Imperial War Museums (IWM) is a British national museum organisation with branches at five locations in England, three of which are in London. Founded as the Imperial War Museum in 1917, the museum was intended to record the civil and military war effort and sacrifice of Britain and its Empire during the First World War. The museum's remit has since expanded to include all conflicts in which British or Commonwealth forces have been involved since 1914.
The Odeon West End in Leicester Square is set to disappear. Westminster Council will decide next week whether or not to allow the art deco cinema & other buildings to be replaced by a ten-storey block housing a Radisson Edwardian hotel, spa and a two-screen cinema. English Heritage says the project ‘strikes at the heart of the heritage significance of the conservation area’, while the Cinema Theatre Association said the cinema was of ‘significant architectural merit’.