The Charterhouse

The Charterhouse 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 over 40 individuals known as ‘Brothers’ who form part of the community alongside staff, private and commercial tenants, and residents of the Infirmary. Our historic and peaceful 7 acre site is an inspiring location for filming and private events. In late January 2017 we opened our doors to the public for the first time in our 660 year history as part of the Revealing t

We provide accommodation for over 40 individuals known as ‘Brothers’ who form part of the community alongside staff, private and commercial tenants, and residents of the Infirmary. Our historic and peaceful 7 acre site is an inspiring location for filming and private events. In late January 2017 we opened our doors to the public for the first time in our 660 year history as part of the Revealing t

Operating as usual

The Charterhouse Christmas Fair is back! Save the date: Tuesday 16th November. We still have room for a few more stalls ...
23/09/2021

The Charterhouse Christmas Fair is back!
Save the date: Tuesday 16th November.
We still have room for a few more stalls - looking for high quality jewellery, toys, food & drink. Contact [email protected] if you are interested - and please do share. #ChristmasCountdown #christmasgifts #gifts #christmasfair #crafts

The Charterhouse Christmas Fair is back!
Save the date: Tuesday 16th November.
We still have room for a few more stalls - looking for high quality jewellery, toys, food & drink. Contact [email protected] if you are interested - and please do share. #ChristmasCountdown #christmasgifts #gifts #christmasfair #crafts

Put a spring back in a friend or neighbour's step! Let them know about 4-8 Oct FREE Socials incl FREE food & refreshment...
22/09/2021
Let's Get Back Together 2021

Put a spring back in a friend or neighbour's step! Let them know about 4-8 Oct FREE Socials incl FREE food & refreshments. Hosted by Sadlers Wells, @Manor_Gardens @CharterhouseEC1 @CallyClockTower & @StLukesTrust! Book via @AgeUK_Islington: 020 7281 6018, bit.ly/2XiDlq8

Let's Get Back Together 2021

If you need an extra fabulous flower fix during #ChelseaFlowerShow week check out our Flower Power recorded events - thi...
22/09/2021
Buy The power of flowers: recorded events online - The Charterhouse

If you need an extra fabulous flower fix during #ChelseaFlowerShow week check out our Flower Power recorded events - this selection is all about growing, cutting and arranging your own flowers. All #Free to watch online now! https://thecharterhouse.digitickets.co.uk/category/31708?navItem=275728
#flowers #gardens #FlowerPower #cutflowers #flowerarranging

View The power of flowers: recorded events for The Charterhouse online. Digitickets is the Official Online Seller for The Charterhouse tickets and we can save you both time and money when buying in advance online.

It's #ChelseaFlowerShow week so add to your fabulous flower fix with  all our Flower Power events - this selection is al...
21/09/2021
Buy Gardens are good for you: recorded events online - The Charterhouse

It's #ChelseaFlowerShow week so add to your fabulous flower fix with all our Flower Power events - this selection is all about flowers, gardens & wellbeing. All #Free to watch online now! https://thecharterhouse.digitickets.co.uk/category/31707
#flowers #gardens #FlowerPower Horatio's Garden The Floral Project

View Gardens are good for you: recorded events for The Charterhouse online. Digitickets is the Official Online Seller for The Charterhouse tickets and we can save you both time and money when buying in advance online.

Meet Rosie Chan who has been on a work placement here from University of Leicester  - getting experience of collections,...
20/09/2021

Meet Rosie Chan who has been on a work placement here from University of Leicester - getting experience of collections, events, community engagement, comms and more. https://thecharterhouse.org/blog/a-work-experience-at-the-charterhouse/
#internships #students #museumjobs #workplacement #Museum #heritage #history #Curator

Meet Rosie Chan who has been on a work placement here from University of Leicester - getting experience of collections, events, community engagement, comms and more. https://thecharterhouse.org/blog/a-work-experience-at-the-charterhouse/
#internships #students #museumjobs #workplacement #Museum #heritage #history #Curator

Know a friend or neighbour that’s lonely? Let them know about 4-8 Oct FREE Socials including free food & refreshments! H...
16/09/2021
Let's Get Back Together 2021

