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Dennis Severs' House

Address: 18 Folgate Street | Liverpool Street Tube, London E1 6BX, England (East End / East London)
Phone Number: 020 7247 4013
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Ranked #170 of 853 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Cultural
Owner description: Dennis Severs' House offers a glimpse into 18th-century (Georgian-era) life in England.
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Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Cultural
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Owner description: Dennis Severs' House offers a glimpse into 18th-century (Georgian-era) life in England.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Mixed feelings about this visit. I There were moments when I did 'feel it' ( especially in the rooms at the top of the house where I had a momentary flash of feeling how god awful it must have been to be down on your luck in early Victorian London)and if you love Georgian houses you will like the opportunity... More 

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Romford, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed the self tour. The whole house is lit by candlelight solely which adds to the atmosphere. The house was decorated for Christmas which I think gave it that little bit extra. It's worth pre booking online, though! Well worth a visit.

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Isle of Wight
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

If you 'get' art installations then this should be your mindset as you stand in the snaking queue on the pavement outside v picturesque Georgian Houses in London's East End. If you don't then I can imagine that the gloomy, dusty, candle lit interior of rooms and objects in what is best described as the tatty or eclectic remnants of... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Having read about the house, I thought I knew what to expect... But it is such a weird and creepy, candle lit, place to visit. It is shabby, cluttered, full of little notes, half drunk cups of tea, broken cups, unmade beds. The attic rooms I found quite unpleasant. It is more realistic than the sanitized stately homes you get... More 

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london
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A visit to this special house in the winter, with candles lit and seasonal food still on the tables, creates an amazing atmosphere. Our recent visit lasted about 40 minutes, so at £17.50 per person quite an expensive one. However, it was most memorable. The warm welcome and introduction from the gentleman at the front door added to our enjoyment... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Dennis Servers' house is a rare nugget in the centre of London's financial district. Very unusual both in London and in my experience overall, it's well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Truly a gem. Like stepping back through time. So authentic and unusual. Our kids loved it too. The only slight issue was the lines before going in but I think we just timed it badly. This was a recommended experience and it did not disappoint.

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Wareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

A must for anyone visiting London . What a wonderful way to create the sights sounds and feelings in a house in 18 century onwards England . The visit is conducted in silence , by candlelight ., the subtle sounds of the age can therefore be heard easily and the atmosphere felt . Don't miss it

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Dewsbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

...to Dennis Severs whose ingenuity and vision created this wonderful house in Old Spitalfields-The atmosphere is simply breathtaking-the contents form an amazing time capsule-a MUST for any visitor to the area.-I love it!

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Rome, Italy
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5 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is not a museum. It is more or less an art installation, but one that is based more on what it evokes, rather than on what it shows. Walking through painstakingly decorated rooms, smells and sounds makes you feel you are in a painting someone else is watching. For an hour of eerie, atmospheric, historical pleasure, it is the... More 

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