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This is your opportunity to "encounter" Londoners from another time. Protestant refugees from France who made Spitalfields their home three hundred years ago.


What life would have been like for a family of 18th century Huguenot silk weavers?

Please silently come in and experience yourself. Let the sights, smells and sounds of Dennis Severs’ House take you into the lives of the Jervis family.

Before this unique experience a gentle walk takes us through Spitalfields to hear the history of the silk industry and the stories of the various people involved in it.

Dyers, designers, weavers and merchants were all working in very uncertain but profitable business that provided respected and skilled jobs but created social tensions and hiked the perception of class division as “we are all Adam’s children, but silk makes the difference”.


This tale unfolds through some of the most iconic sites of East London where successive waves of immigration shaped a place of creativity and the spirits of the city's outsiders could be lifted and their arts beautifully expressed.


Main features: Dennis Severs’ House experience and guided walking tour of Spitalfields.

Meeting point: 10.30am by the (white) "I Goat" statue, Brushfield Street, London E1 6AA. 

Transport: many underground lines stop at Liverpool Street Station (5 minutes walk to Brushfield Street). 

Duration: 2.5 hours


Distance: 0.3 mile (0.5 kilometre)


Total cost of the experience: £20 per adult


On-line pre-booking payment of £10 required for Public Liability Insurance and the guide’s fee.


£10 in cash to be paid at the entrance of Dennis Severs’ House.

To bring: comfortable shoes, drinking water and clothing adequate for the season.



The walk starts at 10.30am from the (white) "I Goat" statue and finishes at Dennis Severs’ House, 10 minutes walk to Liverpool Street Station.


Cancellations must be made at least 1 day (24 hours) before departure. A refund will not be given to no shows or late comers.

Unfortunately children and pets may not be allowed into Dennis Severs' House. 

The number of participants to this event is limited: to book PLEASE CLICK HERE