Know a friend or neighbour that’s lonely? Let them know about 4-8 Oct FREE Socials including free food & refreshments! Hosted by Sadlers Wells, @Manor_Gardens @CharterhouseEC1 @CallyClockTower & @StLukesTrust! Book via @AgeUK_Islington: 020 7281 6018 or bit.ly/2XiDlq8

Let's Get Back Together 2021

#Onthisday in 1701, James II & VII died. A catholic & adherent to the Divine Right of Kings, he was the 2nd King to come...
16/09/2021

#Onthisday in 1701, James II & VII died. A catholic & adherent to the Divine Right of Kings, he was the 2nd King to come into conflict with the Charterhouse - insisting that a catholic Brother should be admitted - an argument he lost.
Today there is no requirement to observe a specific religion to join the almshouse community. #17thcentury #heritage #religion https://thecharterhouse.org/blog/object-month-july-2017/

#Onthisday in 1701, James II & VII died. A catholic & adherent to the Divine Right of Kings, he was the 2nd King to come into conflict with the Charterhouse - insisting that a catholic Brother should be admitted - an argument he lost.
Today there is no requirement to observe a specific religion to join the almshouse community. #17thcentury #heritage #religion https://thecharterhouse.org/blog/object-month-july-2017/

Thank you to Vic Keegan for this great piece for On London about the Charterhousehttps://www.onlondon.co.uk/vic-keegan-t...
15/09/2021
Vic Keegan: The medieval gems of the London Charterhouse - OnLondon

Thank you to Vic Keegan for this great piece for On London about the Charterhouse
https://www.onlondon.co.uk/vic-keegan-the-medieval-gems-of-the-london-charterhouse/
#heritage Visit London Visit the City of London #Islington #museum #medieval #monastery #Tudor

Hiding behind the gatehouse and wall of the Charterhouse, located between the Barbican and Smithfield on Charterhouse Square, lies one of the capital’s least known and most magnificent medieval gems. The surprise is that it is there at all. A remarkable amount of the original Charterhouse building...

Coming up in October... Join us online on 28th October when curator, and arts and museums consultant Mireille Galinou wi...
15/09/2021

Coming up in October...
Join us online on 28th October when curator, and arts and museums consultant Mireille Galinou will be comparing and contrasting the Charterhouse Great Chamber to painted rooms of the seventeenth century. You are invited to an online private tour of several of these painted rooms – in Berkshire (Sir John Kedemister Library), in Derbyshire (Hardwick Hall & Bolsover Castle), Northamptonshire (Canons Ashby), Wiltshire (Wilton House), and finally London (Carshalton & Botolph Lane).
#Booknow https://thecharterhouse.digitickets.co.uk/event-tickets/35063?catID=35204&
#arthistory #interiors #17thcentury #lecture #interiordesign #history #museum

Coming up in October...
Join us online on 28th October when curator, and arts and museums consultant Mireille Galinou will be comparing and contrasting the Charterhouse Great Chamber to painted rooms of the seventeenth century. You are invited to an online private tour of several of these painted rooms – in Berkshire (Sir John Kedemister Library), in Derbyshire (Hardwick Hall & Bolsover Castle), Northamptonshire (Canons Ashby), Wiltshire (Wilton House), and finally London (Carshalton & Botolph Lane).
#Booknow https://thecharterhouse.digitickets.co.uk/event-tickets/35063?catID=35204&
#arthistory #interiors #17thcentury #lecture #interiordesign #history #museum

Open Gardens may have ended for this year, but the pleasure lives on for our raffle winners Adam - who has won a champag...
14/09/2021

Open Gardens may have ended for this year, but the pleasure lives on for our raffle winners Adam - who has won a champagne tea for 4 at The Ritz London, and Emma who has received his Charterhouse hamper. Congratulations!!
#win #prize #goodnews #museums #Islington

Open Gardens may have ended for this year, but the pleasure lives on for our raffle winners Adam - who has won a champagne tea for 4 at The Ritz London, and Emma who has received his Charterhouse hamper. Congratulations!!
#win #prize #goodnews #museums #Islington

It was lovely to see so many of you at our Open Gardens evening last week (over 300...). It was especially nice to have ...
31/08/2021

It was lovely to see so many of you at our Open Gardens evening last week (over 300...). It was especially nice to have the opportunity to chat, find out where people had come from, and see them all having a great time 😊. (A big thank you to the Trinity Laban students who serenaded us)
Roll on next year when Garden Tours and Open Gardens will be back!
PS Wonder who has won a Champagne Tea at the Ritz, or the Charterhouse hamper? Winners being picked out of the hat on 6th Sept.

