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Banksy!!!

Saw the new Banksy. Staff did a wonderful job moving the line along. What a treat. Never... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
Les E
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Palo Alto, California
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Auctions

They do not entertain you if the value of your offer is below 50,000 pounds. They attract bids from... read more

Reviewed September 26, 2018
ranjanapathak
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Orlando, Florida
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Located in London's Mayfair district, Sotheby's auctions offer an extraordinary diversity of objects and works of art. Exhibitions in the Sotheby's galleries change frequently, depending upon upcoming auctions. For the most up-to-date exhibition...more
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Saw the new Banksy. Staff did a wonderful job moving the line along. What a treat. Never realized the artwork was on display. Free too. Restaurant looked good.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Les E
Reviewed September 26, 2018

They do not entertain you if the value of your offer is below 50,000 pounds. They attract bids from all over the world. They put on auction valuable paintings, art effects, jewelry, diamonds, expensive brand watches. Known worldwide for their authentic dealings, we enjoyed visiting...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ranjanapathak
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

Besides the museums, this is another good way to view and enjoy art. For extra excitement, most of the pieces have price tags

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bcheong
Reviewed August 5, 2018

Retirement has given us the chance to see exhibitions in places like Sotheby's which often surpass many collections in Art Galleries/ Museums. I know it is a cliché, but "we know what we like" and visits to Sotheby's, Christies, Bonham's and the like have helped...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank brucestalker1
Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

The winter months are relatively quiet in the auction world, but Sotheby's is celebrating February as the month of love, given Valentine’s Day next week. This is the second year of the themed on-line auction 'Erotic, Passion & Desire' with works from the antique to...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Ian C
Reviewed December 23, 2017

What a great place, far more down to earth than you would perceive. The ability to engage with the curators who are both engaging and very knowledgeable and also to see and handle some fine pieces is a real joy. Food was excellent, as was...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank chubchubbanana
Reviewed September 16, 2017

The small discreet entrance on New Bond Street hides the size of Sotheby's with its many gallery spaces over two floors connecting through to adjacent streets. This enables it to hold several different previews of its auctions at once, in a variety of different ways....More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Ian C
Reviewed July 25, 2017

Wonderful to be able to walk in and look at amazing items that are coming up for sale. The restaurant is excellent. We had a superb afternoon tea but they also have breakfast, lunch and tea menus.

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank WillStaffordshire
Reviewed July 3, 2017

My mate Wina is/was(?) a HUGE fan of David Bowie, so this show was a once in a lifetime event and we certainly weren't going to be missing it... we jumped in a cab after a lovely lunch at Pizza Express near the British Museum,...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Diane W
Reviewed July 1, 2017 via mobile

The cafe here is all old world elegance with large mirrors, starchy tablecloths and imperious waiters. It's almost a destination in itself apart from the auction showrooms on two floors. It's currently open as part of London Art Week and so is exhibiting paintings from...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Set beside some of London's best parks and home to
world-class galleries, luxurious hotels, and famed
thoroughfares, the ultra upscale Mayfair is one of
London's most exclusive haunts. Here the shopping is
haute, the dining is exquisite, and the nightlife is
vibrant. A casual stroll through the area’s chic
streets will reveal that Michelin stars and
chauffeured cars are practically the norm here. Even
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