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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 jewel!

Step over the threshold and be transported to another world - a candle-lit, crackling fires... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ajacwilson
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Greater London, United Kingdom
Wonderful glimpse of the past

We visited this evening, and I was unsure what to expect given the recent mixed reviews. However... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Francesca S
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Dennis Severs' House offers a glimpse into 18th-century (Georgian-era) life in England.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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18 Folgate Street | Liverpool Street Tube, London E1 6BX, England
Spitalfields
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Step over the threshold and be transported to another world - a candle-lit, crackling fires evocation of another age. Wonder at the staging of each room and, at the very top, hear the tolling bell telling of Victoria's accession. Step out into the 21st century...More

Thank ajacwilson
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this evening, and I was unsure what to expect given the recent mixed reviews. However, we really enjoyed the experience. It isn't a museum, it's an experience. The sounds are authentic and unobtrusive - I really liked the sounds of the carriages, the...More

Thank Francesca S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sunday we waited 45 minutes in freezing cold weather. Denis Severs was an American and the motto of the house tells it all. We did not "Get it" First going downstairs our eyes were not accustomed to the dark so fearful where we trip. The...More

Thank MicheleColette
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be advised, the content of the website is somewhat misleading. A degree of poetic license and hyperbole has been employed to embellish something that is not quite as the advertising would have you believe. You are exhorted to submit to your imagination and immerse yourself...More

Thank Josh H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can not write something new regarding visit, which ist not already written. It was very positive and unusual experience. I just want to add some remarks regarding visit with children. We booked the "Silent night" visit with two kids 6 & 8 eight years...More

Thank Igor P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Moderate entry fee,at a quite central location. It's a bit different from other recreation houses, as it's not just a visual experience. We did a day tour, self-guided, with no booking. The way it's conceived makes it an immersive experience, with plenty of detail to...More

Thank Leticia G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The house is interesting to see in its own right, the stuff in it is a bit of a jumble of old antiques which are fine if you like that sort of thing. It's very much theatre, without any actors but your imagination. Worth doing...More

3  Thank Jon Potter
Reviewed 7 November 2017

The house is very atmospheric - as if the occupants had just stepped out of the room. Rooms are on show from basement to attic, showing how everyone from master to servants lived. The candlelight, evening tour was wonderful, but be careful if you are...More

Thank Kay W
Reviewed 5 November 2017

This is SUCH a lovely experience - like walking round a silent still life by candle-light. I'd totally recommend it. We went at 7 for 'Silent Night' (you book in for a 45 minute slot) so it was dark, which added to the atmosphere. There...More

1  Thank jojoDorset
Reviewed 3 November 2017

A dusty, decaying, candlelit house full of junk? Or a rare visual and emotional treasure far from twenty-first century streets? There is no adequate way to describe this place. Go with an open mind. You will be released from the tyranny of the camera and...More

1  Thank Dyegourmet
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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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