SPITALFIELDS WALK & HUGUENOT HOUSE EXPERIENCE
Sunday 21 Jun, 19 Jul, 13 Sep at 10.30
This is your opportunity to "encounter" Londoners from another time. Protestant refugees from France who made Spitalfields their home.
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.
After an engaging introduction we focus our imagination, awaken the senses and even perceive the aura during the very intimate visit of this amazing home where Londoners of a very special kind used to reside.
Before this unique experience a gentle walk takes us through Spitalfields to hear the history of the Eighteen Century silk industry and the stories of the various people involved in it.
Huguenots like the Jervis will be the main protagonists but we will not forget about American writers, a Jewish playwright, a Russian Tzar and many London outsiders who found in Spitalfields
not just a home but a place of inspiration where their spirits could be lifted and their arts 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