Occupying its own 10-story building, this branch of the storied UK auction house is the site of more than a hundred high profile auctions a year. You don't have to bid to view items on auction; most items are displayed for the general public in the days leading up to the event. A sizeable portion of these are extremely high profile: Edvard Munch's The Scream, Paul Cezanne's Les Pommes, a copy of the Magna Carta, Fabergé eggs, and rare Tiffany lamps have
all been sold through this Sotheby's. Call ahead for hours.