Dennis Severs' House

 
 
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18 Folgate Street, Spitalfields, London E1 6BX
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Every Sunday afternoon 12pm-4pm, Monday (following the 1st and 3rd Sundays) 12pm-2pm and 6-9pm
 
PRICES
£8 (Sun), £5 (Mon lunch time), £12 (Mon Candlelight Tours - booking essential)
 

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Dennis Severs' HouseThe brainchild of eccentric designer and performer, Dennis Severs' House at 18 Folgate Street captures, in a series of evocative snapshots, 18th century life as experienced by a family of Huguenot silk weavers. Built in 1724, Severs transformed each individual room within the red-brick Georgian terraced house into evocative tableaux vivants designed to draw the visitor into another world and another all-encompassing experience. Visitors or guests are invited to explore, in total silence - by fire or candlelight - each of the ten rooms. Smells, sounds, and sensations suck visitors deeper into each tableau, enabling them to piece together every scene to produce a living creation. This historic gem deserves to be experienced as the creator intended - in silence and with an open mind.

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Candles and creativity, 18th century atmosphere and ambience, history brought to life.

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Dennis Severs' House ToursDennis Severs' House ToursDennis Severs' House ToursA guided tour of Dennis Severs' House is one of the must-see attractions of hidden London. The living museum, the brainchild of eccentric designer and performer, Dennis Sever, captures, in a series of evocative snapshots, 18th century life as experienced by a family of Huguenot silk weavers. Built in 1724, the red-brick Georgian terraced house has 2015/09/02 Where:
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A guided tour of Dennis Severs' House is one of the must-see attractions of hidden London. The living museum, the brainchild of eccentric designer and performer, Dennis Sever, captures, in a series of evocative snapshots, 18th century life as experienced by a family of Huguenot silk weavers. Built in 1724, the red-brick Georgian terraced house has ... More about this event
 
 

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Opening and closing times for Dennis Severs' House

Today (Wednesday) Dennis Severs' House closes at 21.00

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Tuesday:

Closed
 
 

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Closed
 
 

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Closed
 
 

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LondonTown.com - Dennis Severs' House Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Liverpool Street Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Whitechapel Overground Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Spitalfields Car Park
 
1 minutes walk
 
Great Eastern Street NCP
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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    2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 4 minutes from Dennis Severs' House
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