Age Of Antiquities: Sir John Soane Museum Highlights Tour and Michelin Star Lunch for Two

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Age Of Antiquities: Sir John Soane Museum Highlights Tour and Michelin Star Lunch for Two

Holborn and Farringdon, London

£112
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“an enticing new view of one of the world's most sumptuous architectural treats” The Independent

Why we love it

The man who built the Bank of England, Sir John Soane is arguably Britain’s most famous neo-classical architect. His former home houses a dazzling display of 40,000 paintings, antiquities and curiosities from around the globe which he collected over his lifetime. Discover the curious mind of this 19th-century eccentric with a historical tour of the museum followed by lunch at Michelin star restaurant, Club Gascon, where Gascony-inspired ingredients are brought together with a passion and creativity that Sir John Soane would've found an affinity with.

What's Included?

  • Enjoy a Highlights Tour of Sir John Soane's Museum, the unusual home of Britain’s eccentric neo-classical architect
  • Marvel at his collection of decorative ornaments drawn from many centuries, including the infamous 3,000-year-old sarcophagus of an Egyptian King
  • Savour an exquisite three-course lunch at Michelin-starred restaurant, Club Gascon
  • Expect dishes such as 'Roasted Pheasant, Popcorn, Guinness and Oyster Sauce'
  • Enjoy tea and coffee to finish

Description

Considered one of the most inventive European architects of his time, John Soane is most notably famous as the architect to the Bank of England and the Dulwich Picture Gallery. Born the son of a bricklayer, the English architect specialising in Neo-Classical began as a modest country house architect, later rising to the top of his profession. In 1806 he was appointed as the professor of architecture at the Royal Academy, receiving his knighthood in 1831.

Designed by the eccentric architect himself, his home in Lincoln’s Inn Fields houses an extraordinary personal collection of antiquities and architectural salvage. An avid art collector (boarding on hoarder), Sir John Soane extended his two neighbouring properties just to house his growing collection of priceless art. At his request, Soane’s house has been left untouched for nearly 180 years, a masterpiece of architecture and memorabilia.

During your Highlights Tour, an expert guide will divulge the greatest artifacts of Soane’s 40 000-strong collection of worldly curiosities. Marvel at painting masterpieces by Canaletto, J.M.W. Turner and William Hogarth’s A Rake’s Progress. The crown jewel of the whole collection, feast your eyes on the 3,000 year-old sarcophagus of the Egyptian King Seti I, kept hidden in the basement. In addition to such incredulous artefacts, the interior of the building is a marvel, with top-lit galleries, chimaeras of colours, unusual perspectives and gloomy subterranean vaults.

As creative and passionate about his own works of art on the plate is Paul Aussignac, owner of his original Michelin-starred restaurant, Club Gascon, where you'll dine for lunch. A London stalwart for over 20 years, South-west French cuisine has reached new heights in London at this fine-dining restaurant with exceptional quality and creativity is at the fore. Aussignac’s innovative dishes have earned him a Michelin star and Taste of London’s “Best in Taste” award three times. Where food and wine meet with perfect synergy, this lunch menu combines invention and tradition to produce the authentic flavours of Gascony. The ideal day out for that history buff in your family.

Description

Considered one of the most inventive European architects of his time, John Soane is most notably famous as the architect to the Bank of England and the Dulwich Picture Gallery. Born the son of a bricklayer, the English architect specialising in Neo-Classical began as a modest country house architect, later rising to the top of his profession. In 1806 he was appointed as the professor of architecture at the Royal Academy, receiving his knighthood in 1831.

Designed by the eccentric architect himself, his home in Lincoln’s Inn Fields houses an extraordinary personal collection of antiquities and architectural salvage. An avid art collector (boarding on hoarder), Sir John Soane extended his two neighbouring properties just to house his growing collection of priceless art. At his request, Soane’s house has been left untouched for nearly 180 years, a masterpiece of architecture and memorabilia.

During your Highlights Tour, an expert guide will divulge the greatest artifacts of Soane’s 40 000-strong collection of worldly curiosities. Marvel at painting masterpieces by Canaletto, J.M.W. Turner and William Hogarth’s A Rake’s Progress. The crown jewel of the whole collection, feast your eyes on the 3,000 year-old sarcophagus of the Egyptian King Seti I, kept hidden in the basement. In addition to such incredulous artefacts, the interior of the building is a marvel, with top-lit galleries, chimaeras of colours, unusual perspectives and gloomy subterranean vaults.

