George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis  

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 6TH JUNE 2009

ADDRESS
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A 3BP
 
 
Dates:
  until 
 
PRICES
FREE
 

Nearby

 
  • Visitor Information

George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern MetropolisAs Charles Dickens chronicled everyday life in early Victorian London in writing so George Scharf painted the scenes described in his watercolours and drawings. Now, with help from the Prints and Drawings Department of the British Museum, the delightful John Soane's Museum is putting on a free exhibition of works by this less well known artist. His vivid, detailed drawings show an architectural accuracy in the way they capture every aspect of life from small boys throwing snowballs to street vendors. As Scharf's career progressed so the city changed dramatically. Through his pictures we can see the old Georgian city as it was transformed by the creation of new public spaces and buildings, gas lighting opening up a whole culture of nightlife with the opening of the first music halls. Leisure activities such as visiting galleries and museums also became popular at this time and Scharf recorded these developments too. Though Scharf died in poverty with his final years donminated by money worries, the name may well be familiar - his son, also called George Scharf, went on to become the first director of the National Portrait Gallery.

 

About Sir John Soane's Museum

An appealingly higgledy-piggledy treasure trove of artefacts, the extraordinary Sir John Soane's Museum elegantly located on Lincoln's Inn Fields is well worth an exploratory rummage. Lurking in nooks and crannies within the sprawling rooms and halls of neo-classical architect Sir John Soane's former residence are over 30,000 architectural drawings and antiquities. More about Sir John Soane's Museum


LondonTown.com - George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Holborn Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Chancery Lane Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Farringdon Rail
 
12 minutes walk
 
City Thameslink Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Drury Lane NCP
 
4 minutes walk
 
Bloomsbury Square Car Park
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis on LondonTown.com

 
What's on in London 2021

Discover what's on in London 2021 with our comprehensive guide to the best events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London 2021 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

 
THE BEST

Hotels near George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis

Near George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis
FIND YOUR PERFECT LONDON HOTEL
SALE
Check in
--
Check out
--

Booking multiple rooms?

Visit our group bookings page

Room 1

2 Adults
ADULTS (12+)
-
2
+
CHILDREN (2 - 12 Years)
-
0
+
INFANTS (0 - 2 Years)
-
0
+
Okay
Maximum 4 to a room.
+ Add another room
Rosewood London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
252 High Holborn, WC1V | 1 minute from George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis
Located in High Holborn, Rosewood London is the most luxurious hotel in the area and is nearby to the capital's main business district and a number ... More
 
 
 
The Montague on the Gardens
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
15 Montague Street, WC1B | 8 minutes from George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis
Overlooking the gardens of Montague Garden Square, this sedate hotel has a peaceful feel even though the British Museum is right next door and Covent Garden's ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £93  38% off
Coram Street, WC1N | 11 minutes from George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis
This is a smart, modern hotel located in one of the Capital's oldest and most beautiful areas. Bloomsbury is a great place to stay since it's ... More
 
 
 
 
THE BEST

Events near George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis

Near George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis
On Soon
Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 25th June 2021 to 13th February 2022 - Various Times
George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis, 166 Drury Lane, WC2B | 5 minutes from George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis
The fairy tale heroine shall go the royal ball when Laurence Connor directs a musical comedy with a book by Emerald Fennel, music by Andrew Lloyd ...More
 
 
 
Ongoing
The Woman In Black
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 7th September 2021 to 2nd April 2022 - Various Times
George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis, Russell Street, WC2B | 5 minutes from George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis
Robin Herford directs Stephen Mallatratt's stage adaptation of Susan Hill's creepy novel about an emotionally scarred lawyer obsessed with the idea of a family curse. The ...More
 
 
 
Ongoing
Frozen: The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 27th August 2021 to 3rd April 2022 - Various Times
George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis, Catherine Street, WC2B | 6 minutes from George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis
Michael Grandage directs a magical stage musical based on the Disney animated film, which charts the journey of two sisters in the kingdom of Arendelle, with ...More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Entertainment near George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis

