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    DENNIS SEVERS' HOUSE

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    Dennis Severs' House

    18 Folgate St. (Spitalfields)

    London

    (44) 020-7247-4013 | www.dennissevershouse.co.uk

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    • ATTRACTION

      Period House
    • HOURS/TIMES

      Sun.: 12:00pm-4:00pm; Mon.: 12:00pm-2:00pm (following the first and third Sun.), 6:00pm-9:00pm; Wed.: 6:00pm-9:00pm (Oct.-Mar.); Last Thurs. of every month: 7:00pm
    • PRICE

      GBP 7-14
    • POPULAR TIMES

      Sunday afternoon
    • RESERVE IN ADVANCE

      No reservation necessary except for Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday "Silent" nights
    • WAIT TIME WITHOUT RESERVATION

      None
    • HIGHLIGHTS

      Christmas decorations during the holiday season
    • ALLOW

      45 min.
    • TUBE

      Liverpool Street
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    VIBE

    Artist Dennis Severs lived in this house for two decades, 1979-1999, transforming the different rooms into microcosms of former centuries. Somber and intriguing, each room of the house is decorated in a different style mainly from the 18th and 19th centuries. Arranged as if the inhabitants have only just left, displays of items such as half-eaten bread and candles burning along with different sounds and scents for each room titillate visitors as they walk through.

    GO HERE WITH

    Older children; significant others; parents; friends

    WHY WE LIKE IT

    Each room really feels like you have been transported to another time period. Some of the rooms were eerie in how they gave us the illusion of trespassing.

    WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE

    It is difficult to find someone to ask questions as you are meant to walk through the house in silence.

    GOOD TO KNOW

    This house is based around a fictitious Huguenot family with the last name of Jervis. The family was meant to have lived in the house 1724-1914. Each room shows the lives of this family in different time periods. On the last Thursday of every month, the house is open for an “Exclusive Silent Night.” The evening begins at 7pm, costs GBP 45 per person, and includes a BBC documentary showing as well as champagne or mulled wine.

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