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23rd August 2021

The Charterhouse by Candlelight (October to March)

Our candlelit tours are back! Step through the gates to the Charterhouse in the early evening after work, and discover a whole different world hidden behind ancient high walls. Our evening guided tour will take you on a journey through our extraordinary history, all revealed in flickering candlelight.

You can meet the powerful people in our 17th century portraits, and experience the special atmosphere of our Great Chamber, and our other rooms and buildings which tell the story of many significant moments in history. We will be running tours on selected evenings from October to March 2023. Watch this space. Tickets to go on sale soon…

26th October 2020

Live history tour of the Charterhouse from the Square

Sorry we have had to cancel this tour. We are delighted to announce a series of dates to join Brother Brian, one of the residents of the Charterhouse almshouse, for a tour with a full history of the site, with social distancing, out in Charterhouse Square.  Brother Brian, a very experienced and knowledgeable guide, will guide you through six centuries of fascinating and turbulent history with many of the perspectives you can see from outside the buildings. To ensure social distance restrictions, tour size is limited to 5 people. Book your place here.

29th September 2020

Live history tour of the Charterhouse from the Square

We are sorry – due to the change in restrictions we have had to cancel this tour.

We are delighted to announce a series of new dates to join Brother Brian, one of the residents of the Charterhouse almshouse, for a tour with a full history of the site, with social distancing, out in Charterhouse Square.  Brother Brian, a very experienced and knowledgeable guide, will guide you through six centuries of fascinating and turbulent history with many of the perspectives you can see from outside the buildings. To ensure social distance restrictions we are limiting tours to 5 people.

15th January 2020

New! Charterhouse by candlelight: postponed

Join us as the twilight deepens, and the candles are lit at the Charterhouse for our new early evening tours. Soak in the extraordinary atmosphere as you experience our unique history and dramatic stories stretching back seven centuries.  Join us after work, bring your friends, and enjoy a Sipsmith G&T before embarking on a fascinating journey through time. Cash/card bar available. Tickets £20 (incl G&T or soft drink) Two tours starting at 6.30pm and 7.00pm.

We are sorry that this event has had to be postponed – we are planning to run it again in October.

25th September 2019

Architecture Tour

Following its success during London Festival of Architecture we are scheduling more dates for our new Architecture Tour. Join one of our expert guides to explore the many architectural surprises at the Charterhouse. From medieval monastery to Tudor mansion, post-war 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 and Michael Hopkins.

Tickets £20. Book here

12th August 2019

BSL Charterhouse Tour

Join Alan Murray, our BSL guide, to discover the highlights of the Charterhouse. The visit includes a 30-minute museum viewing followed by a one-hour tour of the historic rooms and courtyards.

The tour takes you into the Tudor Great Hall where today the Brothers (residents of the almshouse) sit together to eat their meals, the Great Chamber where Queen Elizabeth I held court during the first days of her reign, Wash-house Court which dates back to the medieval Carthusian monks and Master’s Court revealing the opulence of Lord North’s Tudor mansion. Tickets £15 (+ concessions)

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