the 1840s through to today to explore the extraordinary history, beauty, and art of this incomparable cultural capital. From sepia and black and white to color, these outstanding images dating from the 1840s to the present day allow us - through the eyes of such photographers as Giacomo Caneva, Pompeo Molins, Giuseppe Primoli, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Carlo Bavagnoli, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Pasquale De Antonis, Peter Lindbergh, Slim Aarons, and William Klein - to discover Rome in its many compelling guises: as the center of the Roman Empire, as one of the cradles of the Renaissance, as a favorite destination for travelers and a rich patchwork of varied neighborhoods, as the seat of the Roman Catholic Church, a stage for politics, and as the perfect backdrop for film and fashion shoots. Reaching back into illustrious archives, some of the book's early images offer us a privileged Grand Tour glimpse of some of Rome's most treasured landmarks, revealing the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Spanish Steps almost void of crowds. Later pictures survey the city's contrasts-from the luxurious homes and leisure activities of the privileged to street stalls and laundry lines in the working class districts of Trastevere and Testaccio. Some documentary-style shots show us the dark power of Mussolini, the city bedecked with his own iconography and imagery of strength, athleticism, and the fatherland. As color photography comes in, the city transitions from a neo-realismo aesthetic to postwar recovery and hedonism: all the glamorous gowns, exotic celebrities, and Via Veneto café culture immortalized by Fellini. Many famous faces are here, including Louis Armstrong, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Marcello Mastroianni, Sophia Loren, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Anna Magnani, and Valentino.
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Redouté. The Book of Flowers
£50.00
Redouté. The Book of Flowers
French flower painter Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759-1840) devoted himself exclusively to capturing the diversity of flowering plants in watercolor paintings which were then published as copper engravings, with careful botanical descriptions. The darling of wealthy Parisian patrons including Napoleon's wife Josephine, he was dubbed "the Raphael of flowers," and is regarded to this day as a master of botanical illustration. This elegant catalogue brings together all engravings from Redouté's illustrations of Roses and Choix des plus belles fleurs (Selection of the Most Beautiful Flowers) and the most astounding images from The Lilies. Offering a vibrant overview of Redouté's admixture of accuracy and beauty, it is also a privileged glimpse into the magnificent gardens and greenhouses of a bygone Paris.
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de Lempicka
£10.00
de Lempicka
Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980) lived art in the fast lane. With an appetite for glamour and fame as much as Left Bank bohemianism, she fled her native Russia after the Bolshevik revolution and set about taking Paris by storm. Her prolific, monumental oeuvre remains one of the most vivid visual documents of 1920s Art Deco. De Lempicka's style deployed cool colors and tight post-cubist forms into an at once neoclassical and voluptuous figuration. Her subjects are often nude and always sensual, aloof, and powerful. Bedecked in seductive light and textures, they command our attention but typically avert their gaze with an aspect of haughty grandeur. They include both high-society patrons and progressive portraits of emancipated and lesbian women, such as Women Bathing and Portrait of Suzy Solidor. De Lempicka's notorious Self-Portrait in the Green Bugatti, meanwhile, was commissioned for the cover of German magazine Die Dame and became an icon of speed, sophistication, and female independence. Through some of de Lempicka's finest, most compelling portraits, this introduction explores the artist's unique visual language and its privileged place not only in the annals of interwar art but also in the history of female artists and our collective consciousness of the Roaring Twenties.
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Gustav Klimt. Complete Paintings
£50.00
Gustav Klimt. Complete Paintings
A century after his death, Viennese artist Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) still startles with his unabashed eroticism, dazzling surfaces, and artistic experimentation. This monograph gathers all of Klimt's major works alongside authoritative art historical commentary and privileged access to the artist's archive. With top quality illustration, including new photography of the celebrated Stoclet Frieze, the book follows Klimt through his prominent role in the Secessionist movement of 1897, his candid rendering of the female body, and his lustrous "golden phase" when gold leaf brought a shimmering tone and texture to such beloved works as The Kiss and Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, also known as The Woman in Gold. Through luminous spreads and carefully curated details, the monograph traces the repertoire of Japanese, Byzantine, and allegorical stimuli that informed Klimt's flattened perspectives, his symbolic vocabulary, and his mosaic-like textures. Drawing upon contemporary critics and voices, the book also examines the art world's polarized reception to Klimt's pictures as much as his own stylistic trajectory. From his landscape painting to erotic works to the controversial ceiling for the Great Hall of the University of Vienna, we see how Klimt's admixture of tradition and daring divided the press and public-becried by some as a pornographer, hailed by others as a modern maestro.
