Soane Room - boardroom style
Named in remembrance of the brilliant architectural innovator Sir John Soane, this room is a bright, day-lit boardroom. Offering plenty of room for committee meetings, boardmeetings and private dining of up to 16 people. the Soane Room can also be hired as a breakout room for groups using the Aston Webb Room or Lutyens Room.
About the Architect
Sir John Soane (1753 - 1837) was an English architect who specialised in the Neo-Classical style, careful proportions and skilful use of light sources. His best-known work was the Bank of England, a building that had widespread effect upon commercial architecture until its demolition in the late 1920s. Among Soane's most notable works are the dining rooms of both numbers 10 and 11 Downing Street and the Dulwich Picture Gallery. In 1792 Soane bought a house at 12 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London. He used the house as his home and library, but also entertained potential clients in the drawing room. It is now a museum open to the public, packed with artefacts.
The Bank of England RIBA Library Photographs Collection www.ribapix.com