I have just come back from visiting the most amazing house in London. A visit to 18 Folgate Street in Spitalfields is a real trip back into the past. Most genealogists spend some of their time mentally in past centuries, just try phoning one when they are deep in the 1841 census and you will probably find they have great difficulty in dragging themselves back to the present!!
A remarkable American Dennis Severs conceived the concept of the house and collected some the contents before he even found the right property. If you want to get a real feel for how some of your ancestors lived in the 18th & 19th century and you can get to London then you MUST visit 18 Folgate Street.