Escaping Nazi persecution in Vienna, the founder of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud made London his last home, settling in Hampstead. Today his house is open to the public where one can see his original study and consulting room preserved just as it was during his lifetime.
However the most extraordinary display is of his collection of two thousand ancient Greek, Egyptian and Levant art objects that decorate Freud’s study. Among my favourites are the Shabti figures that were placed inside tombs to act as servants for the deceased in the afterlife.
Another important resident of the house was his daughter Anna, a pioneer of child psychoanalysis who is also well represented in the displays.