Candlelight tour of Sir John Soane’s Museum

Sir John Soane’s Museum, 13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, Holborn, London 51.51697 -0.117877
Dates & Time:
First Tuesday of each month
6 PM to 9 PM (average visit lasts 1 hour)
Tickets & Cost:
Free, but queue up early, as tickets are issued to the first 200 people in the queue at 5.30 PM
You need to be there before 5 PM to have any chance of getting a ticket
After that tickets will only be given on a one-in-one-out basis
There is a maximum of one ticket per person
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The contact number for Sir John Soane’s Museum is +44 (0) 207 405 2107
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Read The London Craig blog> Craig’s review of Sir John Soane’s Museum  I’ve been here before. Check out my London blog for a review, with photos

Sir John Soane's Museum is one of the most interesting houses in the whole of London.

It is crammed from top to bottom with artifacts and oddities from all over the world -- literally. Every single space is filled with something he's collected, whether it be an ancient pot or piece of jewellery, a statue, a plate, a painting... Sir John seems to have been the biggest hoarder of ancient artifacts in history!

There are even masterpieces by Canaletto, Turner and Hogarth on the walls, plus a genuine Egyptian sarcophagus of Pharaoh Seti I.

The Georgian townhouse is still in exactly the same arrangement as when he died, and once a month you get the opportunity to see it bathed in candlelight -- for free!

Craig has visited the house himself (during the daytime) and written a little review, so you can get a feeling for what it's like inside.

You should be aware that the tour is extremely popular and cannot be booked in advance. Long queues form well before the start, and you need to make sure you get there in plenty of time (probably by 5 PM). Only the first 200 people in the queue will be issued a ticket (at 5.30 PM). You can't eserve a place in the line for late-comers either, and you can't grab more than one ticket per person. After that tickets are only given out on a one-in-one-out basis

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