The Spitalfields Journey is back! - 08 April 2019
We're very excited to finally share with you that this years The Spitalfields Journey collaboration will be with Bevis Marks Synagogue, Britain’s oldest Synagogue in continuous use.
This will be our third edition and will highlight the history of the Huguenots in East London, unveiling rare artefacts made by the Huguenots silk weavers.
Commencing your journey with a visit to Britain’s oldest Synagogue in continuous use. The Grade One listed Bevis Marks houses a significant collection of ritual silver and textiles offering a rare insight into the ever changing fashions and craftsmanship of Spitalfields.
This highly valuable collection includes pieces by Huguenot silversmiths and dresses made of Huguenot silk which were re-made into mantels. A rare chance to witness a truly historic and cultural archive within such a captivating building.
From here you will be led to Dennis Severs' House during which there will be time to talk about the area of Spitalfields and its indelible impact on the silk trade. An imagined family of Huguenot silk weavers are in residence at 18 Folgate Street seemingly always just out of sight. Enjoy a silent wander by candlelight around the 10 historic rooms spanning from 1724 - 1914.
As you progress floor by floor, room by room from the remnants of an evening well spent in the smoking room to the opulent collection of chinoiserie housed in the master bedroom to the dusty damp forgotten lodgings on the top floor you witness how the passage of time affects the silk trade from its early pomp to near collapse.
⎜Dates & Times⎜
1st of August - 5th of September 2019
Tuesday & Thursday at 4.30pm and 6.30pm.
Running time approximately 1 hour 45 minutes.
For tickets please click here
Dennis Severs' House will be closed for the whole month of July - 20 February 2019
18 Folgate Street will by closed from the 1st to the 31st of July 2019 this will allow us to carry out essential works to continue to offer all our guests a unique and magical experience.
🎁 The Dennis Severs' Christmas Advent Calendar 🎁 - 01 December 2018
The Dennis Severs' Christmas Advent Calendar has arrived - a little secret insight into 18 Folgate Street will be unlocked each day until Christmas! 🎁
🎄 The Christmas Installation has arrived! 🎄 - 26 November 2018
Halloween is coming... 🎃 - 01 October 2018
To enter please visit Grange Hotels’ Facebook Page: bit.ly/grangehotelsDSH
Open House London - 29 August 2018
The house will be open on Saturday the 22nd of September from 12 noon, with the last admission at 3:15pm
No booking required
❤️ 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 bit.ly/DSHTimeOutA
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
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 FEBRUARY THE SPITALFIELDS TRUST LAUNCHED A CAMPAIGN TO STOP BRITISH LAND AND THE CITY OF LONDON FROM OBLITERATING NORTON FOLGATE IN SPITALFIELDS
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