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Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6AN, England (Westminster / Belgravia)
20 7253 9503
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Ranked #250 of 1,119 Attractions in London
Type: Specialty Shops
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

What a lovely place. The history is so interesting even down to a student scratching his name in a pane of glass in the 1800's!

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

This is an absolute must see! Most people haven't heard of this place, but it is fundamental to the existence of modern day London. This is truly a gem of a place and the guided tour is so informative! On the downside I t think you can only visit t his place as part of a guided tour/coach party??

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

What a great find. Anyone interested in the medieval history of London should take advantage of this gem. A brother will be your tour guide and lead you back through time into the present day following this ancient order. Even the blitz could it erase this order. A well spent 2 hrs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Recently enjoyed an evening tour of Charterhouse whilst on a course at Barts next door. What an amazing place - who knew about plague pits, monasteries, executions, royal connections, school/educational establishment and more recently ownership by Barts. Fascinating - with the facts and figures all ably described by one of the guides who lives in the complex - even learning... More

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Trentham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Away from the hurley Hurley lies Charterhouse and all that it contributes to Tudor and Elizabethan History, from its monastic foundations and spawning of one of England's best known public schools. That is to say nothing of its foundation as an alms house and regular film set (Jeremy Irons was wandering around filming a movie during our visit) which continues... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you get the chance to visit this gem of history do! From the road it looks a great building but small but once inside it all unfolds. History and more history with plenty of tales to tell going right back to the 14th century. Your guide will make it all come alive in front of your eyes. This is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I was recently at The Charterhouse with a group of friends for their Medieval Fete. Whilst small tours of the almshouse are offered – and I highly recommend them to better appreciate the 600+ years of history of this amazing place that has the Queen as Governor! – regular events are frequently held and free to the public. I work... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My daughter and I found the tour to be very interesting and informative, covering a vast period of history. The buildings are spectacular and the history within is amazing. If you are interested in history you will love it. The brothers were really engaging and knowledgeable and I would recommend it to anyone

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TheCharterhouseEC1, Public Relations Manager at Charterhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased that you enjoyed the tour of the premises. The Brothers are at the heart of the Charterhouse and deeply treasured members of our community. We regularly hold events in the Square that are free of charge and open to the public, so do look us up next time you're in London! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

The Charterhouse has been on my list of places to visit for some time. Its history spans the black death, medieval monastic life, Henry VIII’s violent dissolution of the monasteries, Elizabeth & James courts and the charity that spawned Charterhouse school which taught William Thackeray & John Wesley, and invented the rules of Association football. Despite some damage in WW2,... More

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TheCharterhouseEC1, Public Relations Manager at Charterhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. As a place of residence, we are unable to comport as many visitors as we'd like. We've been working on establishing a greater online presence and making Charterhouse more accessible to a wider audience. We are delighted that you enjoyed our tour. Time moves differently behind our walls, no doubt charged by the enduring histories... More

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Following a recommendation from friends, we attended a guided tour of this former Carthusian monastery last week and were amazed to find such a beautiful building hidden away in a City we thought we knew! From the ruins of the monastery there developed a Tudor manor house and later an english public (private) school and with links to Elizabeth 1,... More

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CharterhouseEC1, Public Relations Manager at Charterhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for attending one of our tours and so kindly writing a review. As you so accurately put it, we've been hard at work at bringing Charterhouse into the public conscience. We regularly put on events, and as you appear to be based in London I would recommend joining us next week for our Community Dig! We've partnered with... More

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