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Charterhouse

Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6AN, England (Westminster / Belgravia)
20 7253 9503
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Ranked #325 of 1,096 attractions in London
Type: Specialty Shops
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English first
Worcester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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

Warlingham
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100 reviews 100 reviews
43 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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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127 reviews 127 reviews
37 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
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

London, United Kingdom
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133 reviews 133 reviews
40 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Enjoyed this tour of Chaterhouse and its grounds (although only a small amount of time is spent outside), learning about the history of the building and the brothers that still live there today. Tour lasted around 1.5 hours and cost £10 per person.

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CharterhouseEC1, Front Office Manager at Charterhouse, responded to this review

The history of Charterhouse is vast and rich, but we're also quite actively involved in our community. These summer months have coaxed blooms in our gardens and drenched our courtyards with sunshine. A wonderful reason to pay us another visit! We host regular events that are free of charge and open to the public. Check out our website for more... More

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