The Charterhouse

4.6 347 Google reviews

Medieval garden and museum at the heart of London.

Size of site:
7.5 Acres

Opening Times:
Open Garden Event:
26 August
Pre-book with Candide

Pre-booked tours available:
Tuesdays - Saturdays
11.00AM - 2.15PM


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The Charterhouse
Charterhouse Square
Greater London

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Public Transport

Buses 4, 56, and 153 stop in front of Barbican station, Aldersgate Street - 5 min walk from Charterhouse Square. Nearest train stations are Barbican and Farringdon.

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Day ticket prices

Varies by event.


Varies by event.

Memberships Accepted

Opening Times

Open Garden Event:
26 August
Pre-book with Candide

Pre-booked tours available:
Tuesdays - Saturdays
11.00AM - 2.15PM

Weather Forecast


Possible light rain until morning, starting again in the evening.



Light rain in the morning and afternoon.



Possible light rain in the morning and afternoon.



Rain until evening.



Rain starting in the afternoon.



020 3818 8873


From 347 Google reviews

Additional Information

**Tours** Charterhouse Tour: Join a professional guide to discover the evocative remnants of the medieval monastery and the courtyards of the opulent Tudor mansion. Our tours cast new light on well-known stories from British history and introduce our visitors to the unique heritage of the historic Charterhouse – living the nation’s history since 1348. Brother’s Tour: Discover Thomas Sutton’s charity and life at the Charterhouse today in these historic surroundings. These tours are given from the perspective of each individual Brother – no two tours are the same. They provide an in-depth look at the long history of the site and the lifestyle of the Brothers through the centuries and are a unique opportunity to learn more about the nuances of this fascinating historical gem hidden in the heart of London. Garden Tour: Led by a gardener and a Brother, this is a rare opportunity to enter the enchanting secret gardens of the Charterhouse. Hidden away for more than 650 years, the Charterhouse gardens are now revealed in all their glory – an oasis of calm and great beauty where a collection of courtyard gardens gradually unfold, cleverly reflecting different moods and providing colour and interest throughout the seasons. House and Garden Tour: An opportunity to take in the full splendour of the whole site, combining the two main tours described above. Family Tour: Join us on a journey through the Charterhouse as we look for Thomas Sutton’s missing Talbots. Discover medieval monks, regal royals, terrible Tudors and naughty schoolboys as we search high and low for cuddly, teddy Talbots. Can you help us find them all?

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