An International London

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Interwar London functioned simultaneously as a series of local boroughs, as the national capital, and as the coordinating centre of the British Empire. Its public and private infrastructure also allowed it to function as an international city. The sites indicated by dark blue markers were used for public-facing international events, from lectures and commemorative ceremonies featuring international figures, to glamorous social events and international conferences. The city could also call upon a private network of clubs and homes in which international guests could be accommodated and caroused, such as the locations indicated by light blue markers, to which the Maharaja of Bikaner was invited in 1930-31.

Invites to the Maharaja of Bikaner 

Imperial Institute 
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Methodist Central Hall 
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Locarno Suite 
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Kingsley Hall 
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An International London