It was lovely to see so many of you at our Open Gardens evening last week (over 300...). It was especially nice to have the opportunity to chat, find out where people had come from, and see them all having a great time 😊. (A big thank you to the Trinity Laban students who serenaded us)
Roll on next year when Garden Tours and Open Gardens will be back!
PS Wonder who has won a Champagne Tea at the Ritz, or the Charterhouse hamper? Winners being picked out of the hat on 6th Sept.

Calling EC1 Mums & Dads, carers and grandparents! If your babies & toddlers are up for some serious fun - dancing, singi...
17/08/2021

Calling EC1 Mums & Dads, carers and grandparents! If your babies & toddlers are up for some serious fun - dancing, singing & making noise - book now for @babybroadwayuk here on Thursday morning & belt out favourite songs from films & musicals 👉🏼https://babybroadway.co.uk/find-a-show/ #fantasticforfamilies #Islington #playtime #whatson #Barbican #Farringdon #familyfun #familyfunday

Calling EC1 Mums & Dads, carers and grandparents! If your babies & toddlers are up for some serious fun - dancing, singing & making noise - book now for @babybroadwayuk here on Thursday morning & belt out favourite songs from films & musicals 👉🏼https://babybroadway.co.uk/find-a-show/ #fantasticforfamilies #Islington #playtime #whatson #Barbican #Farringdon #familyfun #familyfunday

A big thank you to the Gloriana Consort - students at Trinity Laban Conservatoire Of Music and Dance who will be playing...
16/08/2021

A big thank you to the Gloriana Consort - students at Trinity Laban Conservatoire Of Music and Dance who will be playing at our Open Gardens evening on 26th August.
To hear their great programme of summer music and enjoy our gardens with a drink and something from the BBQ - book now! https://thecharterhouse.digitickets.co.uk/event-tickets/21552?catID=21531&

A big thank you to the Gloriana Consort - students at Trinity Laban Conservatoire Of Music and Dance who will be playing at our Open Gardens evening on 26th August.
To hear their great programme of summer music and enjoy our gardens with a drink and something from the BBQ - book now! https://thecharterhouse.digitickets.co.uk/event-tickets/21552?catID=21531&

Photos from Candide's post
10/08/2021

Photos from Candide's post

Our #Chapel #organ, originally installed in 1842, is having its regular overhaul. About every 2 decades it needs a thoro...
09/08/2021

Our #Chapel #organ, originally installed in 1842, is having its regular overhaul. About every 2 decades it needs a thorough inspection, & any reconditioning to ensure everything is in best working order. We asked organ specialist Bernard Whitmill what was involved... https://thecharterhouse.org/blog/reconditioning-the-organ/

Our #Chapel #organ, originally installed in 1842, is having its regular overhaul. About every 2 decades it needs a thorough inspection, & any reconditioning to ensure everything is in best working order. We asked organ specialist Bernard Whitmill what was involved... https://thecharterhouse.org/blog/reconditioning-the-organ/

This weekend in Charterhouse Square - travelling theatre company Troubadour Stageworks  brings you "All's Well That Ends...
04/08/2021

This weekend in Charterhouse Square - travelling theatre company Troubadour Stageworks brings you "All's Well That Ends Well" Grab a picnic, and join Troubadour for this rollicking #Shakespeare comedy https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/shakespeares-alls-well-that-ends-well-charterhouse-square-london-tickets-159475729199?aff=ebdsoporgprofile
#WhatsOn #Islington

