Halloween is coming... 🎃 - 01 October 2018

In collaboration with Grange Hotels, we're giving you the chance to experience an immersive, candlelit tour for two at Dennis Severs' House, plus, an overnight stay for two at Grange Tower Bridge Hotel from Sunday 21st October - 22nd October 🕯️

To enter please visit Grange Hotels’ Facebook Page:

Open House London - 29 August 2018

Visit 18 Folgate Street during Open House London
Celebrate the best of architecture and design with Open House London, the world’s largest architecture festival. Open House will take place from the 22nd to the 23rd of September, giving free public access to 800+ buildings, walks, talks and tours. 

The house will be open on Saturday the 22nd of September from 12 noon, with the last admission at 3:15pm

No booking required

Free admission

Visit Open House here

❤️ We won! ❤️ - 02 May 2018

Fantastic news! We have won the Time Out London #LoveAward as best Culture Spot in Shoreditch & Hoxton! Many thanks to everyone for your love and support! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

Visit Love London Awards for the results here

❤️ Time Out Love Awards ❤️ - 12 March 2018

Show us your love and vote for us in the Time Out London Love London Awards!

Just follow these very simple steps:

1. Go to
2. Choose 'CULTURE SPOT' category
3. Type in 'Dennis Severs' House' and cast your vote.
4. Help spread the word (and the love!) by sharing!


Your ❤️ and support is much appreciated!


Huguenot Festival this October - 05 March 2018

In celebration of this year's Huguenots of Spitalfields Festival, join the curator David Milne on a tour of Dennis Severs’ House, focusing on the women of 18 Folgate Street. The visit will feature a selection of previously unseen items from the collection. 

Book online here


Valentine's Day at Dennis Severs' House - 29 January 2018

This Valentine's day enter 18 Folgate Street for a romantic candle light exploration into another time. Soak up the atmosphere, smells and sights with your loved one ♡

Book online here

Time Out | 101 things to do in London - 10 January 2018

Time Out London has included Dennis Severs' House in '101 things to do in London'!
"Do the time warp at 18 Folgate Street, one of the most immersive, quirkiest experience. There’s no place like it, one the best-hidden gems in London." 
Click here for the full article.

Dennis Severs' House brings Christmas to the Town Hall Hotel - 11 November 2017

We're very excited to announce our collaboration with Town Hall Hotel.

This year, we are also bringing Christmas to the Town Hall Hotel where scents and seasonal sounds evocative of the age will capture your imagination, stimulate your senses and guide you through the building.

For more information please click here  

The Annual Christmas Installation returns - 23 October 2017

The Christmas Spirit returns to Dennis Severs’ House with the Annual Christmas Installation from the 19th of November 2017 to the 4th of January 2018. Cross the threshold of 18 Folgate Street and travel back in time into the 18th Century. Wander the house’s chambers lit by fire and candlelight and adorned in Christmas decoration.

This season enter Dennis Severs’ House to step into its inhabitants’ Christmas celebration. Become a guest of the Gervais, a family of Huguenot silk weavers that though sometimes can be heard, seem to be just out of sight…

Book online here

Campaign to save Norton Folgate - 25 March 2015


In 1977 the newly formed Spitalfields Trust including Dan Cruickshank and with the support of Sir John Betjeman and Tower Hamlets Council stopped British Land from redeveloping Elder St. 

Now British Land has come back to bury Norton Folgate under a hideous corporate plaza.

With faint regard for the distinctive character and history of the ancient Liberty of Norton Folgate, British Land proposes the destruction of over 70 percent of the buildings on their site within the Elder St Conservation Area - and their replacement with a generic over–blown corporate development of large office blocks up to13 storeys high, and far exceeding the historic neighbourhood’s prevailing 3-4 storeys. 

The British Land proposal does not make an adequate enough contribution to the pool of jobs and housing for local people.  It is aimed at large corporations whilst offering little to the tech industries and smaller businesses so successful in this part of the East End.

Frustrated by a consultation process that appears to have had little meaning and has produced no significant change,the Spitalfields Trust is now OPPOSING British Land, in a fight to save the buildings and life of this historic neighbourhood and Conservation Area.

An exhibition illustrating the threat to the neighbourhood and an alternative approach to the reuse of the site: repairing its historic fabric rather than destroying it as proposed by British Land was held at Dennis Severs House in February and March of this year. A brochure illustrating the exhibition is currently available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

For a simple guide on how to object to British Land's application, please click here

Photograph by Roelof Bakker