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Dennis Severs' House

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Address: 18 Folgate Street | Liverpool Street Tube, London E1 6BX, England
Phone Number: 020 7247 4013
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Description: Dennis Severs' House offers a glimpse into 18th-century (Georgian-era...
Dennis Severs' House offers a glimpse into 18th-century (Georgian-era) life in England.
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Don't forget your torch!

A unique experience unlike anything I've ever witnessed before and very educational. Essential you read up on website as much as you can before going as there are no guides and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Victoria, Canada
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90 reviews 90 reviews
52 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I went on a Wednesday night when you had to be silent. It was overwhelming and I so wanted to point to things and ask questions because there were items I'd never seen before. I only wish there was a book available with pictures (since you can't take any) and explanations on some of the items. It is really a... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I absolutely loved Dennis Severs' House. It is a mix of historical and artistic experience, and it really is best experienced in silence. I am admittedly a history nerd, and I like art as well, so this was really a fantastic combination for me. The house is dressed in various time periods throughout its levels. You begin in the basement... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I had seen Dan Cruikshank's television show on Dennis Sever's House a few years ago and was left intrigued. Would recommend anyone having a look at this on YouTube before a visit as it helps to explain the previous owner which is essential to understanding the house. It is wonderful that these gorgeous French Weavers' Houses have been preserved and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This is a house which has been decorated, furnished and filled with clothes, littles bits and bobs from the end of XIXth century. All has been arranged to give the impression that as you visit the house you have disturbed the people living there and they have just escaped the premises. The kitchen table has food left over on it,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

as others have said, read up un the website what to expect, then just walk thru silenty and hear, see, smell, experience history of the less-than-rich over the history of London. Hard to explain without giving too much away. Just do it, preferably on one of the twilight appointments. there is a hopping locals pub across the way, so OK... More 

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axminster
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Unforgettable for the wrong reasons.....This is a dead house. The whole atmosphere and ambience of the house, and drab staff who are custodian while you peer into the past and become 'part' of the experience leaves the visitor very flat, and disappointed. The pretentious notes and statements left in view for the visitor to read are insulting.....in other words if... More 

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Greater London, UK
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A unique experience unlike anything I've ever witnessed before and very educational. Essential you read up on website as much as you can before going as there are no guides and very few notices in the house to explain what's what. 10 different rooms are on view from basement to attic, not user friendly for those with mobility issues and... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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23 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

There is nothing quite like this that we have come across in the uk or Europe. Certainly it is a memorable experience even now when the original creator is sadly no longer with us. I suspect it was possibly a more intense but potentially rather stressful visit in the past given the tales of visitors being deemed unsuitable occasionally. Now... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

My husband and i just visited this wonderful house, it is true what they say it is an experience of stepping back into a time past, my husband said it felt and wished to be a place to sit down and take a sip of port and a slice of pie, but you have to respect the atmosphere it creates... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I'd only learned of this place recently, in the book "Hidden London," and made a mental note to visit on my recent trip to the UK. I was prepared, I thought, for the house's oddness, but it was even stranger than I expected. Wandering silently through the candlelit rooms, eyeing the dizzying array of furnishings, art and decor, sniffing the... More 

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Address: Address: 18 Folgate Street | Liverpool Street Tube, London E1 6BX, England
Phone Number: 020 7247 4013
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Spitalfields
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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