Dennis Severs' House

Dennis Severs' House An 18th Century time capsule in Spitalfields, London which is open to the public for daytime and evening tours. www.dennissevershouse.co.uk

The house is a time capsule - sometimes opened up. Its creator was Dennis Severs, an artist who used his visitors' imaginations as his canvas and who lived in the house in much the same way as its original occupants might have done in the early 18th Century. Dennis Severs called his unique spectators sport "still-life drama", and his goal was to provide his visitors with a rare moment in which to become as lost in another time as they appear to be in their own.

Looking for a fun evening? Secret London has the perfect plan for you!First, a visit to Dennis Severs' House to take a j...
19/07/2019

Looking for a fun evening? Secret London has the perfect plan for you!

First, a visit to Dennis Severs' House to take a journey into the 18th Century and then you drop by Fight Club, Shoreditch for a cocktail! Lovely plan, isn't it?

''Wander over to Dennis Severs’ house for an early-evening filled with mystery and intrigue. This “still life drama” was created by the previous owner Dennis Severs as a “historical imagination” of what life would have been like inside for a family of Huguenot silk weavers.''

http://bit.ly/secretldnDSH

''Then, having neared it, I worked inside out from there to create what turned out to be a collection of atmospheres: mo...
18/07/2019

''Then, having neared it, I worked inside out from there to create what turned out to be a collection of atmospheres: moods that harbour the light and the spirit of various ages in Time.'' ⁠
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Extract from The @Guardian ⁠
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Dennis Severs 1948 - 1999

''With a candle, a chamber pot and a bedroll, I began sleeping in each of the house's 10 rooms so that I might arose my ...
16/07/2019

''With a candle, a chamber pot and a bedroll, I began sleeping in each of the house's 10 rooms so that I might arose my intuition in the quest for each room's soul.''⁠
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Extract from The @NYTimes ⁠
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Dennis Severs 1948 - 1999

#TheSpitalfieldsJourney is just around the corner! ⁠Join us and travel back in time into Spitalfields' past with a joint...
16/07/2019

#TheSpitalfieldsJourney is just around the corner! ⁠
Join us and travel back in time into Spitalfields' past with a joint visit to #DennisSeversHouse and
Bevis Marks Synagogue

Tours will take place Tuesdays & Thursdays evening.
Get your tickets now! bit.ly/spitalfieldsjourney

Many thanks to GANT for including the house in their article 'Beyond the British Museum'! A pleasure to be included alon...
14/07/2019

Many thanks to GANT for including the house in their
article 'Beyond the British Museum'! A pleasure to be included along with some wonderful places like Sir John Soane's Museum or Leighton House Museum.

''Each room is furnished as though it’s lived in by a fictional family of Huguenot silk weavers. It feels as though the family stepped out of the room just before you stepped in, leaving behind cast-off wigs, blazing fires, and half-eaten plates of food.''

http://bit.ly/GANTdsh

Our friends Wilton's Music Hall have just announced their autumn season that features the first ever female Scrooge on a...
10/07/2019

Our friends Wilton's Music Hall have just announced their autumn season that features the first ever female Scrooge on an English stage!

Written especially for Wilton's by renowned author Piers Torday, Christmas Carol - a fairy tale adapts a classic for the truly Dickensian atmosphere of this magical music hall: https://bit.ly/2KJA8bn

The Spitalfields Journey is featured in The World of Interiors!! 👏 Get your tickets now! ''From one of Britain's oldest ...
09/07/2019

The Spitalfields Journey is featured in The World of Interiors!! 👏 Get your tickets now!

''From one of Britain's oldest synagogue, the Bevis Marks, to Dennis Severs' House, retrace the steps of Huguenot Silk weavers.''

For tickets go to: bit.ly/spitalfieldsjourney

''Down deep, I always believed that one day I would travel past picture frames and into the marinated glow of a warmer, ...
08/07/2019

''Down deep, I always believed that one day I would travel past picture frames and into the marinated glow of a warmer, more mellow and more romantic light. There was one such light in particular, one that I saw in the combination of old varnish and paint, and that appealed to me as my ideal. By the age of 11, it was identified as English.''⁠
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Extract from The @Guardian ⁠
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Dennis Severs 1948 - 1999

Under the smoking room's spell your mind might suddenly feel the urge to join with the Georgians.
04/07/2019

Under the smoking room's spell your mind might suddenly feel the urge to join with the Georgians.

