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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

24th May 1981 Dixon of Dock Green actor Jack Warner died in London aged 85.

24th May 1953 Born today: Alfred Molina, London, actor (Enchanted April, Prick up your Ears)

24th May 1908 John Masefields Tragedy of Nan, premieres in London

24th May 1899 The state apartments at Kensington Palace opened to the public for the first time.

24th May 1890 Tivoli Theater of Varities opens in London

24th May 1879 James Walker's original Vauxhall toll bridge was opened up for free by the Prince of Wales.

24th May 1819 Queen Victoria is born at Kensington Palace.go to related location

Dennis Severs House



Dennis Severs House

Dennis Severs unique heritage art house is here.

Location: 18 Folgate Street, London, E1 6BX

Description: This restored red-brick Georgian terraced house, built in 1724, was owned by American-born Dennis Severs, who died in 1999.

Here at 18 Folgate Street the eccentric designer and performer recreated a historical interior that takes the visitor on a journey from 1685-1919.

The rooms are set out as a series of 'tableaux vivants'. Visitors get the impression that the occupants have just slipped out for a moment: candles flicker, the table has the remains of a meal and the sound of horses' hooves outside.

Severs was renowned for ejecting visitors that did not seriously appreciate his recreations.

Today visitors take an individual wander around this unique house, in silence, to take in the atmosphere.

In Elder Street, just around the corner from Dennis Severs' House, are two of London's earliest surviving terraces, built in the 1720s. Many of these houses have been carefully restored.

Tagged in this Tour: London Day In August
Tagged in this Tour: Great London Eccentrics Tour
Tagged in this Tour: London's Best House Museums

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Dennis Severs House

Dennis Severs unique heritage art house is here.


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