There are so many things to see in London, but if you are an American--perhaps even if you are not--this is an emotionally moving experience that probably shouldn't be missed. The house is easy to find, and located between two major tube stations and just steps from Trafalgar Square.
If you don't care for history, or if you wish to see period furnishings or glam, yes, there are better venues in London. This house, by contrast, feels as if Franklin just loaded up his trunks and left yesterday. The beauty is in the purity of the place. It has not been dolled up or over-done, and is very representative how American's fathers lived. The unadorned walls and floors just speak to you. It is almost as if Franklin himself speaks to you.
We visit this house every time we are in London because for us, it is not to be missed. It is a shame that this is the only home of Franklin's that has survived. Americans should see it, support it, and thank the Brits for preserving it.
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