Dennis Severs’ House, Spitalfields

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LONDON | Dennis Severs’ House is one of London’s quirkiest gems and, despite its central location, has managed to stay off the radar of most visitors. Located on Folgate Street in Spitalfields, Dennis Severs’ House is a “still-life drama” created by Dennis Severs, an American artist who lived in the house and was inspired by thoughts of what life would have been like inside the house for its original occupants, the Jervis family, between 1724 and 1914.

The Jervis’ were a family of Huguenot silk weavers, and visitors, who tour the house in silence, are treated to ten rooms – the cellar, kitchen, dining room, smoking room and upstairs to the bedrooms. The Jervis’ might be long gone, but walking through Dennis Severs’ House it’s as if they are still living there – from the warmth of the crackling live fireplace to the candlelit rooms, the smell of food, and ruffled bed sheets etc, its both fascinating and eerie.

A typical visit lasts around 45 minutes and includes a short introduction. Bookings are required except on Sunday daytime and Monday lunchtime.

Dennis Severs’ House

18 Folgate Street
London E1 6BX
United Kingdom

Telephone: 020 7247 4013
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.dennissevershouse.co.uk/

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