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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
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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

Dennis Severs' House offers a glimpse into 18th-century (Georgian-era) life...

Dennis Severs' House offers a glimpse into 18th-century (Georgian-era) life in England.

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Unexpected gem off the beaten path

Dennis Severs' House isn't listed among the typical tourist things to do in London. Friends told us about it and we're so glad we opted to give it a try. Four of us went... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Roanoke, Virginia
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Roanoke, Virginia
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83 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dennis Severs' House isn't listed among the typical tourist things to do in London. Friends told us about it and we're so glad we opted to give it a try. Four of us went together and all left with different perspectives. Part of the joy is moving through the house without speaking and comparing notes afterwards. You truly feel immersed... More 

1 Thank RareAthlete
Calabasas, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Touring the museum in silence you are meant to feel as if the family has just left the room and you do. The work and thought put into this four floor exhibit is mind boggling. You are transported back two centuries and it was well worth it. Loved it.

Thank Englishdreams
Oakville, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walk into this amazingly well preserved 19th century home and go back in time. Only open during the day on Sundays and Mondays. You can arrange special private evening visits though. Arrive about 20 minutes early as you will be asked to 'cue' outside while they let in a few people at a time. It is £10 per adult -... More 

1 Thank KHarrington54
Gorizia, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I read great things about this museum, but I must say I had higher expectations. The underground (kitchen) and the top floor (the servants' (?) bedroom) are the best ones for me - they really look particular. The best thing I experienced were perfumes, by the way - I loved especially the cinnamon and the lemon smells!

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very interesting visitor attraction. You're in London, it's the 21st century. Step over the threshold and now you're not. You are now in the 17th century. Now you could say any historic house will do this, but you would be wrong. Nearly all of the historic houses are clinical and sterile and this house is most certainly not. This... More 

1 Thank MartinC1965
Burghead, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The silence of this unique experience is not solemn but immerses you in the eras throughout the house. There's even a resident cat to add to the authenticity

Thank Lusy S
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Candlelight. Marvelous. But if you dont want to spend the £15. go home find a dusty dark corner , get your nans old china out and put a couple of candles on.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dan Cruickshank, in his program, said you either love it or hate it. I certainly did not hate it but love is slightly strong. I found that walking into candle-lit history with only the sound of a creaking floorboard was an entertaining, enlightening and a thoroughly interesting experience with a bit of quirk on the side. Easily accessible within 5... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

How refreshing to tour an atmosphere venue and historic house in total silence. Being a London Blue Badge guide and docent in several museums and cathedrals , I felt my visit here was memorable especially as you discover on your own. Oh yes, I was dying to to tell my mate why the bergamot had the special container by the... More 

1 Thank Michael H
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had no idea what I was up for. It was quite... eccentric. The entire set up. I couldn't get it. Despite that, I found it an interesting concept and very random. I paid £15 for it, but I find it slightly overpriced. I would suggest going for the afternoon tours instead, which are £10. Btw, this is not a... More 

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