Try and forget for a minute that Britain lost the war, and help America celebrate Independence Day at the Benjamin Franklin House.
In return for snatching the colonies from us, they will be treating us to a nice piece of cake and a glass of bubbly in the world's only remaining Franklin home (a fair swap, I'm sure you'll agree).
In case you don't know who Benjamin Franklin is, he originally acted as a middle-man between the British government and the colonies, and later as a representative of the newly independent America, helping to draft the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States. So there really is no better place to celebrate Independence Day, than in the house of one of the main men responsible for it.
Craig has been to see this house himself, and written a review of the Benjamin Franklin House on his blog.
> 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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