Dennis Severs' House

 
 
ADDRESS
18 Folgate Street, Spitalfields, London E1 6BX 
 
TELEPHONE
 
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.

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

Also known as:
18 Folgate Street

 

Dennis Severs' House events

 
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 1st January Where:
Dennis Severs' House, 18  Folgate Street      E1 6BX
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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 (Sunday) Dennis Severs' House closes at 16.00

Monday:

12.00
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14.00
 
 

Tuesday:

Closed
 
 

Wednesday:

Closed
 
 

Thursday:

Closed
 
 

Friday:

Closed
 
 

Saturday:

Closed
 
 

Sunday:

12.00
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16.00
 
 

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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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  23% off
26 Widegate Street, E1 | 4 minutes from Dennis Severs' House
Rez Apartments London are a family run, boutique property in the financial district of London. Located in the heart of The City and nearby to Hoxton ... More
 
 
 
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London > Apartment > Apartment   from £87  30% off
196 Bishopsgate, EC2M | 4 minutes from Dennis Severs' House
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South Place Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £113  27% off
3 South Place, EC2M | 6 minutes from Dennis Severs' House
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Alternative Historic Buildings nearest Dennis Severs' House

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Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 4 minutes from Dennis Severs' House
Built in 1729, Nicholas Hawksmoor's Christ Church creation was declared dangerous and closed in 1956. Vigorous campaigning, from the poet Sir John Betjeman among others, eventually ... More
 
 
 
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Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, City, London EC2N | 9 minutes from Dennis Severs' House
At 601 feet, Tower 42 was the first skyscraper in the City of London when it was officially opened in June 1981 by Her Majesty ... More
 
 
 
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The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
30 St Mary Axe, City, London EC3V | 9 minutes from Dennis Severs' House
Designed by Norman Foster and affectionately, and understandably, dubbed "The Gherkin" thanks to its unique bullet-shape tower, 30 St Mary Axe stands out as one of ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Dennis Severs' House

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Dennis Severs' House
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Raven Row
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
56 Artillery Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 3 minutes from Dennis Severs' House
Raven Row, a non-profit contemporary art centre in Spitalfields, not far from the Market, opened to the public on 28th February 2009. The name - nothing ... More
 
 
 
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Former Shoreditch Underground Station
London > Attractions >
Pedley Street, off Brick Lane, E1 | 5 minutes from Dennis Severs' House
The former Shoreditch Underground Station closed in 2006, and while the rest of the line re-opened in 2010 as part of the London Overground network, poor ... More
 
 
 
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Brick Lane
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 6 minutes from Dennis Severs' House
London's own "Curry Mile", Brick Lane is home to so much more than first-rate spiced food, it also plays host to Jewish bagel shops, Indian sari ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Dennis Severs' House

Near Dennis Severs' House
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The Art of the Brick
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 26th September 2014 to 4th January 2015
The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, E1 | 4 minutes from Dennis Severs' House
See the Mona Lisa in LEGO when you visit The Art of the Brick, a display of over 75 sculptures created out of more than ...More
 
 
 
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The Culpeper Picnic
London > Events > Foodie Events  Dates: 1st to 31st August 2014
The Culpeper, 40 Commercial Street, E1 | 7 minutes from Dennis Severs' House
Throughout August The Culpeper in east London is providing the chance to enjoy a picnic on their rooftop farm. Formerly the building's upper floor, the space ...More
 
 
 
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The West End Stage Summer School (Ages 8-21)
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 29th, 30th and 31st August 2014 - 10am-5pm
Guildhall School Of Music And Drama, Silk Street, EC2Y | 13 minutes from Dennis Severs' House
Three, one week-long courses offering expertise in various aspects of stage performance and technical ability....More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Dennis Severs' House

Near Dennis Severs' House
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ClueQuest
London > Entertainment >
11 Plough Yard, EC2A | 3 minutes from Dennis Severs' House
Following Pinky and the Brain's failed attempt at taking over the world, it's now time for another mouse to have a crack at it. Having escaped ... More
 
 
 
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Bishopsgate Institute
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
230 Bishopsgate, Spitalfields, London EC2M | 3 minutes from Dennis Severs' House
Built in 1891-94 by Charles Harrison Townsend, the Bishopsgate Institute's facade has a theme of arts and crafts. Inside you will find 19th century tiling, a ... More
 
 
 
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The Old Truman Brewery
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 4 minutes from Dennis Severs' House
Popular with the Shoreditch crowd on the weekends, The Old Truman Brewery houses more than 200 small, creative businesses, a bar and several areas for hire. ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Dennis Severs' House

The best shops and markets near Dennis Severs' House
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Timothy Everest
London > Shopping > Menswear
32 Elder Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 1 minute from Dennis Severs' House
Old-style quality is married with modern design sensibility by the leading light of the new school of English tailors.... More
 
 
 
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Old Spitalfields Market
London > Shopping > Markets
1 Crispin Place, Spitalfields, London E1 | 2 minutes from Dennis Severs' House
Nestled in the heart of the city, in the shadow of Christ Church, Spitalfields Market marries market stalls with modern shops and restaurants. Where the delightful ... More
 
 
 
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A Gold
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
42 Brushfield Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 3 minutes from Dennis Severs' House
As absurd as it may seem, A Gold is one of the only delis in London to specialise entirely in British produce. Touted as "the village ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Dennis Severs' House

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The Water Poet
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
9-11 Folgate Street, E1 | Same location as Dennis Severs' House
In the heart of the City, just off bustling Bishopsgate, The Water Poet's well-worn charm is a breath of fresh air in an area usually dominated ... More
 
 
 
