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Dennis Severs' House

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Address: 18 Folgate Street | Liverpool Street Tube, London E1 6BX, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7247 4013
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12:00 - 16:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon 18:00 - 21:00
Wed 18:00 - 21:00
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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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Highly atmospheric

I thoroughly enjoyed the silent night tour around the house. Each room has an atmosphere of a bygone era. I felt a few more sounds and smells would have enhanced the feeling of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The candle-lit night time tour was phenomenal. It was surprising, delightful and at times, unnerving. I've never experienced anything quite like it. It must be experienced first hand to be fully understood. Highly recommend it- though not with small children or pets.While it's easier to see in-depth detail during the daylight tours, the candle lit tour is rather special.

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a fascinating house. We have visited it on a number of occasions. It is clearly much loved and cared for by its custodians. We had the night-time silent visit when the house is lit by candlelight throughout. It really does reflect Georgian life. It is not appropriate for children. It is a great experience. It will not occupy... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent a delightful 40 minutes at Dennis Severs' House. The rooms are very well dressed for an atmospheric, historical sensory overload. We went on a Monday (12noon-2pm) and were glad we arrived in good time as the wait time in the queue was 30 minutes. Anyone arriving after 12:45 may not get in. We found the staff informative and... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Probably not, unless you are looking at some Hollywood blockbuster. However Dennis Sever's House is as near as you can get to it. This really is "Theatre of the Building". After a brief introduction, entering into number 18 is moving into another world where the excellent settings and arrangements lead one's imagination back to the original period. We have been... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I thoroughly enjoyed the silent night tour around the house. Each room has an atmosphere of a bygone era. I felt a few more sounds and smells would have enhanced the feeling of stepping back in time, but it's a minor point because the room sets are excellent and there is an abundance of objects in each. I would have... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A long awaited but disappointing experience. The advertised 10 minute introduction comprised 2 minutes on the doorstep telling us what we could not do inside the house. We expected to be told a little something about the house and hoped to be told about the silk weavers-nothing. We went at night to get the full effect of the candlelight and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really different but fun and very immersive, Sight, sound, feel and smell to the fore (No touch). Remember this is a trip through history not just up and down a house so the condition and temperature of the rooms as you travel tell a great tale. Great trip worth your while whether on first or 21st trip to London, Easy... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The house is an interesting experience. You visit after dark to experience a 17th century household in candlelight. You need to use all your senses. They play on your imagination. Just one warning: try not to look out the window as the surrounding modern office buildings will spoil the experience.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Silence, candles, narrow stairs, clocks ticking and floors creaking. If they didn't limit the number of people in the house the freedom of not being rushed would be lost. Make sure you book and don't bother taking out your camera - you're monitored to ensure no photos are taken. And that's a good thing in a world where we rush,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As an art historian, Dennis Sever's house was a dream come true for me. I never experienced something so poetic in my life. I warmly encourage visitors to visit this extraordinary place.

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