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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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Loved it to bits!

Quirky, solemn, fun, gloomy, steep, historic, theatrical, did I say quirky already? Just loved the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Oslo, Norway
A unique experience

Not like anywhere else I've ever been to. The legacy of one man, an American, who lived in the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Patsy T
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Dennis Severs' House offers a glimpse into 18th-century (Georgian-era) life in England.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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18 Folgate Street | Liverpool Street Tube, London E1 6BX, England
+44 20 7247 4013
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Reviewed yesterday

Quirky, solemn, fun, gloomy, steep, historic, theatrical, did I say quirky already? Just loved the allowed half hour my little group had to spend in there, a flat full of remnants from a bygone era, over four floors with creaky stairs linking. Scents, sounds and...More

Thank 1Norwegian
Reviewed 2 days ago

Not like anywhere else I've ever been to. The legacy of one man, an American, who lived in the house as you see it, out of the 19th century. Amazing atmosphere and detail, but not quite as overwhelming as the website makes out, in my...More

Thank Patsy T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An amazingly immersive and atmospheric art experience! Well worth an hour of your time if you’re looking for something different to do in London.

Thank weaselferret
Reviewed 1 week ago

For a decade I've been telling visitors to London about this place. Never will I do so again. A group of visiting Americans booked to go here on my advice, for which I now feel the need to apologise profusely. Our visit was after London...More

1  Thank LDN37
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visit to Dennis Severs's house starts with a long wait to enter and, when the door eventually opens, a smarmy man gives the introductory talk, short on information, more a list of all the things that you are not allowed to do. Unsaid -...More

6  Thank gela-girl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pretty magical and unusual experience stepping back in time through several centuries and going through the house in silence and in candlelight and examining each room full of the wares and history of the previous inhabitants. Don’t forget to say hi to the kitty!!

Thank Kai-HT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Neither a museum nor an art gallery. Still not sure whether we fully "got it". But it was interesting if a little (at £10) over priced. This 4 storey house is packed with art and artifacts helping you to immerse yourself in the life of...More

Thank Col07
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't recommend this more. London is full of fabulous museums but this is incredible. It's not looking at exhibits in glass cases this is truly living the experience of life in a London home hundreds of years ago. All conversation is discouraged by the...More

Thank Helen I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From J Boy of Derby I must admit when I saw the queue I nearly didn't bother, but once inside I was so pleased I waited the half hour. It's set on 4 floors not good I admit for people with mobility problems. Dennis Severs...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a Monday, Dennis Severs' House is open from 12pm-2pm and, on a drizzly day, I duly rolled up at a couple of minutes to twelve to find that a queue had already formed. They only let ten people in at a time and, as...More

2  Thank Elaine R
For a glimpse of Georgian and Victorian London at its
most pristine, or a peek into what's apt to be the
next big global trend, the hipster zone of
Spitalfields can provide hours of amazement. Around
the clock, this is a haven for early morning bargain
hunters sizing up its street markets, foodie foragers
throughout the day, or late night revelers hitting
some of London's most popular bars and clubs.

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31 December 2017|
Response from Loulou174 | Reviewed this property |
Starts at £15.00 per person. Different experiences available. Check the website for full information.
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
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. :)