Want to do things locals do in London? Then this is your list! '43 Quirky and unusual things to do in London that will b...
03/07/2019
43 Quirky and unusual things to do in London that will blow your mind

Want to do things locals do in London? Then this is your list!

'43 Quirky and unusual things to do in London that will blow your mind' by Hues of Delahaye Travel & Lifestyle Blog.

http://bit.ly/dshhuesofd

This post gives 43 of the most quirky and unusual things to do in London by a local that will blow your mind.   London's big tourist attractions like Big Ben, London Eye, exhibitions and

#DennisSeversHouse is closed for the month of of July. This will allow us to carry out essential works to continue to of...
01/07/2019

#DennisSeversHouse is closed for the month of of July. This will allow us to carry out essential works to continue to offer all our guests a unique and magical experience.

You can still make your bookings for #TheSpitalfieldsJourney and other visits on our website www.dennissevershouse.co.uk

See you back in August!

This Sunday will be our last day before we close in July!We will be open from 12 to 3:15pm last admission. No need to bo...
27/06/2019

This Sunday will be our last day before we close in July!

We will be open from 12 to 3:15pm last admission. No need to book, just turn up!

The house will be closed for the whole month of July. This will allow us to carry out essential works to continue to offer all our guests a unique and magical experience.

Want to become an explorer? 🕵️‍♀️🕵️‍♂️ Join us and experience #TheSpitalfieldsJourney! Explore not one, but two of #East...
26/06/2019

Want to become an explorer? 🕵️‍♀️🕵️‍♂️
Join us and experience #TheSpitalfieldsJourney!

Explore not one, but two of #EastLondon’s treasured spaces, Bevis Marks Synagogue and Dennis Severs’ House. Uncover ritual silver and textiles at Bevis Marks. Wander by candlelight around Dennis Sever’s House and witness how the passage of time affects the silk trade from its early pomp to near collapse.

Tours will take place from the 1st of August to the 10th of September.

Spaces are limited so click on the link below and book your tickets now!
http://bit.ly/spitalfieldsjourney

Big thank you to our friends from Rough Guides!An honour to be included in a Top 8 list of 'British houses and homes' ❤️...
24/06/2019

Big thank you to our friends from Rough Guides!

An honour to be included in a Top 8 list of 'British houses and homes' ❤️

''Stepping across the threshold of 18 Folgate St is like passing through a picture-frame into a painting. As your eye readjusts to the candlelit gloom, your nostrils to the burning tallow, and you move through the shadows across the hall’s creaking floorboards, it becomes obvious that this is no museum.''

http://bit.ly/DSHroughguides

Unopened letters, the newspaper, pen, ink, a book. These are some of the items on the writing desk or the 'tank' as Dick...
20/06/2019

Unopened letters, the newspaper, pen, ink, a book. These are some of the items on the writing desk or the 'tank' as Dickens used to call it. ⠀
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Photography Mark Parren Taylor

There are too many thing to do in this city but Time Out London is here to help! Here are '101 Things To Do in London'. ...
19/06/2019

There are too many thing to do in this city but Time Out London is here to help!

Here are '101 Things To Do in London'. From nice bars, to ponds, markets or museums, like Dennis Severs' House 😉

Check it out here and make your start planning for the weekend!

http://bit.ly/101thingstimeout

Many thanks to the Gentle Author from the Spitalfields Life for sharing this lovely article abour Bevis Marks Synagogue....
17/06/2019

Many thanks to the Gentle Author from the Spitalfields Life for sharing this lovely article abour Bevis Marks Synagogue.

Join #TheSpitalfieldsJourney to visit both Bevis Marks and Dennis Severs' House this August. For tickets please visit:
bit.ly/spitalfieldsjourney

''On the sunlit morning I visited, my prevailing impression was of the dramatic contrast between the darkness of the ancient oak panelling and the pale white-washed walls illuminated by the tall clear-glass windows. You sense that you follow in the footsteps of innumerable Londoners who came there before you and it makes your heart leap.''

