In this Grade I listed building lies London’s most unexpected interior. The Museum was designed by Sir John Soane (1753-1837) and was his home as well as his private Museum. A building of outstanding originality with its picturesque vistas and inventive handling of light and space. Soane’s collections are combined with the architecture of the building, and are still arranged today as they were at the time of his death in 1837. Pre-dinner drinks are served in the double Drawing Room, restored to its original 'patent Yellow' colour. An optional pre-dinner guided tour of the ground floor rooms can be given. Dinner is served in the 19th century candlelit setting of the Library Dining Room. Drinks receptions take place in the Library Dining Room. Guests may wander through the ground floor rooms of the Museum and visit the famous Picture Room, the Dome area and the Soane Gallery with its current exhibition.