This weekend in Charterhouse Square - travelling theatre company Troubadour Stageworks brings you "All's Well That Ends Well" Grab a picnic, and join Troubadour for this rollicking #Shakespeare comedy https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/shakespeares-alls-well-that-ends-well-charterhouse-square-london-tickets-159475729199?aff=ebdsoporgprofile
#WhatsOn #Islington

It was great to meet Look Up London  at our Open Gardens evening last week - here is her review 😊#gardens #secretgarden ...
04/08/2021
Visit The Charterhouse Gardens | An Oasis in the City

It was great to meet Look Up London at our Open Gardens evening last week - here is her review 😊
#gardens #secretgarden #Islington #heritagesite #museum

The Charterhouse itself is packed with history but you can also wander through the private Charterhouse gardens. Step into an oasis...

Our community at the Charterhouse includes private tenants as well as the Brothers. If you, or perhaps someone you know,...
03/08/2021

Our community at the Charterhouse includes private tenants as well as the Brothers. If you, or perhaps someone you know, might be interested in renting one of our flats here in Pensioners Court & enjoying this peaceful estate & the lovely gardens, you can view the details here https://www.rightmove.co.uk/properties/111148508#/?channel=RES_LET
#Islington #propertysearch #tolet #rental #flattorent #heritagesite

Our community at the Charterhouse includes private tenants as well as the Brothers. If you, or perhaps someone you know, might be interested in renting one of our flats here in Pensioners Court & enjoying this peaceful estate & the lovely gardens, you can view the details here https://www.rightmove.co.uk/properties/111148508#/?channel=RES_LET
#Islington #propertysearch #tolet #rental #flattorent #heritagesite

We were so thrilled with how many of you risked the changeable weather to join us at Open Gardens yesterday. Eventually ...
29/07/2021

We were so thrilled with how many of you risked the changeable weather to join us at Open Gardens yesterday. Eventually we were rewarded with wonderful sunshine and everything was glistening and fresh! Hope you enjoyed it - and there's another chance to come in August (26th) - you can book here https://thecharterhouse.digitickets.co.uk/event-tickets/21552?catID=21531&
#opengarden #hiddengem #heritage #heritagesite #museum #tour #bbq #flowers #garden

Putting out chairs for our Open Gardens evening tonight - looking forward to seeing you there!#hiddengardens #hiddengem ...
28/07/2021

Putting out chairs for our Open Gardens evening tonight - looking forward to seeing you there!
#hiddengardens #hiddengem #heritage #Islington #tonight

It's Mulberry Day - when we have a tradition of presenting the first fruit from our six ancient mulberry trees to the Lo...
27/07/2021

It's Mulberry Day - when we have a tradition of presenting the first fruit from our six ancient mulberry trees to the Lord Mayor of London. This year he and they were presented to the Lord Mayor and Lord Mayoress in a hand-turned wooden bowl made from our old cherry tree.
#tradition #heritage #HeritageSites #museum #islington

It's Mulberry Day - when we have a tradition of presenting the first fruit from our six ancient mulberry trees to the Lord Mayor of London. This year he and they were presented to the Lord Mayor and Lord Mayoress in a hand-turned wooden bowl made from our old cherry tree.
#tradition #heritage #HeritageSites #museum #islington

Wasp or bee on our lone water lily in Preacher's Court? #SeasonalSundays Historic Houses  #gardens #tours
25/07/2021

Wasp or bee on our lone water lily in Preacher's Court? #SeasonalSundays Historic Houses #gardens #tours

Wasp or bee on our lone water lily in Preacher's Court? #SeasonalSundays Historic Houses #gardens #tours

It's only been 4 years that we've been open to the public.  Until then the beautiful walled gardens (which have been nur...
23/07/2021
Buy Gardens online - The Charterhouse

It's only been 4 years that we've been open to the public. Until then the beautiful walled gardens (which have been nurtured for the pleasure of the residents here) were completely hidden.
But now they're open for tours on selected dates & very occasionally for Open Gardens evenings. Grab this rare opportunity to see them here!
https://thecharterhouse.digitickets.co.uk/category/33477 #featurefridays Historic Houses #visitlondon #gardens

View Gardens for The Charterhouse online. Digitickets is the Official Online Seller for The Charterhouse tickets and we can save you both time and money when buying in advance online.

