Sir John Soane's Museum is one of the most intriguing houses in the whole of London, crammed top to bottom with artifacts and oddities from all over the world. Sir John was an avid collector of antiques, statuary and works of art, including masterpieces by Canaletto, Turner and Hogarth. There's even an alabaster sarcophagus of the Egyptian Pharaoh Seti I.
The Georgian townhouse has been left in much the same way as he arranged it, and once a month you get the opportunity to see it by candlelight -- for free!
Please note that the tour is extremely popular and cannot be booked in advance. Long queues will form well before the start at 6 PM -- so make sure you get there in plenty of time (about 5 PM).
The Sir John Soane’s Museum contains a hotchpotch of art and antiquities from all around the world: books, paintings, sculptures and ceramics, alongside skeletons and an ancient Egyptian sarcophagi.
Drummerboy – “[.] The first room you go in is the dining room with a big painting of the main man on the wall. It's got a few bookcases and other bits and pieces dotted around, but it's the stuff you see later on that you want to visit. The… more”
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