This door, at 18 Folgate Street, hides behind it London’s best kept secret – Dennis Sever’s House. It must be the most unique and powerful museum experience I have ever been exposed to. I would love to go back to have another detailed look next time I’m in London.
Now what is Dennis Sever’s House, I hear you ask? Well, for one, it’s a time capsule! It is also theatre, a book, a painting – a glorious piece of art.
The house itself is from around 1724. As you enter the rooms, you will be transported to the 18th Century. You go about in total silence (speaking is not allowed!) and your senses will be on edge as you take in the scents, the sounds and the temperature of each room. You will get a feel for the inhabitants, who seem to have just stepped out and left their candles burning and fires crackling.
If you are thinking of visiting Dennis Sever’s House, do go to their webpage to book a visit – mine was the Silent Night. Empty your mind as you enter, and you will be transported back in time to a London that no longer is. As you leave and step out the door back to today, you will find yourself disoriented for a bit. Don’t mind that. It goes with time travel.
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