If you’re looking for something a little different to do in London one early evening, I would highly recommend booking to go to the Sir John Soane museum and seeing it by candlelight.
It is positively magical.
The Museum is at its most awe-inspiring after dark, its vast, eclectic collections are lit up spectacularly by spotlights. There is an evening coming up in March where you get to wander around the museum and hear from expert guides all about the stories behind the Soane Museum – there is even a glass of wine thrown in during your visit to the South Drawing Room! All for £20.00!!
The whole Museum is yours to explore and it really gives you time to soak up the atmosphere. They also encourage photography at these events which is great.
I went last year and was fascinated by the whole experience. It is truly a treasure trove and the story of Seti I who was a pharaoh of the New Kingdom Nineteenth Dynasty of Egypt, the son of Ramesses I and Sitre, and the father of Ramesses II Sarcophagus, that was brought over to the UK by strongman Belzoni is extraordinary.
My photos don’t do it justice, so go and see for yourself:-
Drinks in the South Drawing Room:-
Wandering around the incredible rooms, so much to see:-
The Sarcophagus story:-
The Sarcophagus from above:-
Exquisite – but really we should be giving it back to Egypt I would have thought….