There may not be a more surprising museum in London then Dennis Severs' House. I've been meaning to go for years but the restrictive opening hours (Sundays only, and the odd evening), and price (£10 for a 45-minute tour), weren't making it easy.
I should have gone much sooner. It's a beautiful, fascinating place.
The simplest way of describing it is like walking into a living still life painting. You're playing a sort of game with Severs. He's created a piece of artwork and a story around it - you enter an 18th Century house and interrupting the Jervis family. Each room you walk around, it's clear that they've just left, you've only just missed them, you can still feel them in the house.
You walk around the house
If I tell you any more about Dennis Severs' House, it'll ruin the surprise. That's the best thing about this curious house in East London. It's an absolute joy, well worth queuing for and one of the most unusual things you could do with a Sunday afternoon in London.