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Dennis Severs' House

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I had read about this place before coming, so I knew what I was getting into. Its really more like... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carolyn B
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Toronto, Canada
Atmospheric

Not really a place for history. There is no information about the place, or where things came from... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
IntrepidTraveller777
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Dennis Severs' House offers a glimpse into 18th-century (Georgian-era) life in England.
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18 Folgate Street | Liverpool Street Tube, London E1 6BX, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This house is extraordinary. It's a combination historical realism combined with artistic intent. I suppose it could be called a sort of 'installation' but that doesn't do it justice. It covers about 2 centuries but is concentrated most on the the French Huguenot silk weaving...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had read about this place before coming, so I knew what I was getting into. Its really more like a large art exhibit than a museum. The experience is in studying the way the house has been dressed up, and exploring the tiny details,...More

1  Thank Carolyn B
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

It is wise to read about this place before you visit as it is NOT a museum as you know it. The simplest way to describe the house is as an experience, you have to use your imagination but if you do you are going...More

2  Thank RosieLincs
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Totally mad and surreal experience. Worth the trip. Strangely disturbing on a winters night with the only light by candles and nobody allowed to speak.

Thank Shotsjunior
Reviewed 2 August 2018

The house experience feels compromised by the forced addition of elements extraneous to the house itself. We thought we were going to see a preserved 18th century home and some of it is, but overall more operatic than realistic in our opinion anyhow. And too...More

Thank Keon N
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Not really a place for history. There is no information about the place, or where things came from, what things are. Very dark inside. You are supposed to imagine that you are living in that time, many years ago. No photography. I used a flashlight/torch...More

Thank IntrepidTraveller777
Reviewed 10 July 2018

through the years i have visited meny historical houses, nothing prepered me for this scam. They call it "Silent night", the only reasune they want silent is to prevent you from screaming ROBBERY. If you value your time and money, stau away.

2  Thank ruyoto
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

It’s best not to describe this visit in too much detail - just try it, you won’t be disappointed. Nothing quite like it in London.

Thank DominoKW
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

How to time travel? Come here Such a brilliant concept - will you understand it? Amazing details. I shouldn’t praise it too much in case it becomes another Venice.

Thank 14aaa
Reviewed 8 July 2018

I had always heard about this place and wasn't disappointed when I visited. Especially with all the glass towers going up around the neighborhood/Liverpool Street Station, it is in complete contrast to walk down a cobblestone street and enter a house as might have been...More

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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
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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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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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