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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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Scary, interesting and unique

Went yesterday with five friends not really knowing what to expect but would strongly recommend a... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2017
lindapr2015
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
A sunday afternoon with a TWIST...taking you back in time

We took our USA friends on a journey back to the 1820's with an hour creeping through the 'locked... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2017
Gary S
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Dennis Severs' House offers a glimpse into 18th-century (Georgian-era) life in England.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
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18 Folgate Street | Liverpool Street Tube, London E1 6BX, England
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

Went yesterday with five friends not really knowing what to expect but would strongly recommend a visit. The stairs are a bit daunting but it's strange to see how people lived with so little light. The cat was lovely!

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

We took our USA friends on a journey back to the 1820's with an hour creeping through the 'locked in time' Dennis Seavers house. My second experience so I could linger longer in each room and take in the experience. For thoses that want a...More

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Reviewed 24 February 2017

Really fantastic. My 14 year old son and I visited and loved it. You visit a townhouse lit by candle light. It is kind of like walking into a history text book 4D experience. You can hear the people of the house talking and you...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2017

This is a completely unique experience and unlike anything I have come across before. I love the fact London has gems like this just waiting to be discovered. The creator was a genius with an eye for detail I can't get my head around. Walking...More

7  Thank Melissa C
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

This visit has stayed with me for days and made me very grateful to be living in the 21st century. You enter the house, are asked not to speak, and move from room to room in silence, looking at objects and taking in as much...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Wasn't sure what to expect here but my friend had booked tickets for 6pm entry. We were met at the door, invited in and advised to view round the house in silence. Lit only by candlelight, it is like stepping back in time. From the...More

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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

A truly unique experience which I incorporated as part of my birthday celebrations with a party of friends. Everyone takes something different from this house, so amazingly atmospheric, thought provoking and unusual. I must visit again.

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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

What could be more romantic than a candle light exploration into another time and place with your significant other. Soak up the atmosphere, smells and sights. Don't tell your partner where they are going....go on a mystery date. It is beautifully crafted. I'm so grateful...More

1  Thank WeeJeanLondon
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Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

My son and I loved the Dennis Severs' House. Unique and unlike anything else we have experienced. Atmospheric and very evocative. It is said that when visiting this house, you either understand what it is all about or you don't get the concept at all....More

3  Thank Gilly C
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

The concept of this house can be a little hard to grasp, but it is essentially an evocative series of set piece rooms dressed to appear as if they were still in use by the house's (imaginary) occupants through the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries....More

1  Thank Corb2000
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MarbellaSpainPatsy
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Response from Loulou174 | Reviewed this property |
Starts at £15.00 per person. Different experiences available. Check the website for full information.
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Samanlodhi
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
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sadiedog2015
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. :)
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