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Ai Weiwei
£60.00
Ai Weiwei
As his personal circumstances move in constant flux, Ai Weiwei remains a cultural magnet. Renowned for his political activism and social media activity almost as much as for his social interventions, contemporary approach to the readymade, and knowledge of Chinese traditional crafts, Ai's fame extends throughout and beyond the art world. Drawn from TASCHEN's limited Collector's Edition, this monograph explores each of Ai's career phases up until his release from Chinese custody. It features extensive visual material to trace Ai's development from his early New York days right through to his recent practice. Focus moments include his international breakthrough in the early 2000s, his porcelain Sunflower Seeds at the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern, his response to the Sichuan earthquake of 2008, and his police detention in 2011. With behind-the-scenes studio pictures, production shots, and numerous statements derived from exclusive interviews with Ai, we gain privileged access to the artist's process, influences, and importance. The book includes texts from Uli Sigg, Ai's longtime friend and former Swiss ambassador to China; Roger M. Buergel, who curated the 2007 documenta and hosted the artist's Fairytale piece; and experts on Chinese culture and politics: Carlos Rojas, William A. Callahan, and James J. Lally.
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El Greco
£10.00
El Greco
To his contemporaries in late 16th-century Venice, El Greco (1541-1614) was a contrary fellow, an innate artist blessed with extraordinary talent, but stubborn in the pursuit of his own path. Throughout his career, as he progressed from Crete to Venice, to Rome and ultimately Toledo, Spain, "The Greek" stood apart from his peers, merging different Western art traditions to create a unique pictorial language. El Greco's single-minded style rejected naturalism and rejected accessibility. Works such as The Disrobing of Christ (1577-79), The Burial of the Count of Orgaz (1586-88), and The Vision of St John (1608-14) reveal elongated, twisted figures; unreal colors; and an experimental rendering of space - all resistant to easy viewing and intent, instead, on an art of epic grandeur and intellectual beauty. Frequently regarded with suspicion and criticism during his lifetime, El Greco was revived by a troop of ardent modern admirers, including Pablo Picasso, Roger Fry, and Der Blaue Reiter pioneer Franz Marc. Today, the artist belongs to the privileged group of great old master painters, as much an anomaly of his age, as a reference point across the centuries. This essential introduction from TASCHEN Basic Art 2.0 explores the influences and the ingredients of El Greco's radical and singular vision, from the symbolic world of Byzantine icons and the humanistic values of the Renaissance to the nascent beginnings of conceptual practice.
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Mick Rock. The Rise of David Bowie, 1972-1973
£50.00
Mick Rock. The Rise of David Bowie, 1972-1973
Such a privilege to have known and worked with him. A remarkable man and artist. I loved him." - Mick Rock, 2016 A unique tribute from David Bowie's official photographer and creative partner, Mick Rock, compiled in 2015, with Bowie's blessing. In 1972, David Bowie released his groundbreaking album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. With it landed Bowie's Stardust alter ego: a glitter-clad, mascara-eyed, sexually ambiguous persona who kicked down the boundaries between male and female, straight and gay, fact and fiction into one shifting and sparkling phenomenon of '70s self-expression. Together, Ziggy the album and Ziggy the stage spectacular propelled the softly spoken Londoner into one of the world's biggest stars. A key passenger on this glam trip into the stratosphere was fellow Londoner and photographer Mick Rock. Rock bonded with Bowie artistically and personally, immersed himself in the singer's inner circle, and, between 1972 and 1973, worked as the singer's photographer and videographer. This collection, featuring around 50 percent previously unpublished images, brings together spectacular stage shots, iconic photo shoots, as well as intimate backstage portraits. With a lenticular cover of different headshots, it celebrates Bowie's fearless experimentation and reinvention, while offering privileged access to the many facets of his personality and fame. Through the aloof and approachable, the playful and serious, the candid and the contrived, the result is a passionate tribute to a brilliant and inspirational artist whose creative vision will never be forgotten."
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Mrs. Newton
£30.00
Mrs. Newton
June Newton, renowned under her professional pseudonym Alice Springs, takes the reader on an extraordinary photographic journey from her childhood in Australia through work and travels with her husband, Helmut Newton. The photographs offer a wonderful mix of personal snapshots, editorial work for magazines like Elle, and portraits of such leading creative figures as Yves Saint Laurent, Gore Vidal, Balthus, Robert Mapplethorpe, Brassai, Nicole Kidman, and Anjelica Huston. The pictures are accompanied by Newton's unpublished diary extracts and her own written commentaries, illuminating the pictures and the stories they tell with her particular blend of gentle irony, candor, and a photographer's eye for detail. Personal and engaging, this book combines iconic faces and places of the 20th century with privileged access into Newton's most intimate inner circle.
