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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 #134 of 924 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Dennis Severs' House offers a glimpse into 18th-century (Georgian-era) life in England.
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Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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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Chatillon-Sur-Loire, France
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

If you enjoy a sense of London's past, this is a must. No photos, no chattering, or even talking, but you can wander as you will around this amazing house in Spitalfield, crammed full of the minutiae of daily life from a past century. Candle lit, treasure filled and a strong sense of the past owners presence there still. Check... More 

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Pleasant Hill, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
39 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I had read about this house and saw a BBC "documentary" on it. To me, the concept is unique -show the life style of Londoners in this neighborhood over a 200 year period. Having the house lit by candles, heated by coal fire places, fresh smells from food & wine make it a sensual experience. Beds that look like they... More 

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London
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I visited the house because my sister wanted to go. I had heard about it before and it was one of those things I kept meaning to do as well. It's not quite what I had thought, not an original 'never touched' house from the 1800's, but it was fascinating all the same. Yes it's very dark inside, as candles... More 

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holidaydory
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4 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We attended one of the Exclusive Silent Nights in December and it is difficult to even find words to describe this very unique and special experience. We were very pleased that we decided to visit Dennis Severs House, it is unlike anything else and was a refreshing change from the other attractions we visited. Walking through the rooms and taking... More 

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Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

From the outside, you would not know this is a tourist attraction. The discreet and original setting in Spitafields was all decked out for Christmas when our family visited, one early evening mid-December. The house occupies 4 floors, and its different rooms are created and decorated in an eclectic fashion, mixing the old and the new to take the visitor... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I visited with a small booked group of people from the Friends of the V & A Museum. This must be the best way judging by some previous reviews commenting on queueing times and overcrowding during public opening hours. Dennis Severs must have been quite a fellow and he has created something unique. It was especially nice to visit with... More 

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New York City
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12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We did a walk through a couple of days before Christmas. Get there early, as there is a queue outside. It was a fabulous experience - very different and very very well worth it. You could just imagine people living in the dust and ripped furniture.

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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We visited this quirky house with our children (16 & 10) as a Christmas treat. My husband and I loved it, so atmospheric with amazing smells, noises and the sense that the family had just finished and left the room. We went in the evening so there was no que and the house wasn't too crowded. I would say though... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

A very disappointing visit. It was not a recreation of an 18th century home. It muddled together items from across the 18th and 19th centuries - and even into the modern day (Queen Elizabeth's head on a stamp for example). There is no historical accuracy or plausibility. about this re-creation. I described it as 'fake' and 'kitch'. There was no... More 

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Bruges, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

I expected so much, maybe too much. A long line to get in. Then very crowded inside. I had expected to be led through the rooms as a story was unfolding. Instead you are being reminded again and again 'if you got it yet?'. Basically implying 'if you don't then you're an idiot'. Too many things that are out of... More 

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