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Galvin La Chapelle
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
35 Spital Square, Spitalfields, London E1 | 1 minute from Dennis Severs' House
The Galvin brothers Chris and Jeff's latest effort is this superb restaurant located in a converted Victorian school chapel near Spitalfields, labelled "one of the few ... More
 
 
 
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Hawksmoor Spitalfields
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
157a Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 1 minute from Dennis Severs' House
Longhorn cattle traditionally reared in North Yorkshire, hung for at least 28 days and simply cooked on a real charcoal grill at the Hawksmoor. This is ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Dennis Severs' House

Near Dennis Severs' House
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 5 minutes from Dennis Severs' House
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 8 minutes from Dennis Severs' House
Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ... More
 
 
 
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 13 minutes from Dennis Severs' House
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Dennis Severs' House

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All Star Lanes, Brick Lane
London > Leisure > Activities
95 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 4 minutes from Dennis Severs' House
The third of these increasingly popular 1950s retro-America style bowling alleys opened in late 2008 to much critical acclaim. Located in the Old Truman Brewery on ... More
 
 
 
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L!FE Shoreditch
London > Leisure >
The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, E1 | 5 minutes from Dennis Severs' House
Spread over three floors L!FE is a unique space within The Old Truman Brewery where yoga, food and music sit side-by-side. ... More
 
 
 
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Tower Bridge Health and Fitness Club
London > Leisure >
45 Prescot Street, E1 | 14 minutes from Dennis Severs' House
Free to use for all hotel residents, the Tower Bridge Health and Fitness Club boasts a range of luxury fitness and spa services. The fully equipped ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Dennis Severs' House

The best pubs near London Dennis Severs' House.
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The Crown and Shuttle
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
226 Shoreditch High Street, E1 | 2 minutes from Dennis Severs' House
After serving two queens and a king, surviving The Blitz and enjoying a period as a notorious strip club, The Crown and Shuttle sadly closed its ... More
 
 
 
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The White Horse
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 Exchange Square, Appold Street, EC2M | 4 minutes from Dennis Severs' House
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The George
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M | 6 minutes from Dennis Severs' House
One of five different restaurants and bars within the confines of the Andaz hotel, the George is a traditional looking pub - not your typical hotel ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Dennis Severs' House

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Smiths Spitalfields
London > Nightlife > Bars
109 Commercial Street, E1 | 3 minutes from Dennis Severs' House
Inspired by its sister bar, the long-standing Smiths of Smithfield, Smiths Spitalfields follows in its famous sibling's footsteps as an all-day dining venue celebrating the best ... More
 
 
 
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Shoreditch House
London > Nightlife > Bars
Ebor Street, Shoreditch, London E1 | 3 minutes from Dennis Severs' House
In a former tea warehouse in the part of town where the City meets the East End you'll find another off-shoot from Soho House founder Nick ... More
 
 
 
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The Queen Of Hoxton
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
1-5 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 4 minutes from Dennis Severs' House
Bar, club and art collective, the Queen of Hoxton prides itself on being a youth club for the adults of the east side. Opened in March ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Dennis Severs' House

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Dennis Severs' House.
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Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 4 minutes from Dennis Severs' House
Built in 1729, Nicholas Hawksmoor's Christ Church creation was declared dangerous and closed in 1956. Vigorous campaigning, from the poet Sir John Betjeman among others, eventually ... More
 
 
 
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Andaz Liverpool Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
40 Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M | 6 minutes from Dennis Severs' House
Housed in one of the great Victorian station hotels, this showstopper is a mixture of meticulous nineteenth century restoration and the glittering wit of Terrence Conran's ... More
 
 
 
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Shoreditch Town Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
380 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1V | 8 minutes from Dennis Severs' House
Site of the legendary Whirly Gig parties in the nineties, Shoreditch Town Hall lends itself well to any type of gathering. Re-opened in 2005, following a ... More
 
 
 
 

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Sunday at The Big Chill Bar
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 31st August 2014 

The Big Chill Bar 4 minutes walk from Dennis Severs' House

Johnny's four hour sets at the Big Chill Bar are a unique trip through film music, jazz and dubstep....More

Sunday at The Big Chill Bar
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 31st August 2014 

The Big Chill Bar 4 minutes walk from Dennis Severs' House

Regular Big Chiller Joseph Nelson returns to the bar with his huge collection of records, old classics and new cuts. ...More

Blues And Soul Sundays Presents
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 31st August 2014 

The Vibe Bar 4 minutes walk from Dennis Severs' House

John The Revelator and Fox spin smooth blues and soul, with live performances from Alison Levi, Raheem Brake, Brett M ...More

Ultraplay
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 31st August 2014 

Cafe 1001 5 minutes walk from Dennis Severs' House

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Definition & Fresh
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 31st August 2014 

Cargo 7 minutes walk from Dennis Severs' House

Electronic dance music courtesy of Definition All Stars, Johnny Fiore, 2 East, Davide Del Vecchio, Samson and Pekkuliar....More

Sol Flare
Concerts | On 31st August 2014 

The Bedroom Bar 7 minutes walk from Dennis Severs' House

The London-based pairing of Dom Wood and Sasha Rakhman performs its electronica originals. With support from Ma, Alexa Harley....More

Fellowship Church London
Music | Until 26th October 2014 

Cargo 7 minutes walk from Dennis Severs' House

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The Andre Luz Band
Concerts | On 31st August 2014 

Favela London 8 minutes walk from Dennis Severs' House

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Phloss
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 26th October 2014 

333 Mother 9 minutes walk from Dennis Severs' House

An eclectic party selection, spanning through house, hip hop, garage, drum'n'bass and other classics....More

Monday Mornings
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 28th September 2014 

Mother Bar 9 minutes walk from Dennis Severs' House

Phloss plays house, hip hop, garage, drum'n'bass and classics....More

 
 
 
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