13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields
© Image courtesy of Sir John Soane’s Museum
They might be a fool who miss Sir John Soane’s Museum in their London trip. Though small in size, the museum is one of the most fascinating and most atmospheric must visited places in London. The museum has been developed in the striking and bewitching home of the famous architect Sir John Soane who was the true emblem of curiosities and personal effects and hence you will find his eccentric and exquisite taste in the museum.
After the founder’s death, the museum has been kept alike with great care and the large building is now listed as the heritage house that itself is the center of attraction of the museum. Not even the kids, even the grownups also feel amused and delighted to find the canopy dome bringing light just down to the crypt, a picture gallery with paintings stowed behind on the folding wooden panes and a colonnade filled up with statuary.
Here the choicest artworks of Soane have been displayed that include architectural drawings by Robert Adam and Christopher Wren, Riva degli Schiavoni, looking West, by Canaletto, William Hogarth’s set of late 8th century satirical cartoons and the original Rake’s Progress and many more.