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The Charterhouse

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 4:45 PM
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Must visit.. amazing history

A really good tour and will definitely return. So much history here. This has to be one of the must... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mark P
Hidden Gem

Bridget gave us a wonderful tour of this amazing place! She is very knowledgeable and took... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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The Charterhouse has been living the nation’s history since 1348. Founded as a medieval monastery of the Carthusian order, the site became a Tudor mansion, a boys’ school, and an almshouse, which it remains to this day. We provide accommodation for...more
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The Charterhouse Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6AN, England
+44 20 3818 8873
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All reviews guided tour standard tour steeped in history small museum charterhouse square smithfield market tudor mansion alms house open to the public fascinating building great chamber boys school plague victims farringdon station burial ground burial site longer tour
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A really good tour and will definitely return. So much history here. This has to be one of the must visit places in London. Book online in advance and order the guidebook at s reduced rate. Kayden was a great guide and knew so much....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Bridget gave us a wonderful tour of this amazing place! She is very knowledgeable and took especially good care of our elderly friends. A not to miss venue in London.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 819eileenh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will find out who lives in this place and what is was used for in the past. There are two different tours, one £10 and the other led by a Brother for £15 which is more details and time, each Brother who guides the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank makethemostolife
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This should be on everyone’s wish list of places to visit in London. Located just round the corner from Barbican tube, jam packed with history. Went on a brothers tour which is highly recommended and excellent value. Marvellous to hear the full history of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth the extra for the Brother's tour. There were only four of us in our group in November (though he did say he has had much larger groups at busier times) and he took us through many of the rooms of this very big...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to a lunchtime Peace of mind event which I found relaxing and peaceful. Nice shop and excellent toilets! History!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A very interesting history dating back over six hundred years. When it was the original site of the Charterhouse School famous alumni include Baden Powell and William Makepeace Thackeray

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GLN176
Reviewed October 21, 2018

We took the guided tour (the only way to do it). It is a charming place steeped in history, and the guide was informative and entertaining. A must see.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018

You must do the tour to be able to go inside. Our guide was incredible- told us the history of the place, pointed out interesting architecture and added fun facts. It's been everything from a monastery, to an all boys school and now a retirement...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank NerdNYCTravels
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Sadly, I got to the Charterhouse after the last tour of the day. I was given the opportunity to walk through the museum, that explained the intriguing history of this building and the chapel which was a nice respite from my day of walking. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Owing to its proximity to Smithfield Market – the site
of an ancient meat market which remains in operation
today – Clerkenwell boasts a plethora of globally
renowned restaurants, fabulous local eateries, and
some of London's favorite pubs. This isn't merely a
focal point for all things foodie though. Spend enough
time wondering through the area's maze of streets and
you might become accustomed to the litany of slinky
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Girl G
September 5, 2018|
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Response from Jack S | Property representative |
There is free entry to the Square, the museum and surrounding rooms, including the lovely chapel. Tours of the other parts of the site are accompanied and attract a charge of £10 for the standard tour and £15 for the... More
Girl G
September 5, 2018|
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Response from CharlotteB4605 | Property representative |
Hello - a very belated reply from the Charterhouse to say you can see the museum, chapel and shop for free. The tours are only £10 or £15 - and really very well worth it!
jackie s
September 3, 2018|
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Response from Eric D | Reviewed this property |
Yes the chapel and museum are free without taking the tour, by recommend the Brothers tour for maximum benefit.