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Sir John Soane's Museum, London

4.5
#23 of 252 in Museums in London
Art Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Located inside the house of architect John Soane, Sir John Soane's Museum is an intimate showroom for antiquities, drawings, and paintings. The top-lit Dome Area, Colonnade, and Museum Corridor at the rear of the museum are big draws for visitors and give an example of the Soane style of lighting used in other famous buildings in the city. The museum admits only 80 people at a time, so there is often a line of people waiting outside. Arrive early to claim your spot in line and avoid a long wait. By using our London visit planner, you can arrange your visit to Sir John Soane's Museum and other attractions in London.
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  • Unplanned visit when we happened to walk past it, so had no expectations. It is small enough to enjoy in 30 mins or to study carefully in a couple of hours. A random feeling collection of paintings...  more »
  • This tour was recommended by a Londoner friend as a unique experience. Mr John Soane was a talented architect who also collected Roman, Greek and various antiquities that he designed his hone to...  more »
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  • Amazing place, really interesting and the people who work there are very friendly. There is not much space on the corridors and you have to keep your eyes very open because there is stuff literally everywhere. I have been a few times and I always find something new. Avoid weekends, to many people and as I said not much space.
  • Wow! I'm always blown away by this place. Every corner turns up some completely unforgettable piece of art. Been here more than half a dozen times, over more than half a dozen years. Seems like there's ALWAYS something new! Amazing, just amazing.... If you only have a short time in London, forget the British Museum, forget the V&A--just stop in the SJS Museum, and fly home knowing you've seen the best!

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