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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
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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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Had intended to visit the house for a number of years but, as it is only open on certain days, this was the first time that a visit to London had coincided with an opening time... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had intended to visit the house for a number of years but, as it is only open on certain days, this was the first time that a visit to London had coincided with an opening time. We were not disappointed, its hard to describe the experience but its certainly not a museum. Spend an hour here, you will love it... More 

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Thank JustWol
Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been meaning to visit this house for years and finally did so yesterday. Monday lunchtime at 12.00 is my recommendation and no booking is needed. The staff are really nice and courteous too.

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Thank Agachi_11
Seattle, Washington
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed the "silent" experience, and I did feel transported back in time. However, I thought 15 pounds was bit pricey. I don't know if I'd make a trip to the area only for this house, but you could make an afternoon of it by visiting this location, as well as the other markets in the area (Spittlefields, Brick... More 

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Thank JudyLemke
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Literary connection THE MARVELS by Brian Selznick. I learned about this house from the epilogue of that book and added the house tour to my London itinerary. Unique. I am so glad I did. The sensory experience of walking through the rooms of the house was memorable. For a time I was also in the 19th century. I toured at... More 

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Thank Sue Ellen R
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very atmospheric. Go in mid-winter for the best experience. I can still remember the smell of the house.

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Thank tanno1992
London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on a fairly bright day and although it clearly states that it is lit by candlelight to give visitors a feeling of what the era was like, its just TOO dark to see very much - particularly in the basement kitchen (I am very glad we did not do the evening tour) Also the statement that visitors should not... More 

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Thank wontbeconned
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The house basically takes you on a journey of a silk weaving family in Spitalfields over the centuries. Moving from the bottom to top you have a view at how life changed for the family over time. You don't speak, you see, smell and listen to things that have long gone. You become part of the houses' history and the... More 

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Thank HarleMin
Whittlesey, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I were not sure what to make of this place. Buy an old house fill it with antiques, place a few thought provoking cards around and charge £10 per person to walk around it in absolute silence. What a way to make easy money. The student on the door and the students inside were not in any... More 

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New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Unless you are already in the area, like visiting the Tower of London, with extra time on your hands, I would skip this. The house has about 10 rooms with articles from previous centuries, and there are no explanations about what you're seeing (and many of the rooms had the exact same china, making me dubious). You walk around in... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Great but way to expensive , no magic involved & staff not even dressed in period costume . Felt bit ripped off . Billed as smells and sounds of historic London . Heard a clock Chime and there was a scented candle .,

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