To read the article please visit: http://bit.ly/tsjspitalfieldslife

Happy Father's Day! Mr Jervis will be spending the day with the mischievous Sophie and little Williams. Clearly no bette...
16/06/2019

Happy Father's Day!

Mr Jervis will be spending the day with the mischievous Sophie and little Williams. Clearly no better way to spend father's day!

We are open today from 12 to 3:15pm last admission. No need to book, just turn up!

Only two months for #TheSpitalfieldsJourney to return! If you missed the past editions with 19 Princelet Street and Sand...
13/06/2019
The Spitalfields Journey | Dennis Severs' House - 18 Folgate Street

Only two months for #TheSpitalfieldsJourney to return!

If you missed the past editions with 19 Princelet Street and Sandys Row Synagogue, you can't miss this one! Join us on this edition and immerse yourself in the history of the Huguenots of East London.

bit.ly/spitalfieldsjourney

Selected daytimes4:30pm  |  6:30pm 1st | 6th | 8th | 13th | 15th | 20th | 22nd | 27th August 3rd | 5th | 10th September £25 per person Duration 1 hour and 45 mi

Experience Victorian London with Culture Trip, including a stop at 18 Folgate Street! ''London has plenty of famous thro...
12/06/2019
How to Experience Victorian London

Experience Victorian London with Culture Trip, including a stop at 18 Folgate Street!

''London has plenty of famous throwbacks to the Victorian era, from world-class museums to stunning landmarks. But there are also many less well-known attractions to discover in the city, like shopping arcades, pie-and-mash joints, cemeteries and pleasure gardens.''

http://bit.ly/culturetripvictorian

From Victorian-themed walking tours to some of the city’s oldest shops and restaurants, here’s the very best of Victorian London.

The Master bedroom, an intimate and private domain which you will sense you should enter only by invitation.The house is...
09/06/2019

The Master bedroom, an intimate and private domain which you will sense you should enter only by invitation.

The house is open today from 12 to 3:15pm last admission. No booking required, just turn up!

The story of a family of Huguenot silk-weavers is at the centre of 18 Folgate Street. Each room tells a chapter of the J...
06/06/2019

The story of a family of Huguenot silk-weavers is at the centre of 18 Folgate Street. Each room tells a chapter of the Jervis family story from 1724 to 1914.

Book your places and discover the story of the Jervis! http://bit.ly/DSHbookings

Photo by Mark Parren Taylor

Did you know that Bevis Marks Synagogue is Britain’s oldest Synagogue in continuous use? Join #TheSpitalfieldsJourney th...
05/06/2019

Did you know that Bevis Marks Synagogue is Britain’s oldest Synagogue in continuous use?

Join #TheSpitalfieldsJourney this August and discover this fantastic Grade One listed synagogue which houses a significant collection of ritual silver and textiles offering a rare insight into the ever changing fashions and craftsmanship of Spitalfields.

Tours will take place Tuesdays and Thursdays evening.
For bookings please visit:
http://bit.ly/spitalfieldsjourney

Many thanks to everyone who joined us on Saturday for the first #CuratorLedTour! Hope you enjoyed your time exploring th...
03/06/2019
Curator Led Tour | Dennis Severs' House - 18 Folgate Street

Many thanks to everyone who joined us on Saturday for the first #CuratorLedTour! Hope you enjoyed your time exploring the world of Dennis Severs with our curator.

Our next tour will take place on the 3 of August & you can already book your place!

http://bit.ly/curatorledtour

Join us on our new 'Curator Led Tours' led by the house’s Curator David Milne. Each tour will last one hour and explore the house’s ten rooms by candlelight.

It's #TBT!Today we're sharing an interview where The New York Times interviews Dennis back in March 1991. "I'm trying to...
30/05/2019
Home Is 18th-Century London, Without Lights, Plumbing Or Unwelcome Relatives

It's #TBT!

Today we're sharing an interview where The New York Times interviews Dennis back in March 1991.

