Independence Day Party — Benjamin Franklin House

Address:
Benjamin Franklin House, 36 Craven Street, Westminster, London
Tel:
0207 839 2006

Dates and ticket price

Dates & Time:
4th July 2019
Celebrations at 12 noon, 1 PM, 2 PM, 3.15 PM and 4.15 PM
Tickets & Cost:
£10, from benjaminfranklinhouse.org

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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.

 

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> 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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