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Dennis Severs' House

18 Folgate Street | Liverpool Street Tube, London E1 6BX, England (East End / East London)
020 7247 4013
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Ranked #251 of 1,112 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
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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110 reviews 110 reviews
26 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Having been to the Severs house many times before, we 4 were the first in the queue on a sunny Sunday morning, visiting with friends who'd not been here before. Let me say that I love it each time I come and often see things I'd not conciously noticed on previous visits. I like the fact that you are moving... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

As a culture vulture and a history enthusiast I am gobsmacked I hadn't been here before. I have never felt so transported back in time. It really does feel like you've walked into a house that has not changed for centuries. Some reviewers have complained about the conditions of the ceilings but I think it adds to the effect that... More

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Houston, Texas
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

It took me years and several trips to London to finally get here because the house has such limited days and times, but it was worth the wait. We did one of the Christmas tours at night, and it was the most fabulous time. It was so hard to stay quiet because we wanted to share all our impressions in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Walk through a doorway/ picture frame and experience the life of an eighteenth century thread maker. Each room is a sensory experience taken in complete silence. It is unique and your imagination is triggered to experience the life of a bygone family as if they had just left the room! Check opening times they are very limited as are numbers!!

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A terraced house over 5 floors, basically 2 rooms per floor. Furnished and set-up apparently as it was in 1837 when King William IV died and Victoria became Queen. Although extremely interesting I was a tad disappointed as I thought (wrongly) that it was set up as a silk weaver's house. However, it was a silk merchant's house i.e. much... More

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Perth, Australia
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This small house is open for very limited hours and only a small number of visitors are allowed on at any one time, with good reason. There's A very charming gentleman at the front door to welcome visitors. The house itself has been left how it was when Dennis Severs died some years ago which is fascinating. There's no electricity... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

I had wanted to visit this house for quite a while and I found it much more strange and moving than I expected. I think this was because the house is rather a collection of atmospheres based on moods and feelings than of objects and rooms arranged in a dry academical way. I particularly loved the kitchen and the myriad... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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158 reviews 158 reviews
45 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This place is on the one hand an unabashedly theatrical, OTT, contrived piece of kitsch - the stark raving bonkers expression of someone who didn't know when to stop collecting stuff. On the other hand it is a genius piece of history lesson brought to life: characterful, witty, poignant, and very evocative of the periods it purports to portray. I... More

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Hove, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
17 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I dont want to put anyone off as this is a very personal place. I think I built this house up in my own mind into an experience to be relished When I lelt and even now a day later I am uncertain of what I thought of the place. We went at after 7.00 pm so it was still... More

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Deal, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Absolutely amazing experience. We were very moved to find that such a place exists and that we were able to savour the atmosphere. It was just like we were items in an 18th Century painting.

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