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The Benjamin Franklin House will be opening its doors for a festive candlelit tour of the Grade I listed townhouse.
You'll be able to step back in time and experience the house exactly as they did in the 18th-century: by flickering candlelight. You'll also get the chance to feast on some mince pies and mulled wine in Benjamin Franklin's parlour.
In case you don't know who he is, Franklin acted as a middle-man between the British government and the American colonies, and later as an official representative of the newly independent America, helping to draft the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States.
Craig has written a review of the Benjamin Franklin House on his blog, which you might like to read before you go.
Craig’s review of Benjamin Franklin House – “Benjamin Franklin's House is the kind of place you don't notice even when you're staring at it. For something that's called the "first American Embassy", you might be hoping for something a little bit grand, but it's basically just a townhouse in a side street off Charing Cross. Franklin was just a normal guy back then, negotiating between the government and… continued”
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If you enjoy Benjamin Franklin House then you might like to visit Charles Dickens Museum (walk it in 24 mins or catch the tube from Charing Cross to Russell Square), Dr. Johnson’s House (walk it in 20 mins or catch the tube from Charing Cross to Temple) and Keats’ House (catch the train from Charing Cross to Hampstead)
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