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- The Geffrye explores the home from 1600 to the present day. Evocative displays of London, middle-class living rooms and gardens illustrate homes and home life through the centuries, reflecting changes in society, behaviour, style and taste. These displays are complemented by a sequence of period gardens and an award-winning walled herb garden which illustrate the role of the garden in home life (open April - October). The Geffrye is located in the lively and creative Hoxton area - historically a centre for furniture-making and market gardening. Set in 18th-century almshouses surrounded by gardens, it is often described as an oasis in the heart of the city.