Dennis Severs’ House
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Dennis Severs’ House is a time capsule attraction in which visitors are immersed in a unique form of theatre. The ten rooms of this original Huguenot house have been decked out to recreate snapshots of life in Spitalfields between 1724 and 1914. An escorted tour through the compelling ‘still-life drama’, as American creator Dennis Severs put it, takes you through the cellar, kitchen, dining room, smoking room and upstairs to the bedrooms. With hearth and candles burning, smells lingering and objects scattered apparently haphazardly, it feels as though the inhabitants had deserted the rooms only moments before. The Dennis Severs House tour is unsuitable for children as tours are conducted in silence.
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Dennis Severs' Annual Christmas Installation
Step into Christmas, circa 1724. This frozen-in-time house, tucked away down a Liverpool St sidestreet has been given a festive makeover, complete with freshly wrapped presents, the sound of carollers and the aroma of a Christmas dinner – almost as if...Walks and tours Sunday November 24 2019 - Monday January 6 2020
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The most beautiful house of #London 😍 A taste of the opulent!! Vote for @DennisSeversHse at #LoveLondonAwards
Its so beautiful its breathtaking and wonderfully curated when you think of some of the tawdry touristy stuff around this feels and looks the real deal...im saving up to take my boyfriend and best friend at Christmas...to say the decorations are stunning is an understatement...its the best £10 you will spend anywhere in London on a Sunday...I was priveledged to meet Dennis a few times,what can i say ..Thank You xxx
The house is exquisite in that it takes you on a journey and you feel as though the family are with you, watching, teasing the way we speak, the clothes we wear. It's an emotional experience where time stands still.
Loved the house - what a unique place, unlike any museum I have been to before. Really fascinating and we easily spent 45 minutes in silence just staring at everything. Appeals very much to the nosey who like to look around how other people live, but with a time traveller twist. Only downsides are that other annoying people kept talking (please enforce the silence more severely); the signs around the house were patronising (yes, we are getting how this house works, stop telling us we don't); and some parts are a little shabby (you can tell the difference between period shabby and just things that have worn down through all the people staring at them). Overall, definitely a must see as there is not another place quite like this!
A unique experience and well worth the admission price. Difficult to describe (I said it was unique); it's a bit like your arrival has startled and scared away the ghosts of the Jervis's. The rooms aren't huge (a comment, not a criticism) like all similar houses so that limits numbers. However there's a lot to see and take in in each room and it's a visit best not rushed. If you visit I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
Absolutely brilliant! A real piece of living history. The attention to detail is amazing, like stepping back 300 years. All museums should be done this way, if it were possible. Highly recommended.
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