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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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OK, so I didn't see it.

This is an art project. With the condition of some of the upper rooms, it's hard to believe that he... read more

Reviewed yesterday
SWFSuzy
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Naples, Florida
Very Unique experience

Impressive, my grandson found it interesting and got the history. I'm older and had a challenge... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
15gigi
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San Francisco, California
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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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18 Folgate Street | Liverpool Street Tube, London E1 6BX, England
Spitalfields
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Reviewed yesterday

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 3 days ago

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

Thank 15gigi
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, I typically enjoy the abstract, different & unique ... I regularly seek those type of things out when visiting new places ...The build up in my mind and anticipation where much more than this attraction could deliver; a disappointment for sure. By my standards...More

Thank Amy C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Either you get it, or you don't. I got it and loved it. I really wish I could have taken pictures of it though. I loved the fact you had smells and sounds that helped you see the whole picture. I can only imagine how...More

Thank kschatterbox
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are not many words that can describe this experience. you would have to just do it yourself.. its a sensory visit, what you see, smell and hear is just like walking in to a time machine only better. I feel lucky to have seen...More

Thank Kukizcake
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I visited this because we wanted something different, and it certainly checked that box for us. We loved how there was no electricity and it was silent. We felt like it created a whole different experience and forced you to focus more...More

Thank Buggie67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This house is certainly something to see. It is extremely atmospheric and full of period pieces. The rooms have genuine atmosphere but I found the house a little too dark to really appreciate and it is somewhat 'shabby' and very dusty in places. Some shutters...More

Thank Loulou174
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The visit was as expected. Walking through a family home as it might have appeared before electricity, sewerage and potable water supply. Also the tour concept requires a conscious and meditative suspension of current ideas of living standards and modes to achieve the aims of...More

1  Thank laterstarter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This house is so delightful, such a hidden gem in London. Very few people have heard of it, sadly, but perhaps it is better this way, as it would be destroyed by the passage of too many feet. This house belonged to Dennis Severs, an...More

2  Thank almosta107
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Close to Spitalfields market in an interesting 'ye olde worldly' street, this is one of those quirky, unusual 'museums' that offer a nice counterpoint to the must sees and major attractions in London. A real house, or so it seems, that gives you a great...More

2  Thank Kevin D
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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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