We reckon the last Monday in January is a pretty bleak one so here's a suggestion for perking up the day - stick a lecture on London's favourite tipple and its associated bad behaviour in the middle of it. Benjamin Franklin House - the world's only remaining Franklin home - is hosting its inaugural lecture this Monday at 1pm on this subject, so close to our hearts. It'll be like stepping into that famous Hogarth etching, Gin Lane, but without dropping your baby off a flight of stairs. The House's education manager will talk about the rise of Mother Gin and her subsequent abuse in the alleys of London in the Age of Enlightenment. Book by calling 0207 839 2006 or email them. Benjamin Franklin House is just off Trafalgar Square at 36 Craven Street. If you've got Monday off entirely, there are guided tours too.
Lunchtime Lecture: Gin & Vice for Monday!
Last Updated 22 January 2009