“You either see it, or you don’t”

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Dennis Severs’ House

Foreboding, eerie, and silent.

From the blunt introduction right through to the last room, its quite hard to shake the the feeling of intrusion as you tour the house.  10 minutes from Liverpool Street Station doesn’t make the location obvious – if you don’t know it is there you really wouldn’t see it. There are no signs, no arrows; nothing to even indicate it is public attraction, if that is indeed what it can be called. And all this for the mystery of the event.

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The point of the tour (if that’s what you can call it) is not to be inundated with information, not even to learn of a family history, but to become fully immersed in the lives present in the house during the 18th & 19th centuries. Fair enough, I suppose. But you do all of this without meeting a…

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