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    SIR JOHN SOANE'S MUSEUM

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    Sir John Soane's Museum

    13 Lincoln's Inn Fields (Holborn)

    London

    (44) 020-7405-2107 | www.soane.org

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    • ATTRACTION

      Period Museum
    • HOURS/TIMES

      Tue.-Sat.: free; Sat. Museum Tour (11:00am): GBP 5
    • POPULAR TIMES

      Candlelit viewings; Saturday
    • RESERVE IN ADVANCE

      No
    • WAIT TIME WITHOUT RESERVATION

      Up to 1 hour
    • HIGHLIGHTS

      Monk's parlor; Picture room
    • ALLOW

      1-1.5 hours
    • TUBE

      Holborn
    Sir John Soane's Museum

    VIBE

    Eclectic museum in the home of Sir John Soane, architect of the Bank of England. The eccentric gentleman created a home that has special touches, such as the hinged portraits and basement Monk’s parlor (where, with a sense of irony, he would invite guests for a drink with this imaginary friend of his). On a more serious note, guests can see a range of architectural plans for London, including many that never came to fruition.

    GO HERE WITH

    Friends; family

    WHY WE LIKE IT

    Little kooky touches everywhere, like the dog tombstone and Monk’s parlor.

    WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE

    Entrance. Everyone has to check his or her bags (including handbags) in the small foyer.

    GOOD TO KNOW

    Last intake is at 4:30pm. There is a special candlelit opening on the first Tues. evening of each month, 6:00-9:00pm, with a last entry at 8:30pm. Don’t bring anything you wouldn’t feel comfortable checking at the door.

    CLOSEST COMPS

    Dennis Severs' House (London); Geffrye Museum (London)


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