The People's Choice

Food & Drink

The Great, The Good & The Notorious

History & Heritage

Culture & Entertainment

Inventions & Discoveries

Sport & Leisure

The People's Choice

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What is the Hall of Fame?

VisitEngland is creating the country’s ultimate Hall of Fame. From Harry Potter to James Bond, the mini skirt to the tuxedo, The Beatles to punk music and the Magna Carta to the World Wide Web, the Hall of Fame will celebrate what England has brought to the world and what makes the country such a diverse and fascinating place to visit and explore.


Hundreds of claims, submitted by the public, have been whittled down to 60 (10 per category) and now we need you to vote for your favourite - The People’s Choice.

There are 60 claims over six categories and you have one vote, so make it count!

The Categories

Hall of Fame entries can be uploaded under the following categories:

  • Food & Drink - From inventing afternoon tea to being the home of Cadbury, this category celebrates all the yummy things England has brought to the world
  • The Great, The Good & The Notorious - From Robin Hood to Jack the Ripper, this category goes in search of England’s famous AND infamous faces
  • History & Heritage - From housing the four original copies of the Magna Carta to building the world’s largest royal home, the list of entries for this category is endless
  • Culture & Entertainment - Banksy, The Beatles and Charles Dickens are all world-renowned, but who and what else deserves a nomination for contributing to England's arts, music and literature scene?
  • Inventions & Discoveries - From DNA to the graphite pencil, this category searches for inventions and discoveries that have impacted the world
  • Sport & Leisure - From the world’s oldest football club to the birthplace of rugby, this category celebrates what England has brought to the sporting world


The People’s Choice will go on display, alongside 18 of the best claims to fame (a bronze, silver and gold per category, chosen by an expert panel) on London’s Southbank. Launching on St George’s Day (23rd April) and running until 30th April, VisitEngland’s Hall of Fame exhibition on the Southbank’s Observation Point will celebrate what England has brought to the world and what makes the country such a diverse and fascinating place to visit and explore.

What could you win?

Cast your vote for England’s ultimate claim to fame for a chance to win a prize.

What are you waiting for? Get voting!


  1. Vote. Vote in VisitEngland’s (the ‘Promoter’) ‘England’s Hall of Fame’ competition (the ‘Competition’) by voting for your favourite claim to fame through the Promoter’s Facebook Fan page and microsite at: and from 1st April 2014. Closing date for receipt of entries is 23:59 GMT on 13th April.
  2. Eligibility: No purchase necessary to enter or win. Entrants must be 18 or over at 1st April 2014 and a legal resident of the United Kingdom. Employees of the Promoter and its agency Mycleveragency, their immediate families and persons associated with the Competition are ineligible to enter.
  3. Voting Rules: MAXIMUM ONE (1) VOTE PER PERSON. Any voter submitting more than one vote will automatically be disqualified. Voters must be at least 18 years of age and a legal resident of the United Kingdom. Fraudulent, robotic, automatic, mechanical, programmed or similar multiple voting methods will be disqualified. The Promoter’s decision to disqualify is final.
  4. Prizes: There will be six prizes (one for each Competition category). The Promoter reserves the right to amend the specification of the prizes or offer an alternative prize(s) of equal or greater value. Prizes are subject to availability. No cash alternatives will be offered. Prizes are non-transferable. Winners will be notified by the Promoter or its agency within seven (7) days of the closing date and must claim their prize within 14 days of notification failing which the prize will be withdrawn.
  5. Publicity: All entries become the property of the Promoter. By entering the Competition winners consent to the use of their name, city of residence and photographic likeness for publicity purposes in all media carried out by the Promoter without payment or compensation.
  6. Disclaimer: Entry to the Competition is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions. The Promoter (including its officers, employees and agents) is not responsible for and shall not be liable for: (a) illegible, incomplete, damaged, misdirected, stolen, late, or lost entries; (b) errors or delays in entering; (c) any condition caused by events beyond the control of the Promoter which may cause the Competition to be disrupted or corrupted; and (d) any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by the Prizes or resulting from acceptance or use of the Prizes, or from participation in the Competition. No responsibility is accepted by the Promoter for any network, computer/phone hardware or software failure of any kind, virus, or any malfunction of the Competition website or any data transmissions preventing or limiting participation in the Competition. Each entrant and voter is responsible for taking appropriate measures to protect his/her data and/or software stored on his/her computer, mobile device and/or telephone equipment. Any entrant or voter attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with the Competition, including but not limited to using automated processes for entry, will be ineligible. If for any reason the Competition is not capable of running as originally planned, the Promoter at its sole discretion reserves the right to modify or cancel the Competition. Nothing in these terms and conditions limits or excludes the Promoter's liability for (i) any personal injury or death resulting directly from the Promoter's negligence and/or (ii) the Promoter's fraud.
  7. Facebook: The Promoter is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. By accepting these terms and conditions each entrant and voter fully releases Facebook from any liability arising from or connected to the Competition. All data collected during the Competition is the property of the Promoter, not Facebook.
  8. Governing Law: The Competition and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it is subject to English Law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts in London.