We stood nervously outside the imposing black front door at 18 Folgate Street in East London, tip toeing inside when it opened slowly... The smell of Christmas past,
the cinnamon, the oranges, the mulled wine hanging thick in the air, the ageing floorboards creaking above our heads. We were at Denis Severs' house, a living museum in the heart of London's historic Spitalfields, for a Christmassy candlelit tour – in silence – followed by mulled wine and mince pies by the fire. Sssshhhhhh.
We walked around in candlelight, but here's what the house looks like during the rest of the year, in the day time...
(Photos by Roeloff Bakker)