I visited the Sir John Soane’s Museum in London recently and was reminded of why this blog exists in the first place:
The Dining Room & Library: On the pier against the west wall is placed a model of the tomb built for Mrs Soane in the burial ground of St Giles in the Fields (now St Pancras Gardens) after her death in 1815. The tomb was the inspiration for the iconic red telephone box designed in the 1920s.
Source: 2013. Sir John Soane’s Museum: a short guide. Sir John Soane’s Museum: London, p 4.
This is a wonderful museum and I can’t believe I have lived in London for almost 20 years and never visited before!