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Dennis Severs' House

Address: 18 Folgate Street | Liverpool Street Tube, London E1 6BX, England (Spitalfields)
Phone Number: 020 7247 4013
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Ranked #256 of 2,402 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Owner description: Dennis Severs' House offers a glimpse into 18th-century (Georgian-era) life in England.
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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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London, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
30 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This Huguenot house, is preserved as an observational drawing, each room is like walking into a Hogarth painting, A Northern renaissance piece without the girl with the pearl ear-ring, a pre-raphaelite waiting without the girl rising from the piano seat. This is three dimensional art and three dimensional history all together with a four dimensional attack on the senses. You... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This house could've been exceptional and I think that is why I am so disappointed. I wasn't able to become fully immersed in the experience as I had no clue as to what era I was in, what order to visit the rooms and why the items chosen had been chosen. The house itself is very dark and small and... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This is a very odd experience. I didn't even know it existed even though I've been visiting this area for years and have lived in London all my life. It's very low key, with little sign from the exterior of the delights within. To benefit from the ambience, the smells and the sounds, it would probably be best to try... More 

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Coimbra, Portugal
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

A completely different tour! It's amazing how the time travelling experience happens once you enter this house! You have to be observant in order to notice the slight changes that happen between rooms. Immersive experience! Highly recommended!

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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298 reviews 298 reviews
50 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Step back in time here in the middle of London City. Quite a surreal visit. A house seemingly in use as per 200 years ago. Wander through this remarkably preserved environment, with sights and smells feeling as though you are really visiting the occupying family. Candlelit throughout, which adds to the ambience, as do the open fires and uneven floors.... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I visited with family who is interested in art on the Monday afternoon,nice pieces and lovely experience for people who are history fans! I felt bit rushed as it opens few hours on Monday only, with amount of people in a such a limited space with full of antiques,I would like to have more time! It's an eye opening experience... More 

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Chatillon-Sur-Loire, France
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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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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
48 helpful votes 48 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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