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Christo and Jeanne-Claude. The Floating Piers
£650.00
Christo and Jeanne-Claude. The Floating Piers
From June 18 to July 3, 2016, 100 kilometers east of Milan and 200 kilometers west of Venice, The Floating Piers by Christo and Jeanne-Claude allowed 1.2 million people to walk on water. The project, comprising 100,000 square meters of shimmering dahlia yellow fabric above a modular floating dock system of 220,000 high-density polyethylene cubes created a three-kilometer walkway across the surface of Lake Iseo, connecting the mainland to the islands of Monte Isola and San Paolo. "It is all about walking," said Christo of the project. "Including the stretches on the land, you have to walk five kilometers to appreciate the project, the constantly changing views, the lake, the mountains, the other visitors. All these things together are the final artwork." The experience was as tactile as it was visual, a multisensory wonder of undulating fabric, shimmering yellow, and ever-shifting light upon the water. In this Collector's Edition (No. 161-1,000), signed and designed by Christo himself, the artist presents this extraordinary environmental work from start to finish. On 846 pages, he reveals the couple's earliest concept of a floating surface on tranquil waters back in 1970 through renewed interest in the project, research into possible locations, technical developments, material production, and the final 16-day experience with enraptured visitors from around the world. To round off this unique project book and privileged insight into Christo and Jeanne-Claude's practice, the volume includes a swatch of the project's original dahlia yellow fabric. Limited Collector's Edition of 840 copies signed by Christo and Wolfgang Volz, each with a 24 x 24 cm swatch of The Floating Piers' original dahlia yellow fabric. Also available as four different Limited Art Editions, each with a separate project book signed by Christo and Wolfgang Volz.
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Ultimate Supercar 200mph Challenge
£2,340.00
Ultimate Supercar 200mph Challenge
Oakham, Rutland:: Sometimes a driving experience comes along that is so spectacular it shakes the tectonic plates of the motoring world. Now's the chance to join a select group of privileged drivers and take two elite supercars to the 200mph mark on a private two-mile runway. Warm-up with drives to circa 180mph in a Ferrari 488 Spider and Aston Martin DB11, and then attempt to break the magic 200mph mark in a Lamborghini Aventador S and McLaren 720S! With a professional instructor in the passenger seat, budding racers benefit from one-to-one guidance and track tips. In-car video footage is also provided from each supercar, so participants can relive the mind-bending speeds again and again. It's time to put the pedal to the metal! Availability: Runs at least three times a year. Weather: Driving may be cancelled or curtailed in extreme weather conditions (e.g. snow, ice, heavy rain or high winds) which would make driving at speed dangerous. Please call the venue if in any doubt. Duration: Expect to be at the venue for up to four hours. Numbers On Day: A maximum of 20 participants take part. Spectators: A maximum of two spectators are welcome per participant. Please note that animals are not allowed at the circuit, with the exception of guide dogs. Dress Code: Dress comfortably and wear trainers or flat-soled shoes. A helmet is provided. Guidelines: Restrictions: Minimum age is 21, max age 70. Maximum weight is 17 stone. Minimum height is 5'4'', maximum 6'0''. A full British or international driving licence must be produced on the day in order to participate. Other Info: There is a hospitality area with refreshments provided. Once purchased, an information pack is sent out within five working days and is non-exchangeable and non-refundable.
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F1 Driving Experience in Barcelona
£3,455.00
F1 Driving Experience in Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain:: Join the privileged ranks of those who've burnt rubber in an F1 car around the world-famous Circuit de Catalunya. After coffee and snacks, get kitted out in FIA approved safety equipment. Pro instructors lead a briefing, then demonstrate the track in a course vehicle. Take the wheel of a single-seater Formula Renault 2.0 F3 and enjoy bullet-speed while perfecting those racing lines on the 4.6 kilometre circuit. After two 20 minute sessions and debriefs, break for lunch. Then slip into the F1 car (either V8 Benetton B198, V8 Prost or V10 Prost AP04) and savour its spine-tingling speed for three laps. Capable of 0-120mph in under five seconds and equipped with carbon brakes, these cars will take your breath away. If heaven did track days... Availability: Around four dates per year. Weather: Driving could be cancelled or curtailed in extreme weather conditions (e.g. snow, ice, heavy rain or high winds) which would make driving at speed dangerous. Duration: Spend ten hours at the venue. Arrive at 7.45am and depart at 5.45pm. Lunch and refreshments are included. Numbers On Day: There will a maximum of 18 drivers on the day. Spectators: Accompanying guests/spectators are welcome and there are good viewing and catering facilities onsite. There is a charge of £60 per spectator to include pits access, refreshments and lunch. Minimum age is 10 years. Dress Code: A race suit, helmet, race gloves, boots and safety equipment are provided. Guidelines: Restrictions: A driving licence is required. Minimum age is 25. Maximum height is 6''', maximum weight is 16 stone. Drivers are liable for up 4000 Euros if the car is damaged during driving. This can be reduced to 1000 Euros by paying 190 Euros on the day. Other Info: Changing gear is simple with a modern generation paddle shift. There are no rev limits or restrictions on the cars, there is no lead car to follow and there are no speed limits. It is just you in the F1 car and the track.
