'Open House Weekend' is a London-wide event that allows the public to see inside some of London's best buildings for free.
The Benjamin Franklin House will be offering everyone a free 30-minute tour of the Georgian townhouse.
Craig has attended one of these tours himself (but one of the paid ones, not during Open House Weekend), and written a review on his blog. You might like to read it before you go just to get a taste of what the building is like inside.
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 helped to draft the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States after the War of Independence.
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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Here are some more free events in London if you want a cheap day out
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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