"I'm trying to create a house that the Georgians would come into and like," Mr. Severs said.

https://www.nytimes.com/1991/03/21/garden/home-is-18th-century-london-without-lights-plumbing-or-unwelcome-relatives.html

Archives | 1991 Home Is 18th-Century London, Without Lights, Plumbing Or Unwelcome Relatives By TERRY TRUCCO Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story View page in TimesMachine , Page 00006 The New York Times Archives DENNIS SEVERS had a Southern California chil...

On the mantelshelf are the last battered remains of the 'creamware' dishes which Mrs Jervis used to teach her children t...
29/05/2019

On the mantelshelf are the last battered remains of the 'creamware' dishes which Mrs Jervis used to teach her children to take tea with, before allowing them to join the smart company, with smarter porcelain, in the Drawing room.

We’re only a few days away until our first ever #CuratorLedTour takes place!Join curator David Milne this Saturday morni...
28/05/2019
Curator Led Tour | Dennis Severs' House - 18 Folgate Street

We’re only a few days away until our first ever #CuratorLedTour takes place!

Join curator David Milne this Saturday morning for a guided tour around the house. Enter the world of Dennis Severs and learn all about his legacy.

Tickets available here: bit.ly/curatorledtour

Join us on our new 'Curator Led Tours' led by the house’s Curator David Milne. Each tour will last one hour and explore the house’s ten rooms by candlelight.

Happy #BankHolidayMonday!The doors of 18 Folgate Street open today to welcome you on a sensory journey through time. We'...
27/05/2019

Happy #BankHolidayMonday!

The doors of 18 Folgate Street open today to welcome you on a sensory journey through time.

We're open from 12 to 1:15pm last admission (no booking required) and from 5 to 9pm (booking required)

For bookings please visit: bit.ly/DSHbookings

Photography Mark Parren Taylor

Always a pleasure to make it into a list! Thank you TNT Magazine for including us in '6 Offbeat Locations in London You ...
23/05/2019

Always a pleasure to make it into a list! Thank you TNT Magazine for including us in '6 Offbeat Locations in London You Need to Visit Now'!

'This is the house of the former artist Dennis Severs. It is one of the most underrated tourist attractions that you shouldn’t miss. You can take a tour of the house which is decorated as if time froze after the 18th century.'

http://bit.ly/tntmagazine

It's tea time at 18 Folgate Street: freshly baked scones and tea steaming in the cups on the Pembroke table. Who wants t...
22/05/2019

It's tea time at 18 Folgate Street: freshly baked scones and tea steaming in the cups on the Pembroke table.
Who wants to join Mrs Jervis for a cup of tea? ⠀⠀

Book your slot to visit the home of the Jervis here:
http://bit.ly/DSHbookings

Photography Mark Parren Taylor

⎜Curator Led Tour⎜Want to take a very special guided tour around Dennis Severs' House? Join us on our new 'Curator Led T...
20/05/2019

⎜Curator Led Tour⎜

Want to take a very special guided tour around Dennis Severs' House? Join us on our new 'Curator Led Tours' led by our curator David Milne.

Learn all about the house and its creator and mastermind, Dennis Severs. A fantastic opportunity to discover all you every wanted to know about 18 Folgate Street!

Selected Saturdays
2:30pm | 4pm

For booking please visit: http://bit.ly/curatorledtour

#TBT to the lovely time when Helen McCrory came to the house for a photo shoot for the The Protagonist Magazine.You can ...
16/05/2019

#TBT to the lovely time when Helen McCrory came to the house for a photo shoot for the The Protagonist Magazine.

You can read the interview here: bit.ly/protagonistm

Images by Ram Shergill

Are you looking for that very special and a bit quirky place to visit in the city? Then this is your list!'Unusual and o...
15/05/2019

Are you looking for that very special and a bit quirky place to visit in the city? Then this is your list!

'Unusual and original things to do in London' by Time Out London and of course, it includes the house!

http://bit.ly/unusualLondon

Have you got your tickets for #TheSpitalfieldsJourney already?  Join the journey and visit a Georgian home and a Synagog...
13/05/2019

Have you got your tickets for #TheSpitalfieldsJourney already?

Join the journey and visit a Georgian home and a Synagogue with special combined tours of both Dennis Severs House and Bevis Marks Synagogue.