The Brothers just getting ready for a 2021 group shot today - all sorted in brisk fashion, so that no-one had to sit too...
22/07/2021

The Brothers just getting ready for a 2021 group shot today - all sorted in brisk fashion, so that no-one had to sit too long in the sun.

The Brothers just getting ready for a 2021 group shot today - all sorted in brisk fashion, so that no-one had to sit too long in the sun.

Our C17th portraits in the Great Chamber represent a unique collection of leading movers & shakers of their time. We've ...
19/07/2021

Our C17th portraits in the Great Chamber represent a unique collection of leading movers & shakers of their time. We've dubbed them The Romantic, The Conformist, The Persuader, The Power Broker, The Free-Thinker, The Rebel, The Agitator, The Thinker, & The Fixer. Find out who's who in our new book now available in our shop and online https://thecharterhouse.digitickets.co.uk/products/268225?navItem=255051

Our C17th portraits in the Great Chamber represent a unique collection of leading movers & shakers of their time. We've dubbed them The Romantic, The Conformist, The Persuader, The Power Broker, The Free-Thinker, The Rebel, The Agitator, The Thinker, & The Fixer. Find out who's who in our new book now available in our shop and online https://thecharterhouse.digitickets.co.uk/products/268225?navItem=255051

Photos from Candide's post
15/07/2021

Photos from Candide's post

We've got more tour tickets on sale!! From 19th July we'll be doubling the capacity of our tours - so if you'd like to b...
14/07/2021

We've got more tour tickets on sale!!
From 19th July we'll be doubling the capacity of our tours - so if you'd like to book sooner rather than later this year - get your tickets now!
Choose from house tours, garden tours, house & garden tours & family tours https://thecharterhouse.digitickets.co.uk/tickets
#Tours #museumsummer #booknow #museum #Islington #familyfun #heritage #history

We've got more tour tickets on sale!!
From 19th July we'll be doubling the capacity of our tours - so if you'd like to book sooner rather than later this year - get your tickets now!
Choose from house tours, garden tours, house & garden tours & family tours https://thecharterhouse.digitickets.co.uk/tickets
#Tours #museumsummer #booknow #museum #Islington #familyfun #heritage #history

"A bloody brilliant project to be involved in""Wonderful... conjuring mood, history, stories & personalities""The portra...
07/07/2021

"A bloody brilliant project to be involved in"
"Wonderful... conjuring mood, history, stories & personalities"
"The portraits are brought to life...they are talking to you. Romantic, emotional, beautiful"
Just some of the quotes after our Great Chamber Soundscape event hosted by our Community Engagement Officer Nichola Charalambou . Visit it yourself here https://thecharterhouse.org/explore-the-

"A bloody brilliant project to be involved in"
"Wonderful... conjuring mood, history, stories & personalities"
"The portraits are brought to life...they are talking to you. Romantic, emotional, beautiful"
Just some of the quotes after our Great Chamber Soundscape event hosted by our Community Engagement Officer Nichola Charalambou . Visit it yourself here https://thecharterhouse.org/explore-the-

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The Charterhouse, Charterhouse Square
London
EC1M 6AN

Opening Hours

Tuesday 11am - 4:45pm
Wednesday 11am - 4:45pm
Thursday 11am - 4:45pm
Friday 11am - 4:45pm
Saturday 11am - 4:45pm
Sunday 11am - 4:45pm

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0203 8188873

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A lovely welcome at The Charterhouse with Heathcliff O'Malley - with particular thanks to Ann, Stanley, Raymond, Andrew, Graham and Stephen
Interesting view of "Tapestry Room, Charterhouse" from an old Postcard!
Drawing from life - sitting by the square. Need to re-visit for more drawings, excellent architecture and history.
The Marie Stuart (Mary, Queen of Scots) Society visited here yesterday and had a great time. Our congratulations to all at Charterhouse for such well laid out exhibition; our thanks to the staff and brothers for accommodating our special request; and a special mention to Guide Raymond for sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm with us. All much appreciated!