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34-35 New Bond Street, London W1S 2RT, England
+44 20 7293 5000
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International art exhibitions/auctions across several gallery spaces

The small discreet entrance on New Bond Street hides the size of Sotheby's with its many gallery... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
Ian C
London, United Kingdom

Wonderful to be able to walk in and look at amazing items that are coming up for sale. The... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2017
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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 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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  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“auction house” (7 reviews)
“fine art” (2 reviews)
“david bowie” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
34-35 New Bond Street, London W1S 2RT, England
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Reviewed 16 September 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

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 25 July 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.

2  Thank WillStaffordshire
Reviewed 3 July 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

1  Thank Diane W
Reviewed 1 July 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

Thank futtock21
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Check the website and attend a Sotheby's auction! What a great experience. We sat among bidders and watched some very impressive work - some by Picasso and Monet - sold over the course of two hours. Spend as little or as much time as you...More

1  Thank Edith A
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...More

3  Thank Mend0
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)

1  Thank velmciti-1
Reviewed 19 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.

Thank mrtjaet1
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...More

Thank darnoc2511
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...More

1  Thank MartinWebber
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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