The Benjamin Franklin House in London is the only surviving home of Benjamin Franklin in the world, where the founding father of the United States lived from 1757 to 1775. The exhibits and original artefacts chart his life and achievements as a scientist, diplomat, philosopher and influential socialite. A special Historical Experience Show runs Wednesdays to Sundays at noon, 13:00, 14:00, 15:15, and 16:15 all year round.
36 Craven St WC2N 5NF
Nearest Transit: Charing Cross (Lines: Bakerloo, Northern)
+44 20 7839 20
Benjamin Franklin House and Nearby Attractions on Map
Big Ben(0.8 km)
The 13-ton 4-faced iconic bell, named after Benjamin Hall who was commissioner of works when the tower was completed in 1858, has gilded periphals surrounding the dials which are 7 metre in diameter.
British Museum(1.2 km)
The British Museum is, undoubtedly, one of the best museums in the world and a definite highlight of any trip to London.
Buckingham Palace(1.4 km)
The Buckingham Palace is the official London residence and workplace of the Queen of the United Kingdom.
Trafalgar Square(0.2 km)
Trafalgar Square is the main, central square and the site of London's New Year celebrations.
British Library(2.3 km)
The official book depository of the United Kingdom, the British Library holds a copy of every book ever printed here, and a wide variety of periodicals.
Westminster Abbey(1 km)
Westminster Abbey is the traditional coronation, wedding and burial church of Royalty, with a thousand year old history dating back to 10th century Benedictine monks.
Tate Britain(1.9 km)
The Tate Britain museum is oldest art gallery of the Tate network and houses the Tate collection of British art from 1500 AD through to contemporary art.
London Eye(0.6 km)
The London Eye is relatively new to the neighbourhood, but has become an integral part of the London skyline and is a major tourist attraction on the Thames banks.
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