As creative and passionate about his own works of art on the plate is Paul Aussignac, owner of his original Michelin-starred restaurant, Club Gascon, where you'll dine for lunch. A London stalwart for over 20 years, South-west French cuisine has reached new heights in London at this fine-dining restaurant with exceptional quality and creativity is at the fore. Aussignac’s innovative dishes have earned him a Michelin star and Taste of London’s “Best in Taste” award three times. Where food and wine meet with perfect synergy, this lunch menu combines invention and tradition to produce the authentic flavours of Gascony. The ideal day out for that history buff in your family.

Plan Your Day

Suggested Itinerary:

  • Book in for the Highlights Tour at 12pm and then for the lunch at 1.45pm
  • Allow approximately a 15-20 minute walk between the two venues (or approximately the same time by tube/bus/taxi)

Sir John Soane Museum Opening times:

  • Wednesdays to Sundays, 10am to 5pm (last exntry at 4.30pm)
  • The Highlights Tour takes place on Thursdays at 12pm, Fridays at 12pm, and Saturdays and Sundays at 11am and 12pm

Club Gascon serves lunch:

  • Tuesday to Friday, 12pm to 2pm

Additional Information

This experience must be booked within 6 months of purchase, but you can choose to go any time within 1 year.

Service charge 13.5% is not included at Club Gascon; this is left to the guest’s discretion on the day.

The menu is subject to seasonal change and availability. Please state any dietary requirements at the time of booking. The restaurant can cater for vegetarians and pescetarians.

Please note that this experience is not available during December and on Valentine's Day.

No cancellations or amendments to bookings are possible once booking is confirmed.

This experience is priced for 2 people. Additional guests can be added by selecting "add an extra guest" above, up to a maximum group size of 6 people. Please contact Truly for information on pricing for groups larger than 6 people.

We recommend booking at least 2 weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

Plan Your Day

Suggested Itinerary:

  • Book in for the Highlights Tour at 12pm and then for the lunch at 1.45pm
  • Allow approximately a 15-20 minute walk between the two venues (or approximately the same time by tube/bus/taxi)

Sir John Soane Museum Opening times:

  • Wednesdays to Sundays, 10am to 5pm (last exntry at 4.30pm)
  • The Highlights Tour takes place on Thursdays at 12pm, Fridays at 12pm, and Saturdays and Sundays at 11am and 12pm

Club Gascon serves lunch:

  • Tuesday to Friday, 12pm to 2pm

Additional Information

This experience must be booked within 6 months of purchase, but you can choose to go any time within 1 year.

Service charge 13.5% is not included at Club Gascon; this is left to the guest’s discretion on the day.

The menu is subject to seasonal change and availability. Please state any dietary requirements at the time of booking. The restaurant can cater for vegetarians and pescetarians.

Please note that this experience is not available during December and on Valentine's Day.

No cancellations or amendments to bookings are possible once booking is confirmed.

This experience is priced for 2 people. Additional guests can be added by selecting "add an extra guest" above, up to a maximum group size of 6 people. Please contact Truly for information on pricing for groups larger than 6 people.

We recommend booking at least 2 weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

What's Included?

  • Enjoy a Highlights Tour of Sir John Soane's Museum, the unusual home of Britain’s eccentric neo-classical architect
  • Marvel at his collection of decorative ornaments drawn from many centuries, including the infamous 3,000-year-old sarcophagus of an Egyptian King
  • Savour an exquisite three-course lunch at Michelin-starred restaurant, Club Gascon
  • Expect dishes such as 'Roasted Pheasant, Popcorn, Guinness and Oyster Sauce'
  • Enjoy tea and coffee to finish

Why we love it

The man who built the Bank of England, Sir John Soane is arguably Britain’s most famous neo-classical architect. His former home houses a dazzling display of 40,000 paintings, antiquities and curiosities from around the globe which he collected over his lifetime. Discover the curious mind of this 19th-century eccentric with a historical tour of the museum followed by lunch at Michelin star restaurant, Club Gascon, where Gascony-inspired ingredients are brought together with a passion and creativity that Sir John Soane would've found an affinity with. Read full description

Description

Considered one of the most inventive European architects of his time, John Soane is most notably famous as the architect to the Bank of England and the Dulwich Picture Gallery. Born the son of a bricklayer, the English architect specialising in Neo-Classical began as a modest country house architect, later rising to the top of his profession. In 1806 he was appointed as the professor of architecture at the Royal Academy, receiving his knighthood in 1831.

Designed by the eccentric architect himself, his home in Lincoln’s Inn Fields houses an extraordinary personal collection of antiquities and architectural salvage. An avid art collector (boarding on hoarder), Sir John Soane extended his two neighbouring properties just to house his growing collection of priceless art. At his request, Soane’s house has been left untouched for nearly 180 years, a masterpiece of architecture and memorabilia.

