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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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36 Craven Street, London WC2N 5NF, England
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

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Reviewed 4 days ago

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. Strangely...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

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

1  Thank Bill934
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

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

Thank 64LeahS
Reviewed 7 May 2018

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.

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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

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. Thouroughly enjoyable.

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Reviewed 18 April 2018

The tour does a good job of giving an insight into Franklin's life and an account of life in general at the time. Bit annoying that you can't book online for a National Trust discount though.

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Reviewed 23 March 2018

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

Thank Alex E
Reviewed 15 March 2018

Never knew about Benjamin Franklin's London home. Very interesting in particular because the house is practically empty so the visit is all about the story and that is fascinating

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

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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well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most
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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
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