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”
Children’s Christmas Party — 18th-century style! – 8 Dec 2018 – The Benjamin Franklin House will be throwing a Christmas party especially for kids, with carols, crafts and mince pies.
Princess Diana — Her Fashion Story – 24 Feb 2017 to 17 Feb 2019 – Diana's Fashion Story at Kensington Palace is an exhibition of iconic dresses that show the evolution of her style
Poster Girls — A century of art and design – 13 Oct 2017 to 1 Jan 2019 – Poster Girls celebrates the work of female designers who worked for London Transport over the last 100 years
Superbugs — The Fight For Our Lives – 9 Nov 2017 to 10 Mar 2019 – Learn how scientists are fighting back against the bacteria that are growing increasingly resistant to antibiotics
Dream On — V&A Museum of Childhood – 10 Feb 2018 to 20 Jan 2019 – The Dream On exhibition will be exploring the imaginary world that exists in our head between sleep and wakefulness
Fashioned from Nature – 21 Apr 2018 to 27 Jan 2019 – The V&A Museum will be exploring how some of the fabrics and dyes are sourced from nature to create the clothes we all wear
Victoria Revealed, at Kensington Palace – 24 May 2018 to 6 Jan 2019 – Kensington Palace will be exploring the life of Queen Victoria, using objects and excerpts from her journals and letters
We’ve got plenty more Christmas events in London
Look for more exhibitions taking place in December
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)
Disclaimer: Event details can change at short notice and you should reconfirm everything before making plans