The Charterhouse has been living the nation’s history since 1348. In that time it has served as a monastery, private mansion, boys school and an almshouse, which it remains to this day.

What have you got lined up for Half Term? You can drop in here at the Charterhouse any time from Tuesday 18th to Saturday 22nd and have fun with our art materials, play dressing up with our Tudor costumes and monk's habits, try our Family Trail and much more. And it's FREE! Check out our 'What's on' page

History, music, art, family fun…. If you’re looking for something unique to do in London, discover what’s on at the captivating Charterhouse… View our upcoming events

The almshouse


Today, more than four hundred years since it was founded, our almshouse continues to offer a safe home and supportive community for older people in need… apply here

Plan your visit


With a long and fascinating history, the Charterhouse is a unique living legacy in the heart of London, and it’s there for you to discover… plan your visit

Venue hire


Stunning rooms and atmospheric spaces to make your private occasion or business event uniquely memorable… step inside

About us


The Charterhouse has been living the nation’s history since 1348. Today we are continuing our charitable mission to provide care and support to older people in need … find out more

Support us


Join our Friends scheme or leave a legacy to ensure our special almshouse and unique historic site can be maintained and preserved now and for future generations… become a Friend

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