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Geffrye Museum, London

136 Kingsland Road
England E2 8EA
Tel: 44 207 739 9893
Tube: Old Street or Liverpool Street's insider take:

A row of 18th-century almshouses in Shoreditch contain this excellent (free) museum of everyday life. In a series of English domestic interiors from 1600 to the present—a trendy loft apartment!—the museum showcases ordinary middle-class life, albeit in slightly Martha-ized versions. The rooms extend into a contemporary wing and then continue outside in a sequence of period gardens. It is, in short, the perfect day out for real-estate addicts and shelter-mag subscribers, especially since the place is located in the midst of East End hipness (plus, the Columbia Road Flower Market is nearby on Sundays).

Open Tuesdays through Saturdays 10 am to 5 pm, Sundays noon to 5 pm.

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