Sir John Soane's Museum
96 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
This amazing 19th century townhouse was the home of architect John Soane and has been left untouched since his death nearly 180 years ago. It is a remarkable treasure trove, full to bursting with unique objects. I just love his stunning architectural drawings. And don’t miss the room full of marble artifacts. Go at night. The museum is open 6-9 pm the first Tuesday of every month, when it’s illuminated only by candlelight. It is magical.
Tips from locals
A slightly quirky museum of art, antiques and antiquities. Definitely worth a visit as it is an incredibly unique museum.
Fascinating as the first public museum in London (slightly predates the British Museum), housed in 2 town houses in Lincoln's Inn Fields, unchanged for 180 years. Large collection of Hogarth, including The Rake's Progress, but principally known for the collection of plaster models which Soane…
Incredible magical place. Free entry. Make sure you stay in the Hogarth Room long enough to see the secret walls and hidden pictures.