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The Walt Disney Film Archives. The Animated Movies 1921-1968
£135.00
The Walt Disney Film Archives. The Animated Movies 1921-1968
It's kind of fun to do the impossible." -Walt Disney One of the most creative minds of the 20th century, Walt Disney created a unique and unrivaled imaginative universe. Like scarcely any other classics of cinema, his astonishing collection of animated cartoons revolutionized storytelling on screen and enchant to this day across geographies and generations. In TASCHEN's first volume of one of the most expansive illustrated publications on Disney animation, some 1,500 images and essays by eminent Disney experts take us to the beating heart of the studio's "Golden Age of Animation." This landmark book traces Disney's complete animation journey from the silent film era, through his first full-length feature Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) and the pioneering artistic experiment Fantasia (1940), right up to his last masterpieces Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree (1966) and The Jungle Book (1967). With extensive research conducted through the historical collections of the Walt Disney Company, as well as private collections, editor Daniel Kothenschulte curates some of the most precious concept paintings and storyboards to reveal just how these animation masterpieces came to life. Masterful cel setups provide highly detailed illustrations of famous film scenes while rare pictures taken by Disney photographers and excerpts from story conferences between Walt and his staff bring a privileged insider's view to the studio's creative process. Each of the major animated features that were made during Walt's lifetime-including Pinocchio, Fantasia, Dumbo, Bambi, Cinderella, Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp, and One Hundred and One Dalmatians-are given their own focus chapter, without forgetting less familiar gems such as the experimental short films of the Silly Symphonies series and underappreciated episodic musical films such as Make Mine Music and Melody Time, all of which receive the same meticulous research and attention. Many unfinished projects, among them the proposed sequels to the legendary musical Fantasia or a homage to Davy Crockett by painter Thomas Hart Benton, are also highlighted with rarely seen artworks, many of them previously unpublished. Throughout, contributions from leading Disney specialists detail the evolution of each respective film. Realizing the Disney style was a collective project and, as much as the master himself, The Walt Disney Film Archives acknowledges the outstanding animators and designers who influenced the style of the studio, among them Albert Hurter, Gustaf Tenggren, Kay Nielsen, Carl Barks, Mary Blair, Sylvia Holland, Tyrus Wong, Ken Anderson, Eyvind Earle, and Walt Peregoy. First volume of one of the most expansive illustrated publications on Disney animation. Produced with the assistance of the Walt Disney Archives and Disney's famous Animation Research Library. Covers the Walt Disney journey from the era of silent films through to his final masterpiece The Jungle Book (1967). Includes the first full-length feature Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), the landmark artistic experiment Fantasia (1940), and beloved postwar classics such as Cinderella (1950) and Peter Pan (1953). 1,500 illustrations and essays by eminent Disney experts. Masterful cel setups provide highly detailed illustrations of famous film scenes. Remarkable behind-the-scenes insight with excerpts from story conferences with Walt and his staff and rare pictures taken by Disney studio photographers. Copyright © 2016 by Disney Enterprises, Inc."
