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SIR JOHN SOANE'S MUSEUM - Quick Info on Visiting the Museum and Surrounding Area:


Museum Address:
  13 Lincoln's Inn Fields - located on the North side of the square.


Museum Entry:  Free

Museum Hours:
Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Lecture Tour each Saturday at 11:00 a.m. (tickets are 5 pounds per person and available from 10:30 a.m. on a first-come basis) - First Tuesday evening each month from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. when some rooms are lit by candles.  Please note, groups (6 or more individuals) must book in advance; max 25 persons.

Tube Stop:  Holborn, on the Central Line and Piccadilly Line.  As you exit the station onto Kingsway, take a left heading down Kingsway (South) just a block and then left on Remnant Street which leads you to the square (rectangle really…) of Lincoln's Inn Fields.  Stay on the North side of the square you are already on, and part way down the block you'll find the Museum at No. 13.

Green Spaces:  the park within the square of Lincoln's Inn Fields and a separate, smaller park behind the brick wall at the Eastern end of the square at Lincoln's Inn (open to the public between 12.00 and 2.00pm) with its historic New Square, gothic hall and idyllic gardens.

Food: along Kingsway - everything from EAT., Cafe Nero and Starbucks to bistros like All Bar One (corner of Remnant and Kingsway) and restaurants such as Coopers (49 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Tel 020 7831 6211), plus other options on High Holborn .Other things TO DO at Lincoln's Inn Fields: Lincoln's Inn, The Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons

Within Easy Walking Distance: The British Museum, Covent Garden area  Silver vaults in Chancery Lane The Foundling MuseumDr Johnsons House, Courtauld Gallery and Hermitage Rooms at Somerset House 

 


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Left out of the station, head south down Kingsway just a short way...
... then left onto Remnant Street and straight along the northern side of the park to No. 13.
On your way to or from the Museum, a stop at ALL BAR ONE for a coffee, drink or lunch can be most pleasant. ALL BAR ONE is just at the turn off of Kingsway on Remnant Street as you are heading to the museum. Also in the area are many other options like Starbucks, EAT. and more.
View down Remnant Street toward Lincoln's Inn Fields.
The Museum - No. 12, No. 13, No. 14

LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS:  The largest square in London Town (twelve acres) was laid out by Inigo Jones in the seventeenth century. The towering plane trees shading the square well suit this green bonanza. For long it was a popular resort of duellists but today it is more noted for the minor speaker's corner (N.E.) to which aspiring advocates are sometimes known to acquire the common touch. Long before, as the name of Great Turnstile shows, the pathway through the Fields was a short-cut to the Strand from Holborn. In the years of Inigo Jones the square was the most fashionable in London.

The Royal College of Surgeons, located on the southern side of the square, contains the museum of anatomy, and was designed by Sir Charles Barry in 1835.

Heading just down Serle Street from the Fields (south), and left on Carey Street, lies the 'Old' Curiosity Shop; a legacy of Charles Dickens' novel, so it is said.

(text from the Lincoln's Inn web site)


Lunchtime in the square.
Western entry gate to Lincoln's Inn
Inside Lincoln's Inn - lawn outside of the New Hall (housing the Treasury Office) and Library.

LINCOLN'S INN

The Inn is old, in fact it is the oldest of the four Inns of court. It's formal records, contained in the "Black Books", go back continuously to 1422. Located in central London, the Inn occupies most of the rectangle formed by High Holborn on the north, Carey Street and the Royal Courts of Justice on the south, Chancery Lane on the east and Lincoln's Inn Fields on the west.

(text from the Lincoln's Inn web site)

For more information > www.online-LAW.co.uk/bar/lincolns/


The North Gardens at Lincoln's Inn.
Sundial clock on the Stone Buildings of Lincoln's Inn.
Southern passage from Carey Street to New Square of Lincoln's Inn.
The UK is famous for the red telephone boxes, which are officially designated as the K2 design. The top of these directly takes its inspiration from Soane's work.
And just around the corner from the Museum, is the luxury Renaissance Chancery Court Hotel - at 252 High Holborn. You can see the clock from the rear windows of the Museum.

CLICK here for further details on the hotel.