Dennis Severs' House is delighted to announce this years 'Spitalfields Journey' will be in collaboration with Sandys Row Synagogue. Discover two of London's most hidden gems and travel back in time through the history of Spitalfields. Visits will take place on August 29 and 31 and on September 5, 7, 12, 14, 26 and 28 at 12pm and 2pm. Visits will start at Sandys Row Synagogue and will last 1 hour and 45 minutes. Starting with a guided tour to London's oldest Ashkenazi Synagogue and the third oldest in the country. Sandys Row was built as a Huguenot chapel and it's the last fully functioning Jewish community in what was once the very heart of the Jewish East End, founded in 1854. Artefacts including a marble tablet commemorating King George V, a range of historic textiles and a reading desk cover presented by the Sandys Row Ladies Guild to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee will be on view. After a short stroll through Spitalfields, you will visit Dennis Severs' House, a powerful yet intimate evocation of the lives of an imaginary family of Huguenot silk weavers from 1724 to the dawn of the 20th Century. You will wander in silence through the house's ten rooms, each lit by fire and candlelight.
Venue Details & Map
18 Folgate StreetLondonE1 6BX
- +44 (0)20 7247 4013
- Public transport:
- Leave the station via the Bishopsgate exit, turn left. Folgate street is on the right.