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Best Ben Franklin spots in and around London?

The Ken Burns documentary on Benjamin Franklin airing this week in the USA covers the many years Franklin spent living in and around London, and how famous and infamous he was among Londoners - so I'm wondering what the best places to visit are that involve Franklin's activities there. --->Is there a lightning rod collection at the V&A? Are there recreations of his furnished rooms? That kind of thing.

I have previously pointed out the address in Paris where the treaties settling the (sort of) revolutionary war were signed, and the memorial markers in Nice where Jefferson visited and so on, so why not also check out the Ben Franklin locales in London?

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We walked by his house in London last month. It wasn’t open and looks like all the others on the block. It’s near Trafalgar Square.

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These are all great links, thanks folks -- I hope visitors to London work some science history into their itineraries as well as political history.

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I've been watching this great series on PBS, also.

You might want to walk by St. Paul's Cathedral in London........look up.......Franklin recommended that lightning rods be put atop St. Paul's and he and his team installed them.