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Dennis Severs' House

18 Folgate Street | Liverpool Street Tube, London E1 6BX, England
+44 20 7247 4013
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A silent walk through time

This is a unique experience that will stay with you for years. I was so immersed in the whole... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
20508143
"You either get it or you don't".................I didn't

Maybe because it was the last sight in a busy day, maybe it was over-my-head. No, it just kinda... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Dennis Severs' House offers a glimpse into 18th-century (Georgian-era) life in England.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 21:00
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18 Folgate Street | Liverpool Street Tube, London E1 6BX, England
Spitalfields
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a unique experience that will stay with you for years. I was so immersed in the whole experience that I didn't even want to talk (for me that is exceptional). You are asked to walk through the house in silence to fully appreciate...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe because it was the last sight in a busy day, maybe it was over-my-head. No, it just kinda sucks. I was looking forward to an emotional experience, a peak into past family's lives and a reflection of my own mortality. What I found was...More

1  Thank agedude
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I waited with dozens of others today on the queue at Open House London. Not once did staff come out to explain they were taking only 10 people in at a time (the guidebook says max 30 and got that 10 person info from someone...More

Thank genibre69
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend in Canada read about Dennis Severs' House and wanted to visit during her week staying with me last week. We arrived at 12pm on a Monday and a small queue was forming outside. We all did not know much about Dennis Severs himself,...More

Thank Joanna K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been wanting to visit this house for along time. It's very difficult to explain, but if you want something completely different to the modern noisey world and you love history and art, then you will love Dennis Severs house. You can not take...More

Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with some friends. I had read about this place online and had wanted to go for a while. Outside, we were given a short explanation of where to go and the idea behind the exhibition. We all enjoyed looking around the house, but did...More

Thank Elain01
Reviewed 15 August 2017

In our attention deficit, hyperactive age where people have got so used to being 'entertained' and 'stimulated' whilst remaining essentially passive, here is a rarity: an experience where you have to pay attention and use your imagination! So after the frenetic pace of London, before...More

2  Thank WiseTurttle
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Overall, this visit would definitely qualify as an interesting and a positive addition to our trip. The house was just next door to our hotel and I had read reviews in multiple places advising a visit. We went in the evening when the house was...More

Thank pixi345
Reviewed 26 July 2017

This is an art project. With the condition of some of the upper rooms, it's hard to believe that he lived here. A "still life drama" "you either see it or you don't." Not in my case. There are many many interesting old artifacts (look...More

Thank SWFSuzy
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Impressive, my grandson found it interesting and got the history. I'm older and had a challenge between the amount of narrow stairs and very dim light. Be aware if you have challenges with walking and seeing this is not a good fit. It is sort...More

1  Thank 15gigi
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Samanlodhi
10 July 2016|
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Response from extased | Reviewed this property |
It'd spoil the experience to have your camera out - the whole point is you're stepping back in time
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sadiedog2015
10 May 2016|
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Response from deabs8 | Reviewed this property |
I believe that reservations are required and that those reservations are at night. It does look cool at nighttime. The darkness helps the ambiance too. :)
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OldMominCT
26 December 2015|
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Response from monkeymonkeyyou | Reviewed this property |
When we visited there was a French guy and his eight or nine year old daughter. She seemed to love the place and its idiosyncracies. Some of the guides pointed out hidden things to her and set off a canary mechanical toy... More
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