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27th January 2022

Inside the London Charterhouse in the late Middle Ages

In the year that we are raising money to preserve our monastic buildings, we are pleased to announce that Professor Julian Luxford is giving our March online lecture, when he will be sharing his research about the buildings of the original London Charterhouse around 1500, illustrated with contemporary records – before it was repurposed as a Tudor mansion, and then a school and almshouse.  Join Professor Luxford as he evokes the historically defining aspects of a site which, in spite of the worst efforts of Henry VIII (and the Second World War), has never stopped echoing its monasticism.

Julian Luxford is Professor of Art History at the University of St Andrews, where he has worked since 2004. One of his main scholarly interests is the medieval art and architecture of the Carthusian order, and he has published essays on some of the sculptural fragments in the Charterhouse’s museum and contributed to Revealing the Charterhouse, published in 2016. Book your place at the lecture here (with a donation if you can – very much appreciated). To find out more about our Charterhouse650 appeal click here.

6th January 2020

Lecture: The English Carthusians

A wonderful opportunity to hear medieval history expert Lucy Beckett illuminate the world of the Carthusian order here in England, and its persistent and resolute resistance to the profound changes demanded by Henry VIII. A fascinating lecture by this renowned medieval specialist, author and academic, which places the monastery at the Charterhouse in the centre of a devastating and heroic story. Ticket price £12. Book online here

11th July 2019

Architecture Tour

Following its success during London Festival of Architecture we are offering our new Architecture Tour again this August. Join one of our expert guides to explore the many architectural surprises at the Charterhouse. From medieval monastery to Tudor mansion, postwar renovation to invigorating 21st century adaptation of the Charterhouse buildings and open spaces, comprise a wealth of fascination in the heart of London. Tudor brick juxtaposed against medieval stone, windows and doorways recycled into modern entrances, elegant Victorian functionality and 1950s innovation; every element of these historic buildings breathes a story about the visionaries who have contributed to this remarkable estate, from Henry Yevele to Eric Parry.

Tickets £20. Book here

23rd May 2019

LFA Architectural Tour

As part of the London Festival of Architecture we are introducing a special new Architecture Tour which we are running twice in June. Join one of our expert guides for the second of these tours and explore the many architectural surprises at the Charterhouse. From medieval monastery to Tudor mansion, postwar renovation to invigorating 21st century adaptation of the Charterhouse buildings and open spaces, comprise a wealth of fascination in the heart of London. Tudor brick juxtaposed against medieval stone, windows and doorways recycled into modern entrances, elegant Victorian functionality and 1950s innovation; every element of these historic buildings breathes a story about the visionaries who have contributed to this remarkable estate, from Henry Yevele to Eric Parry.

Tickets £20. Book here

23rd May 2019

LFA Architectural Tour

As part of the London Festival of Architecture we are introducing a special new Architecture Tour which we are running twice in June. Join one of our expert guides to explore the many architectural surprises at the Charterhouse. From medieval monastery to Tudor mansion, postwar renovation to invigorating 21st century adaptation of the Charterhouse buildings and open spaces, comprise a wealth of fascination in the heart of London. Tudor brick juxtaposed against medieval stone, windows and doorways recycled into modern entrances, elegant Victorian functionality and 1950s innovation; every element of these historic buildings breathes a story about the visionaries who have contributed to this remarkable estate, from Henry Yevele to Eric Parry.

Tickets £20. Book here

12th December 2018

March Family Tour

Follow Thomas the Talbot on a tour of the Charterhouse following our exciting family trail to discover some very famous moments in history, and some surprising facts about how people lived in this extraordinary site that dates back to 1348.

Cost: adult £10 (2 kids free) – suitable 4+

Book your tour here

Please note this tour runs twice on the same day. The second 45 minute tour commences at 12.00.

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