I often wonder what it was really like to live in London many moons ago, what did the world of London look like to the Tudors, the Georgians the Victorians? I love it when I get the opportunity to experience it first-hand so of course I was very excited when I finally made it to the beautiful Geffrye Museum.
These stunning period almshouses built in 1700’s are the perfect setting to explore the history of interior design of homes across the centuries in England.
A combination of a displays and period rooms makes a great history lesson. It includes recent history too, be sure to check out the 80’s & 90’s rooms, for a trip down memory lane (maybe).
The Alms-houses really are the most perfect setting. When you visit it’s worth spending some time in the Garden Reading Room, behind the displays, its beautifully relaxing, you’ll feel a little like Jane Eyre looking over the equally impressive period gardens (and the results of the garden can be equally enjoyed in the delightful café).
Look out for the amazing series of events they have talks and exhibitions, and at Christmas the rooms get a festive make over.
The Geffrye Museum
136 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8EA
Closest Station: Hoxton / Old Street