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Benjamin Franklin House is the world's only remaining Franklin home. For nearly sixteen years between 1757 and 1775, Dr Benjamin Franklin - scientist, diplomat, philosopher, inventor, Founding Father of the United States and more - lived behind its...more
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I've been to London many times and this latest visit was a 2 day stop on the way home to the U.S. I had stumbled upon this place from a search on the internet. I recently saw the Hamilton Musical and have taken an interest...More
We found out about this place through the National Trust handbook, and being members got in for half price.
We did the Historical Experience which is a mixture of live and video performances throughout the house explaining about his life and his time there.
according to the tour guides, this is the only home remaining of Ben Franklin anywhere. There is very little furniture in the home however there is a character dressed up and interacts with a video in each room you visit and you learn about his...More
My husband & I stumbled upon this wonderful attraction by chance. We had visited Trafalgar Square and on checking our handy London Pass guide book, decided to have a look. We found the house with no problem & we were met at the door by...More
Great guided tour of Benjamin Franklin house in London. Friendly tour guide. You get a chance to play an old and strange instrument at the end of the tour. See how repairs were made to preserve this bit of history.
We visitied for the 1pm tour when we noticed this charming little abode near the Strand.
Reasonably priced at £8 for adults. The tour was cleverly thought out and gave you a huge insight into Victorian London and the mind lf Benjamin Franklin.
This building acts as a symbol of how relations between the UK and the US were developed.
The tour guides are impressively hospitable. The content of the presentation had the right balance of personal and contextual history to give you a strong sense of whom...More
It's interesting to see into this townhouse, even thought there are few contents. The tour with the projected images, sound and an actor guiding you through brings it alive. The welcomer / attendant was also very helpful and informative. We learnt much more about that...More
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With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is not just considered the heart of this bustling London hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most popular cultural attractions including the National Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to
these major sites are quiet lanes and antiquated pubs to discover, as well as riverside vistas to enjoy on the embankment. With a calendar full of celebratory events, any time of year is a fine time to visit.
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The Ben Franklin Home is about an hour. As I live in Philadelphia now, and there are no surviving structures Franklin occupied, it was especially interesting to me. But It gives a good historical look at the time period... More
The Ben Franklin Home is about an hour. As I live in Philadelphia now, and there are no surviving structures Franklin occupied, it was especially interesting to me. But It gives a good historical look at the time period for your hour.