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Dennis Severs’ House

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Dennis Severs House
Photograph: James Brittain

Time Out says

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 its eccentric 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. It’s a particularly special place to visit during the festive season, when the whole house is adorned with period Christmas decorations. Be advised that it’s probably not suitable to bring kids along to, as tours are conducted in silence. 

Rosie Hewitson
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Rosie Hewitson


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