Dennis Severs' House, London
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Dennis Severs' House isn't listed among the typical tourist things to do in London. Friends told us about it and we're so glad we opted to give it a try. Four of us went together and all left with dif... read more »
Touring the museum in silence you are meant to feel as if the family has just left the room and you do. The work and thought put into this four floor exhibit is mind boggling. You are transported back... read more »
Walk into this amazingly well preserved 19th century home and go back in time. Only open during the day on Sundays and Mondays. You can arrange special private evening visits though. Arrive about 20 m... read more »
A truly magnificent, authentic, and surprisingly little known, gem in the very heart of the city. Everyone should go and be transported back in time.
A unique gem of a museum / art installation. You enter the unassuming black door to a house that has been carefully themed. You wander through each room in silence to a different period. Observing how the rooms are laid out, focusing on the sounds and delicate smells that have been carefully crafted to give you an experience of life in the era of the room. I'd recommend the twilight sessions and watch out for the real live black cat!
One of the best tours ever.
A secret museum, hidden in a house near Spitalfields and Liverpool Street Station. From the outside, it looks just like any other house, except for maybe the numbers of people coming and going. But knock on the door and enter to find one of the more unusual tourist attractions in London. The multi-storey terraced house has been reconstructed inside to represent how it would have looked - and sounded, and smelled - when it was lived in by several generations of 18th century French Huguenot silk weavers. It's a spooky experience: wisps of smoke from extinguished candles, the smell of fresh (and not so fresh) food, and the faint echoes of conversations in other rooms, on the edge of earshot, combine to create the remarkable impression that, not only have you really stepped back in time and are wandering around someone's house, but that the occupants are still there, and it's only by chance that you keep missing them. Unique and highly recommended.
This was a very disappointing experience. I was certainly willing to "meet it halfway". The "magical candlelight tour" did not provide enough candles as it was difficult to view the paintings and various artifacts due to lack of light. It was hard to believe that the family would have lived surrounded by such clutter and the unmade beds. This "still life drama" did not speak to me or my wife and the "rare moment in which to become as lost in another time as they appear to be in their own" provided us with a boring hour. We could not wait to get out. Don't waste your money!
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