Unique Venues of London seeks 2,390 candles

Unique Venues of London (UVL) has announced it would require a massive 2,390 candles on its birthday cake in 2010.

The figure comes after the organisation calculated the collective ages of members with significant anniversaries taking place this year.

Founded in 1993, UVL consists of some of the most iconic event spaces in the capital, and is now renowned for 69 modern and historic venues spanning a millennium.

With such diverse venues the group will celebrate a variety of anniversaries large and small. In keeping with this timeline theme the venues are, in chronological order…

In the modern corner: Tate Modern, The Merlin Entertainments London Eye, London Wetland Centre and the Great Court at the British Museum each celebrate a tenth anniversary this year, whilst LSO St Lukes celebrates its 20th and London Transport Museum its 30th anniversary.

In the historic corner: The Wallace Collection commemorates 110 years, Wellington Arch 180, Benjamin Franklin House 280 and St Paul’s Cathedral will mark 300 years in the Autumn. Those UVL venues with the largest anniversaries in 2010 also include Westminster Abbey at 450, Syon Park at 460 and the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn 520.

Lisa Hatswell, Chairman of UVL and Sales and Corporate Events Manager at The Merlin Entertainments London Eye, comments: “2010 has so far been a year of firsts for UVL, with the newly designed brochure launch, our first ever FAM trips and the highest number of unique users to our website. It therefore seems appropriate to celebrate all the venue’s significant occasions collectively, which also underlines our inspiring venues of all ages, size and style”.

UVL is also set to celebrate its own 18th birthday in February 2011; watch this space for the festivities!

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