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Dennis Severs’ Tour


Reimagined by the gentle author

Thursday, Saturday & Sunday evenings

Additional matinees are available on selected weekday afternoons throughout the Christmas period

    Drawing upon newly-discovered recordings and unpublished writings by Dennis Severs, The Gentle Author of Spitalfields Life has reinvented the famously evocative tours that Dennis gave when he first opened his house in 1980.

    Limited to a small number of guests, this immersive performance hosted by an actor offers an unforgettable experience.

Silent Visit


Saturday & Sunday afternoons

Concessions available

    An unguided tour through the House without speaking explored at your own pace. 18 Folgate Street is famous for the quality of its silence enlivened by ticking clocks, and crackling fires. When there is no chatter, you grow more aware of fragrances – perfume, wood smoke and oranges. Compounded by the intricate visual detail, this is an intense experience for all the senses. Walk up tickets are available subject to availability. This tour takes place during daylight hours.



Wednesday 13th, Thursday 14th, Friday 15th December 12 pm – 4 pm

    Dressed for Christmastide, Dennis Severs’ House is at its most spellbinding. This is a more informal visit than our Silent Tours and Visits, with talking allowed yet still offering a relaxed opportunity to weave your way through the house and revel in its lavish seasonal decoration.

Silent Night


Friday evenings

Additional Silent Nights are available throughout the Christmas period on selected Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.

    A silent visit where shadows of the past are illuminated by the rich warm splendour of candlelight. This tour takes place during twilight and evening hours.