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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
Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 4:45 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
The Charterhouse Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6AN, England
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
models passing between Clerkenwell's handful of fashion houses. Far outnumbering the models are craftspeople and designers, many of them are more than happy to welcome visitors into their studios and showrooms.
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
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 Brother led tour. These can be pre-booked or tickets are available on the day, subject to availability.