During your Highlights Tour, an expert guide will divulge the greatest artifacts of Soane’s 40 000-strong collection of worldly curiosities. Marvel at painting masterpieces by Canaletto, J.M.W. Turner and William Hogarth’s A Rake’s Progress. The crown jewel of the whole collection, feast your eyes on the 3,000 year-old sarcophagus of the Egyptian King Seti I, kept hidden in the basement. In addition to such incredulous artefacts, the interior of the building is a marvel, with top-lit galleries, chimaeras of colours, unusual perspectives and gloomy subterranean vaults.

As creative and passionate about his own works of art on the plate is Paul Aussignac, owner of his original Michelin-starred restaurant, Club Gascon, where you'll dine for lunch. A London stalwart for over 20 years, South-west French cuisine has reached new heights in London at this fine-dining restaurant with exceptional quality and creativity is at the fore. Aussignac’s innovative dishes have earned him a Michelin star and Taste of London’s “Best in Taste” award three times. Where food and wine meet with perfect synergy, this lunch menu combines invention and tradition to produce the authentic flavours of Gascony. The ideal day out for that history buff in your family.

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Description

Considered one of the most inventive European architects of his time, John Soane is most notably famous as the architect to the Bank of England and the Dulwich Picture Gallery. Born the son of a bricklayer, the English architect specialising in Neo-Classical began as a modest country house architect, later rising to the top of his profession. In 1806 he was appointed as the professor of architecture at the Royal Academy, receiving his knighthood in 1831.

Designed by the eccentric architect himself, his home in Lincoln’s Inn Fields houses an extraordinary personal collection of antiquities and architectural salvage. An avid art collector (boarding on hoarder), Sir John Soane extended his two neighbouring properties just to house his growing collection of priceless art. At his request, Soane’s house has been left untouched for nearly 180 years, a masterpiece of architecture and memorabilia.

During your Highlights Tour, an expert guide will divulge the greatest artifacts of Soane’s 40 000-strong collection of worldly curiosities. Marvel at painting masterpieces by Canaletto, J.M.W. Turner and William Hogarth’s A Rake’s Progress. The crown jewel of the whole collection, feast your eyes on the 3,000 year-old sarcophagus of the Egyptian King Seti I, kept hidden in the basement. In addition to such incredulous artefacts, the interior of the building is a marvel, with top-lit galleries, chimaeras of colours, unusual perspectives and gloomy subterranean vaults.

As creative and passionate about his own works of art on the plate is Paul Aussignac, owner of his original Michelin-starred restaurant, Club Gascon, where you'll dine for lunch. A London stalwart for over 20 years, South-west French cuisine has reached new heights in London at this fine-dining restaurant with exceptional quality and creativity is at the fore. Aussignac’s innovative dishes have earned him a Michelin star and Taste of London’s “Best in Taste” award three times. Where food and wine meet with perfect synergy, this lunch menu combines invention and tradition to produce the authentic flavours of Gascony. The ideal day out for that history buff in your family.

Plan Your Day

Suggested Itinerary:

  • Book in for the Highlights Tour at 12pm and then for the lunch at 1.45pm
  • Allow approximately a 15-20 minute walk between the two venues (or approximately the same time by tube/bus/taxi)

Sir John Soane Museum Opening times:

  • Wednesdays to Sundays, 10am to 5pm (last exntry at 4.30pm)
  • The Highlights Tour takes place on Thursdays at 12pm, Fridays at 12pm, and Saturdays and Sundays at 11am and 12pm

Club Gascon serves lunch:

  • Tuesday to Friday, 12pm to 2pm

Additional Information

This experience must be booked within 6 months of purchase, but you can choose to go any time within 1 year.

Service charge 13.5% is not included at Club Gascon; this is left to the guest’s discretion on the day.

The menu is subject to seasonal change and availability. Please state any dietary requirements at the time of booking. The restaurant can cater for vegetarians and pescetarians.

Please note that this experience is not available during December and on Valentine's Day.

No cancellations or amendments to bookings are possible once booking is confirmed.

This experience is priced for 2 people. Additional guests can be added by selecting "add an extra guest" above, up to a maximum group size of 6 people. Please contact Truly for information on pricing for groups larger than 6 people.

We recommend booking at least 2 weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

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Age Of Antiquities: Sir John Soane Museum Highlights Tour and Michelin Star Lunch for Two

  • Add an extra guest (four more maximum) +
    £56