Society of Antiquaries of London

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Society of Antiquaries of London

Society of Antiquaries of London
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Neighborhood: Mayfair
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 if you're on a tight budget, this exceptionally well connected swath of Central London is worth exploring, if only for the chance to take a peak at the goings on of upper crust English society.
How to get there
  • Green Park • 4 min walk
  • Piccadilly Circus • 5 min walk

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T R E K
London, UK304 contributions
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Sep 2019
Another brilliant extension of the wing at the Royal Acadamy Of Arts, whent for a house tour while i was here and a few lectures a very cosy building to be in.

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Written September 22, 2019
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Nicholas H
London, UK20,576 contributions
Hidden gem with an amazing lecture theatre and library
Jan 2018 • Friends
This building is hidden away on one side of the Burlington House courtyard, much better known as the main access to the Royal Academy. The upstairs library houses the most comprehensive collection of archaeological research material in the UK. The Society originated from a meeting in 1707 between three antiquarian friends in a nearby tavern. It was formally constituted in 1718 with 23 founding members. The main ground floor room is a great location for lectures, although the sound system needs some upgrading. This building and its interior have all the grandeur and sense of history that you would expect. It's a pleasure to come here for lectures.
Written January 14, 2018
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Ursosarctos
United Kingdom679 contributions
Oasis of calm erudition
Aug 2017 • Couples
This small centre of learning has occasional special exhibitions, well curated and beautifully displayed. If one such ison when you are in London, you have a treat in store. The Summer 2017 exhibition "Blood Royal" of royal portraits and associated documents and (a few) artefacts, is one such.
Written August 19, 2017
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496stephb
Charvil, UK63 contributions
An unknown gem
Jul 2015 • Family
I was meeting a friend for lunch at the Royal Exhibition and decided to go see the Magna Carta exhibition. This was my second visit - last year I saw the Portraits of Kings and Queens the SAL holds.

The film and exhibition were terrific - really worth a visit. The three copies of Magna Carta are on display with CLEAR explanations (NOT DUMBED DOWN) and a glossary of terms by each panel. The film explained the history of the Magna Carta and put the exhibition in context. There is a lot of information provided and the free booklet provided was also helpful.

I bought a couple of tote bags and tea towel - on special offer at the kiosk by the main entrance - for Christmas gifts.

The SAL offers free public lectures at lunchtime in September and October and I booked both of them.

I hope future exhibitions at The Society of Antiquaries are well supported, especially as it is right next door to the Royal Academy. Really helpful and pleasant staff and a very interesting visit. I will definitely visit the next exhibition and will make a point of looking at their website for more public lectures.
Written July 28, 2015
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Ralphus2704
Kent, UK36 contributions
Interesting Magna Carta Exhibition
Jul 2015 • Solo
Happened to hear about this exhibition whilst at The Royal Astronomical Society (next door) and found it fascinating. Three copies of the Magna Carta and a short film explain why people made copies, the 13th Century one was amazing "The Black Book of Peterborough"
You don't have to stay long, a quick 30 minutes is enough and brilliant that such rich history is on display for us all.
Written July 21, 2015
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mikeadlem
Dubai, United Arab Emirates29 contributions
Magna Carta Exhibition
Jul 2015 • Couples
A superb exhibition and well worth a visit. Three copies of Magna Carta on display and a great deal of information provided including a short video. You also get to see some of the magnificent paintings of medieval kings held by the Society.
Written July 19, 2015
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