An application for a UK patent must be made at the UK Intellectual Property Office.
It also means that if you want a patent, you MUST NOT tell anyone about your invention, except in confidence, until your application is filed with the UK Intellectual Property Office. This means that the invention must not simply be an obvious development of something that is already known.
This includes works of art, scientific theories, mathematical methods and the presentation of information. An application for a UK patent can be made directly by you, or you can authorise a patent agent to act on your behalf.