THE SILK WEAVERS WALK & HUGUENOT HOUSE EXPERIENCE
Sunday 24 November and 15 December at 10.30am
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 histories of the people who lived and live in this fascinating East End neighbourhood.
Huguenots like the Jervis will be the main protagonists but we will not forget about American writers, Jewish playwrights, a Russian Tzar and many London outsiders who found in Spitalfields not just a home but a place of inspiration where their spirit 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 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: 0.6 miles (0.8 kilometers)
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 Goat Statue and finishes at Dennis Severs’ House, 10 minutes walk from 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.
In order to preserve the quality of carpets and floors please refrain from wearing stiletto heels and shoes with deeply ridged soles.
Please write to email@example.com if you have special requirements or need additional information.
The number of participants to this tour is limited