A perfectly preserved 18th-century home in the East End
Behind a Georgian façade in Spitalfields lies one of the most remarkable houses in London: 18 Folgate Street was the former home of Dennis Severs, an American who loved British history so much that he transformed it into a shrine to centuries past. The candlelit Christmas tours are particularly popular, when rooms are filled with the smell of orange peel and pine needles, and lit by the dim flickering of wax tapers. cg www.dennissevershouse. co.uk.
top, above and right: dennis severs’ house