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Address: 34-35 New Bond Street, London W1S 2RT, England
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442072935000
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Located in London's Mayfair district, Sotheby's auctions offer an...

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 schedules, please refer to the Sotheby's website. Sotheby's Café, located in the New Bond Street auction house, serves breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. Sotheby's galleries are open to the public and free to visit.

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NOT at all Prententious

Visited on Tues 6.12.16 - we had booked prior to, for Afternoon Tea never been before, so was a 'little' uncertain as to what to expect?? Unfortunately, there was no auction but... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 December 2016
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newcastle, staffs, england
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Visited on Tues 6.12.16 - we had booked prior to, for Afternoon Tea never been before, so was a 'little' uncertain as to what to expect?? Unfortunately, there was no auction but pieces for todays & tomorrows auction were being exhibited. The atmosphere is very like any gallery, quiet and subdued but delightful. The staff seem to have adopted the... More 

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austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Is like visit a great Museum with Prices for free. paintings are described very well and staff is very friendly. also the area around is worth to visit (mayfair, regent street, bond street)

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Some great previews of private auctions. The Bowie/Collector sale viewings were justifiably busy - but not with the usual tourist traffic. Small cafe/restuarant serving lunches/tea. Not always as busy as this November. Popular with ladies of a certain age.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The diversity of Davids collection was mind blowing and so thoughtfully displayed. My son went the day before and said to me ‘you just havr to go it is fabulous. It was. Southeby’s staff were helpful and the gallery guide provided was first class. The eating facilities are also very good. We are looking forward to hearing how much money... More 

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Broadstairs UK
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

We automatically assume that a valuation from Sotheby's will be accurate and informed - but don't you believe it. I recently asked Sotheby's for a valuation of a rare "double red" Rolex watch. They told me it was worth about £5,000. I did not accept their valuation and went elsewhere. I eventually sold the watch to a dealer for £22,500.

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St Neots, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

20 of us had the most fabulous lunch, private fine dining experience. Food was fantastic & the service spot on. Definitely go back👏👏👏

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Centreville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

The world famous auction house, Sotheby's was established in 1744, and at its London location on New Bond Street you have the opportunity to views precious works of art and observe the auction process. With nine sales rooms and 90 locations around the world, Sotheby's has hundreds of auctions yearly selling fine art, wine, jewelry, vintage automobiles, antiquities, books, etc.... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We go there every month with my girl. There, you can see plenty of historical things of value feom all around the world, for free and from very close, which I particularly love compared to museums...

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We stopped in on the spur of the moment and found the staff welcoming. You can tour galleries for upcoming auctions, sadly no auction took place during our visit but we were invited to attend one the next day, if we'd been able to. We saw Andy Warhols and other great artworks that will be on the block, very cool!

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cheshire, uk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

I have always assumed that Sotherbys would be an elitist, serious place only welcoming those able to afford the exhibits. I could not have been more wrong. Passing today, I was admiring the windows when the gentleman on the door invited me in. He went to great lengths to explain about the current exhibits and put me at my ease.... More 

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