historical house, museum
Sir John Soane, 1812
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2A 3BP
The extraordinary home of architect Sir John Soane (1753-1837). https://www.soane.org/whats-on
Holborn, Chancery Lane, Temple
Charing Cross, Farringdon, Blackfriars
1, 59, 68, 91, 168, 188, 243, 8
By bike Stop at Sardinia Street and Portugal Street docking stations for Santander Cycles, or park your own bike in Lincoln’s Inn Fields. By car We are in the congestion charge zone, with a small number of pay-and-display parking in Lincoln’s Inn Fields and a few green-badge bays.
Free to visit, Sir John Soane’s Museum is the extraordinary house and museum of the British architect Sir John Soane (1753-1837). Sir John Soane was one of the foremost architects of the Regency era, a Professor of Architecture at the Royal Academy, and a dedicated collector of paintings, sculpture, architectural fragments and models, books, drawings and furniture.
Bought by architect Sir John Soane in 1823 when he was seventy years old, the building allowed him to extend the space of his museum next door at No.13, to house his increasingly large collection of antiquities, architectural fragments, drawings, books and paintings. On Sunday 17th September visitors will be able to see the Library and Adam Study Centre at No.14 and view architectural drawings and models from Soane’s collection not normally accessible to the public.
A large multi-purpose building occupying a pivotal position at the southern corner of Lincoln’s Inn Fields. The building provides state of the art, flexible teaching spaces on the lower levels and faculty accommodation on the upper levels.
Grafton Architects, 2021
library, garden, education, legal, institution/profession, mixed use
Lincoln’s Inn has been an association of barristers for over 600 years. An 11-acre site combining gardens with mediaeval, Victorian, Georgian, and modern buildings, including banqueting halls, a law library, a chapel, and teaching space.
concert/performance space, community/cultural
The home of Conway Hall Ethical Society, an organisation renowned as a hub for free speech and progressive thought. Grade II listed building with both Arts and Crafts and Art Deco features adding to its distinctive style.
Frederick Herbert Mansford, 1929
institution/profession, library, museum
The current building, the third on the site, was built between 1927-1933 in the Art Deco style, as a memorial to the 3,225 Freemasons who died in World War I. It is a Grade II* listed building, both internally and externally.
Henry Victor Ashley and F. Winton Newman, 1927
Drop in / Talk
community/cultural, library, museum, art in the public realm, concert/performance space, education
Grade II-listed Georgian domestic building c.1760, formerly part of Bedford Estate. Interior refurbished 1924-5 to form lecture hall (restored 2014), library, bookshop and offices. Oak woodwork and green Doulton tiles line the staircase.
Drop in / Workshop
community/cultural, historical house, concert/performance space, event
The independent cultural centre Pushkin House will contribute to this year's Open House Festival through a programme of events and community initiatives at its Grade-II listed building in Bloomsbury Square.
Henry Flitcroft, 1744
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