The Museum was designed by one of Britain's greatest architects, Sir John Soane (1753-1837) and was his home as well as his private Museum. Listed Grade I, it is a building of outstanding originality with its picturesque vistas and inventive handling of light and space. Soane’s collections – architectural fragments, Graeco-Roman marbles, casts, paintings, sculpture and furniture – are integrated with the architecture of the building, and are still arranged today as they were at the time of his death. Behind its unusual projecting facade lies London’s most unexpected interior, every aspect of which reflects its creator’s architectural ingenuity, imagination and love of beauty.
Situated on the north side of leafy Lincoln’s Inn Fields, one of the first London Squares built, the Museum is centrally located in the heart of London and convenient to both the City and the West End. This iconic and prestigious Museum is especially suitable for high-end corporate dinners and drinks receptions, and for intimate private celebrations.
Soane’s commissions include the Bank of England, where Soane was architect for over 40 years and to which he referred as ‘the pride and boast of my life’; Dulwich Picture Gallery; Pitshanger Manor; Royal Hospital Chelsea; interiors at 10 & 11 Downing Street and others totaling more than 300.