ICONS of England - the 100 ICONS as voted by the public

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You have landed on this page because you were searching for the ICONS project - or one of the iconic objects the project featured such as the Spitfire or the Red Telephone Box. 

The ICONS project invited the public to nominate and vote for the icons we cherish about England in the 21st century - like The Mini and Monty Python - even things like the Full English Breakfast, Queueing and James Bond.

The project finished in 2011 and is no longer published online. But before you click away here is the final list of 100 as voted by the public:

Coronation Street
Cup of Tea
Damien Hirst's Shark
Doctor Who
Domesday Book
Eden Project
English eccentricity
English Garden
English Sense of Humour
The FA Cup
Fish and chips
Fox-hunting and the Ban
Full English Breakfast
Glastonbury Festival
Globe Theatre
Hadrian's Wall
The Hay Wain
Henry Moore's Sculptures
HMS Victory
Holbein's Henry VIII
Iron Bridge
James Bond
King James Bible
Lake District
Land Rover
Lindisfarne Gospels
The Lord of the Rings
LS Lowry's Figures
Magna Carta
The Mini
The Miniskirt
Monty Python
Morris Dancing
Mrs Beeton's Book Of Household Management
Narrowboats on Canals
Notting Hill Carnival
The Novels of Charles Dickens
The Oak Tree
Ordnance Survey Maps
The Origin Of Species
The Oxford English Dictionary
The Parish Church
The Peak District
The Phone Box
The Pint
Pride And Prejudice
The Pub
Punch and Judy
Queen's Head Stamp
Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding
The Robin
Robin Hood
The Rose
The Routemaster Bus
The Scouts
The Seaside Pier
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Sherlock Holmes
The Spitfire
SS Empire Windrush
St George's Flag
Stiff Upper Lip
Sutton Hoo Helmet
The Thames
The Works of Beatrix Potter
The Tower of London
The Tube Map
The V-sign
The Weather
Westminster Abbey
White Cliffs of Dover
York Minster

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ICONS was the first project by ICONS Online, a not-for-profit organisation whose aim was to develop projects that provide stimulating interactive ways of exploring different cultural landscapes.

The website, which is no longer published online, was designed to piece together a portrait of the country in one very special online collection.

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Thank you very much indeed for this interesting and comprehensive list of English icons. I was actually born and grew up in England and I participated in the ICONS project when it took place a few years ago. I very much enjoyed doing so. I think a project of this kind was a very important benefit because it brought so much detailed history and heritage fully into the public eye. I would like to thank everyone who organized it, and I look forward to seeing the contents of your new website.
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