Near George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Peacock Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Portugal Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 3 minutes from George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis
This theatre is a major force on the national and international dance scene, with an innovative programme from Sadler's Wells that is keeping London's finger ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gillian Lynne Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
166 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 5 minutes from George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis
Although this site has been an entertainment venue since at least the mid-19th century, the Gillian Lynne Theatre only opened its doors in 1973, making it ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Top Secret Comedy Club @ The Africa Centre
London > Entertainment > Live Music
170 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 5 minutes from George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis
This new Covent Garden alternative to the West End tourist traps has welcomed the likes of filthy San Franciscan Scott Capurro and TV favourite Andi Osho. ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Sights and Attractions near George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis

The best museums, galleries, attractions near George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Sir John Soane's Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | Same location as George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis
An appealingly higgledy-piggledy treasure trove of artefacts, the extraordinary Sir John Soane's Museum elegantly located on Lincoln's Inn Fields is well worth an exploratory rummage. Lurking ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hunterian Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 3 minutes from George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis
The Hunterian Museum within the Royal College of Surgeons boasts a host of enlightening, permanent and temporary, galleries and exhibitions. Housed in the college, the Hunterian ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The College
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
12-42 Southampton Row, Holborn, London WC1B | 3 minutes from George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis
Formerly home to Central Saint Martins and the Cochrane Theatre before the famous fashion college moved to a new home in King's Cross in 2011, The ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Shopping near George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis

The best shops and markets near George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Old Curiosity Shop
London > Shopping > Shoes
13 Portsmouth Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 3 minutes from George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis
16th century shop and literary landmark. With its precarious overhanging upper storey, uneven floorboards, sloping roof and wooden beams, this 16th century building warrants its title as ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Charles Worthington
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
28 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis
Service is a watchword at this salon, where clients are guaranteed a first-class hairdressing experience. Celebrity coiffeur Worthington personally trains all his staff and standards are ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bloomsbury Flowers
London > Shopping > Florists
29 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis
Bloomsbury Flowers don't do off-the-peg, so if you want to be in and out in two minutes think again. However, if you want to impress with ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Restaurants near George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis

What are the best dining options near George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Picasso inspired Afternoon Tea at Rosewood London
London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
252 High Holborn, Rosewood London, WC1V | 1 minute from George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis
Named Best Contemporary Afternoon Tea two years in a row, Rosewood London offers an artistic take on afternoon tea with a ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Mirror Room
London > Restaurants > Mediterranean restaurants
252 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 1 minute from George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis
Described as "the social hub of Rosewood London", the Mirror Room is one of two restaurants in the new hotel and is the fine dining option ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Holborn Dining Room
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
252 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 1 minute from George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis
The launch of the luxury Rosewood London on High Holborn was one of the new hotel highlights of 2013, and from February 2014 the hotel's in-house ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Education near George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis

Near George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 3 minutes from George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 4 minutes from George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis
Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Le Cordon Bleu
London > Education > Adult Education
15 Bloomsbury Square, Marylebone, London WC1A | 6 minutes from George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis
The London HQ of famed culinary institution Le Cordon Bleu , the cookery school widely considered as the guardian of French culinary techniques, trains ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Leisure near George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis

George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Sense Spa at Rosewood London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
252 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 1 minute from George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis
Launched in November 2013, the Sense Spa at Rosewood London is a sanctuary within central London. With Rosewood being an award-winning signature spa brand, visitors can ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lincoln's Inn Fields
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Holborn, Holborn, London WC2A | 2 minutes from George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis
The largest public square in London, Lincoln's Inn Fields has a rich and varied history. In 1683 it was the site of the public beheading of ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ted's Grooming Room & Ottoman Lounge
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
31 Theobalds Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1X | 4 minutes from George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis
Inspired by the skills and techniques of the Ottoman Empire's barbers, Ted's Grooming Room provides a sanctuary for men seeking the perfect shave. With ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Pubs near George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis

The best pubs near London George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Princess Louise
London > Nightlife > Pubs
208 High Holborn, Covent Garden, London WC1V | 3 minutes from George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis
The flagship London pub of Yorkshire's oldest brewery, Samuel Smith, the Princess Louise has been carefully restored to her original Victorian layout complete with snugs, removed ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Philomena's Irish Bar
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 4 minutes from George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis
Philomena's is an Irish themed bar and sports cafe on Great Queen Street, just two minutes walk from Covent Garden tube station. A great place to ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cittie of Yorke
London > Nightlife > Pubs
22 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 5 minutes from George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis
Although the site of the Cittie of Yorke has been home to a public house since the 15th century, it has been housed in many different ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Nightlife near George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis