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Tour of Wembley Stadium for Two
£40.00
Tour of Wembley Stadium for Two
Wembley, Middlesex:: Opened in 2007 to replace the original national stadium, the new Wembley has become recognisable as one of the most famous venues in football. Get behind the scenes to experience this fantastic venue as never before, with a fully guided 90 minute tour that delves into parts of Wembley Stadium usually reserved for the privileged few. Begin beneath the original 1966 World Cup Final crossbar before taking the manager's hot seat in the press area and feeling the spirit of the England dressing room. Emerge from the players' tunnel to the roar of the crowd, talk tactics from the dugout and climb the sacred 107 steps to the Royal Box to get a grip on the cup. Sports fans of all ages will take home memories to relish forever. Availability: Tours run seven days a week depending on fixtures and stadium operations (excluding event days). Weather: Duration: The tour lasts around 75 minutes. They start at 10am and the last one is at 3pm. Numbers On Day: Expect to share the tour with up to 40 other Wembley fans. Spectators: Dress Code: Dress code is casual. The tour includes steps and some sections are outdoors, so wear comfy shoes and bring a brolly if it's a wet day (and a camera of course). Guidelines: Restrictions: There is no age restriction but anybody under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Other Info:
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Gustav Klimt. Drawings and Paintings
£15.00
Gustav Klimt. Drawings and Paintings
A century after his death, Viennese artist Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) still startles with his unabashed eroticism, dazzling surfaces, and artistic experimentation. In this neat, dependable monograph, we gather all of Klimt's major works alongside authoritative art historical commentary and privileged archival material from Klimt's own archive to trace the evolution of his astonishing oeuvre. With top-quality illustration, including new photography of the celebrated Stoclet Frieze, the book follows Klimt through his prominent role in the Secessionist movement of 1897, his candid rendering of the female body, and his lustrous "golden phase" when gold leaf brought a shimmering tone and texture to such beloved works as The Kiss and Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, also known as The Woman in Gold.
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Tour of Wembley Stadium for Two
£45.00
Tour of Wembley Stadium for Two
Wembley, Middlesex:: With an impressive 90,000 capacity, Wembley is the second largest stadium in Europe and home to English football. Glimpse behind the scenes of this incredible stadium with a 90 minute tour, gaining access to parts usually reserved for the privileged few. Begin beneath the hallowed 1966 World Cup Final crossbar before going to the press room to take to the manager's hot seat. Feel the true spirit of the England dressing room, talk tactics in the dugout, get your hands on the cup in the Royal Box and emerge from the players' tunnel to the roar of the crowd. An essential experience for football fanatics of all ages! Availability: Tours run seven days a week depending on fixtures and stadium operations (excluding event days). Weather: Duration: The tour lasts around 75 minutes. They start at 10am and the last one is at 3pm. Numbers On Day: Share the tour with up to 40 other Wembley fans. Spectators: Dress Code: Dress code is casual. The tour includes steps and some sections are outdoors, so wear comfy shoes and bring a brolly if it's a wet day (and a camera of course). Guidelines: Restrictions: There is no age restriction but anybody under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Other Info:
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Family Tour of Wembley Stadium
£60.00
Family Tour of Wembley Stadium
Wembley, Middlesex:: Opened in 2007 to replace the original national stadium, the new Wembley has become recognisable as one of the most famous venues in football. Now get behind the scenes to experience this fantastic stadium as never before with a fully guided 90 minute tour heading into parts of the stadium usually reserved for the privileged few. Begin beneath the original 1966 World Cup Final crossbar before taking the manager's hot seat in the press room and feeling the spirit of the England dressing room. Emerge from the players' tunnel to the roar of the crowd, talk tactics from the dugout and climb the sacred 107 steps to the Royal Box to grasp the cup. Sports fans of all ages will take home memories to relish forever. Availability: Tours run seven days a week depending on fixtures and stadium operations (excluding event days). Weather: Duration: The tour lasts around 75 minutes. They start at 10am and the last one is at 3pm. Numbers On Day: Expect to share the tour with up to 40 other Wembley fans. Spectators: Dress Code: Dress code is casual. The tour includes steps and some sections are outdoors, so wear comfy shoes and bring a brolly if it's a wet day (and a camera of course). Guidelines: Restrictions: This experience has been created for a group of two adults and two children. At least one but no more than two participants must be aged 18 or over. Other Info:
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Tour of Wembley Stadium
£23.00
Tour of Wembley Stadium
Wembley, Middlesex:: Opened in 2007 to replace the original national stadium, the new Wembley has become recognisable as one of the most famous venues in football. Get behind the scenes to experience this fantastic stadium as never before with a fully guided 90 minute tour, delving into parts of the stadium usually reserved for the privileged few. Begin beneath the original 1966 World Cup Final crossbar before taking the manager's hot seat in the press room and feeling the spirit of the England dressing room. Emerge from the players' tunnel to the roar of the crowd, talk tactics from the dugout and climb the sacred 107 steps to the Royal Box to grip the cup. Sports fans of all ages will take home memories to relish forever. Availability: Tours run seven days a week depending on fixtures and stadium operations (excluding event days). Weather: Duration: The tour lasts around 75 minutes. They start at 10am and the last one is at 3pm. Numbers On Day: Expect to share the tour with up to 40 other Wembley fans. Spectators: Dress Code: Dress code is casual. The tour includes steps and some sections are outdoors, so wear comfy shoes and bring a brolly if it's a wet day (and a camera of course). Guidelines: Restrictions: There is no age restriction but anybody under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Other Info:
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