Click here for tickets: http://bit.ly/spitalfieldsjourney

A huge, heavy-baroque mantelpiece, bending beneath the weight of a mountain of exotic blue and white china, stands tall ...
13/05/2019

A huge, heavy-baroque mantelpiece, bending beneath the weight of a mountain of exotic blue and white china, stands tall at the far end of the Master bedroom.

We are open today from 12 to 1:15pm last admission and in the evening from 5 to 9pm (booking required).
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Photography Mark Parren Taylor

'An insider's LGBTQ+ guide to London' by Condé Nast Traveller UK including Dennis Severs' House!! ''Gay American artist ...
08/05/2019

'An insider's LGBTQ+ guide to London' by Condé Nast Traveller UK including Dennis Severs' House!!

''Gay American artist Dennis Severs spent 20 years turning his home into a living museum, with the townhouse’s 10 rooms representing snapshots in the life of an imaginary family between 1724 to 1914.''

http://bit.ly/lgbtlondon

Looks like someone won't be leaving bed today... 😺 If you want to meet Madge then book your places for one of our 'Silen...
08/05/2019

Looks like someone won't be leaving bed today... 😺

If you want to meet Madge then book your places for one of our 'Silent Night' here: bit.ly/DSHbookings

You know where to find her! 😉

⎜Curator Led Tours⎜Join us on our new 'Curator Led Tours' led by the house’s Curator David Milne. Each tour will last on...
07/05/2019

⎜Curator Led Tours⎜

Join us on our new 'Curator Led Tours' led by the house’s Curator David Milne. Each tour will last one hour and explore the house’s ten rooms by candlelight. Delve into the history of the house spanning from 1724 - 1914, discover rare insights into Dennis Severs’ life; and reflect on the changing landscape of Spitalfields and the City of London.
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Selected Saturdays
2:30pm | 4pm

Tickets: £50

For bookings please visit bit.ly/curatorledtour

What are your plans for this #BankHolidayMonday? Fancy time travelling in one of London's most atmospheric time capsule?...
06/05/2019

What are your plans for this #BankHolidayMonday? Fancy time travelling in one of London's most atmospheric time capsule?

The 18th Century awaits you at #DennisSeversHouse.

Open today 12 - 1:15pm last admission or book online for today's Silent Night visit on www.dennissevershouse.co.uk

Photo by Mark Parren Taylor

Here's Rebecca Wright latest illustration of her #DennisSeversHouse series. The most romantic and feminine room in the h...
02/05/2019

Here's Rebecca Wright latest illustration of her #DennisSeversHouse series. The most romantic and feminine room in the house, the Regency room. How cute does Madge look sleeping on the bed?! 😻

A place to get lost in time. Where museum meets theatre.An experience like no other. Discover Dennis Severs' House. Book...
29/04/2019

A place to get lost in time.
Where museum meets theatre.
An experience like no other.

Discover Dennis Severs' House.

Book you places now here: http://bit.ly/DSHbookings

Photo by Mark Parren Taylor

“A rare moment in which to become lost in another time.” - Dennis Severs 1948 - 1999⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Photography Mark Parren Tayl...
25/04/2019

“A rare moment in which to become lost in another time.” - Dennis Severs 1948 - 1999
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Photography Mark Parren Taylor

We've made it to the #Top10 of 'The best things to do in east London' 👏 Big thanks to Time Out London! ❤️If you haven't ...
23/04/2019

We've made it to the #Top10 of 'The best things to do in east London' 👏 Big thanks to Time Out London! ❤️

If you haven't already been to #18FolgateStreet you have to! Book your places now on our site www.dennissevershouse.co.uk

http://bit.ly/timeout10

Happy #BankHolidayMonday! We know it's too hot out there today so if you're looking for a place to cool off for a bit, j...
22/04/2019

Happy #BankHolidayMonday!

We know it's too hot out there today so if you're looking for a place to cool off for a bit, just drop by 18 Folgate Street! ☀️

Open today from 12 to 1:15pm last admission. No need to book, just turn up! 😉

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18 Folgate Street
London
E1 6

Opening Hours

Monday 17:00 - 21:00
Monday 12:00 - 13:15
Wednesday 17:00 - 21:00
Friday 17:00 - 21:00
Sunday 12:00 - 15:15

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