George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Scarfes Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
252 High Holborn, Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 2 minutes from George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis
Named after the cartoonist Gerald Scarfe (whose characterful illustrations adorn the bar's walls), Scarfes Bar is a shining beacon in the otherwise lacking High Holborn area. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lowlander Beer Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
36 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 5 minutes from George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis
The reputation of the Benelux breweries precedes them and this themed bar captures the flair of Dutch cafe culture too. The impressive row of shiny silver ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The American Bar at The Savoy
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Savoy, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 5 minutes from George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis
During The Savoy's �220million refit the American Bar was barely touched, ensuring it stayed true to its traditional, sleek design that is synonymous with the iconic ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Meeting venue hire near George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Sir John Soane's Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | Same location as George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis
An appealingly higgledy-piggledy treasure trove of artefacts, the extraordinary Sir John Soane's Museum elegantly located on Lincoln's Inn Fields is well worth an exploratory rummage. Lurking ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn
London > Business > Venue Hire
Treasury Office, Holborn, London WC2A | 3 minutes from George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Honourable Society of Gray's Inn
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 South Square, Gray's Inn, Holborn, London WC1R | 6 minutes from George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis
... More
 
 
 

Alternate names and popular misspellings for George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis

George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis, George Scharf: From Regency Stret to the Modern Metropolis
 
 

Hotels Near

George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis

 
 
Near George Scharf: From Regency Street to the Modern Metropolis
All London hotels
Check-in:
Check-out:
Number of rooms:
Room 1:

What's On Today

Near George Scharf: From Regency Street To The Modern Metropolis

 
 
 
Frozen: The Musical
Theatre | Until 3rd April 2022 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 6 minutes walk from George Scharf: From Regency Street To The Modern Metropolis

Michael Grandage directs a magical stage musical based on the Disney animated film, which charts the journey of two sisters ...More

Back To The Future: The Musical
Theatre | Until 26th September 2021 

Adelphi Theatre 9 minutes walk from George Scharf: From Regency Street To The Modern Metropolis

Great Scott! John Rando directs a spectacular time-travelling musical based on the 1985 film with a book by Bob Gale ...More

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Part I
Theatre | Until 26th September 2021 

Palace Theatre 11 minutes walk from George Scharf: From Regency Street To The Modern Metropolis

John Tiffany directs Jack Thorne's fantasy adventure based on an original story by JK Rowling, Thorne and Tiffany, which is ...More

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Part II
Theatre | Until 26th September 2021 

Palace Theatre 11 minutes walk from George Scharf: From Regency Street To The Modern Metropolis

Harry contends with the ghosts of the past while his youngest son Albus struggles with the weight of a family ...More

Mary Poppins
Theatre | Until 13th February 2022 

Prince Edward Theatre 12 minutes walk from George Scharf: From Regency Street To The Modern Metropolis

Step in time with Zizi Strallen as Mary Poppins and Charlie Stemp as chimney sweep Bert in Richard Eyre's revival ...More

Fourth Plinth: Heather Phillipson THE END
Fourth Plinth: Heather Phillipson THE END
Exhibitions | Until 26th March 2022 

Trafalgar Square 15 minutes walk from George Scharf: From Regency Street To The Modern Metropolis

London born artist Heather Philipson puts an ice cream with a cherry on top on The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar ...More

 
Jersey Boys
Theatre | Until 2nd January 2022 

Trafalgar Studios 16 minutes walk from George Scharf: From Regency Street To The Modern Metropolis

A return to the West End for the award-winning jukebox musical charting the rise and eventual break-up of 1960s rock'n'roll ...More

 
 
 
SALE
Hotels near Sir John Soane's Museum

From cheap budget places to stay to luxury 5 star hotels see our special offers for Sir John Soane's Museum hotels, including Rosewood London from 0% off.

 
 
Call now: hotel deals 0207 420 4960