The spirit of Britain will light up P&O Cruises’ new ship Britannia

Boris, Terminal 5 and Doctor Who... among the icons of modern Britain

Boris, Terminal 5 and Doctor Who… among the icons of modern Britain

National treasures... Indian cuisine, the Angel of the North and Banksy

National treasures… Indian cuisine, the Angel of the North and Banksy

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Doctor Who, Andy Murray, Strictly Come Dancing and the Angel of the North – all British icons that will be featured in artwork on P&O Cruises’ new ship Britannia next year.

Other national treasures, such as queuing, the London Eye and Bradley Wiggins, are included in the paintings by Johnny Bull (see full list at bottom of story).

The two pieces of art will hang together on Britannia when it is launched in March.

Thousands of suggestions from the public on Twitter and Facebook were whittled down for the final selection.

‘The theme – the spirit of modern Britain – provided us with some fascinating suggestions,’ said Bull. ‘I had great fun coming up with an eclectic mix of images that truly sums up how the public feels about Britain in the 21st century.’

The ship will also feature a range of 70 bottled beers, ales and ciders from 56 British counties, it was announced today. Brews will include Orchard Pig Reveller, Knight of the Garter, Rutland Panther and Speyside Oak Aged Blonde.

P&O Cruises marketing director Christopher Edginton said: ‘This new beer menu celebrates the growing popularity of traditionally made British beers and ciders.’

The Great British Beer Menu will be available in Brodie’s, a classic pub named after one of P&O’s founders, Brodie McGhie Wilcox.

Here’s a complete list of who and what are in the artworks:

Coffee – high street coffee revolution; Come Dine with Me; Boris bikes; Terminal 5, Heathrow; smart phones; Andy Murray winning Wimbledon; Doctor Who; The 2012 Olympics; The Shard; Sir Tim Berners Lee; social media; The Sage, Gateshead; Routemaster buses; queuing; Sting; the Queen; Marco Pierre White; David and Victoria Beckham; Simon Cowell; Banksy; the Red Arrows; Top Gear; Strictly Come Dancing; Indian food/curries; Glastonbury/Michael Eavis; gastropubs; Tour de France (British leg); the Angel of the North; Richard Branson; Daniel Craig; Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George; JK Rowling; Dame Helen Mirren; Adele; Noel Gallagher; Monty Panesar; Darcey Bussell; Mary Berry; Paul Hollywood; James Dyson; Dame Ellen MacArthur; Nicola Adams

Here is a video of artist Johnny Bull talking about the artwork:

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