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London Mid Town Treasure Trove

Eccentric Collection, Diamonds and Tea

London 1 day 6 stops 4.0 hours All Season 767

ABOUT THIS TRAIL

This route is in the heart of Mid-Town London. Starting with the apartments of an eccentric collector like no other, Sir John Soane acquired over 3000 objects from the famous William Hogarth’s 'A Rake’s Progress' to King Seti's sarcophagus. Now opened to the public, this is a most incredible collection in the middle of Lincoln's Inn Fields, the lawyers' district since Tudor time. Next, head for a spot of lunch at a British Brasserie with its red banquettes, chandeliers and the largest collection of gin in London, over 14,000 possible gin. Food is modern British. Calum Franklin is an upcoming head chef. Soon to be known internationally, you'll be able to say, "I ate there." Fancy window shopping? Hatton Garden with its famous jewellery shops is a just stroll away, diamond ring anyone? It is a no frill area which has kept its authenticity. Next, turn left for Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese pub a gorgeous old pub from the 1660s. This pub has lots of lovely cosy nooks and crannies to hide away in. Not very long ago there was still sawdust on the floor to soak up beer spill. Or, turn right for the Twinning Tea Shop and Museum. Where would England be without eccentricity and tea? a small interesting shop. If you could miss out on that diamond ring get a souvenir here instead. If you still have a little energy, take a stroll in the Royal Courts of Justice, from the lawyers' quarters to the court of Justice, you'll have gone full circle.

       A little-visited area, midtown London, full of history and perfect to understand the makings of England




# IN URBAN LIFE

POINTS

John Soane Museum

Holborn Dining Room

Hatton Garden district

an old fashion pub

A nice cup of tea

Gothic buildings

Solange berchemin





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