London is a city filled with incredible history. Each building has seen many lives, as have the generations living within. It’s hard to track down what exactly those walls have seen, though, since all evidence tends leaves with its inhabitants.

By chance, there is one building that has remained a time capsule of the ages. Its architectural bones that were created over a hundred years ago are still intact, giving us a once-in-a-lifetime peek into a world from long, long ago…

Below is the Malplaquet House, one of the oldest mansions in London. It has been uninhabited since 1895, but that doesn’t mean the inside of this beautiful structure is lifeless.

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