Rooms and spaces

We have a wonderful choice of characterful rooms and spaces which are both highly adaptable for different occasions, and each memorably steeped in history.

Please note that, due to the special nature of the Charterhouse as an almshouse for a community of older men and women, events can only take place between 8.00am and 10.00pm.

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The Great Hall

Capacity: Reception 180, Theatre 120, Seated dinner 100

A stunning and grand room, the Great Hall is perfect for formal dinners and receptions. All the splendour of the original Tudor reception hall with arched ceiling, stunning windows, a fine fireplace by Edmund Kinsman, a gallery and ornate carved wooden screen.


 

The Great Chamber

Capacity: Reception 180, Theatre 140, Seated dinner 120

Soak in the extraordinary atmosphere of this stunning room – the last surviving Tudor Great Chamber in London.  This is where the young Elizabeth I prepared for her coronation, and James I knighted many of his favoured noblemen.  A grand and memorable room for a dinner, party, concert or presentation.


 

The Norfolk Cloister

Capacity: Reception 180, Seated dinner 100 

A stunning 14th century monastery cloister which was later made into a garden gallery by the Duke of Norfolk. A stone flag floor and original features include an original doorway leading to one of the Carthusian monk’s cells. Later in the 18th century the ‘offside’ rule in football can claim its origins in this room, as the boys of Charterhouse School were the first to implement it in this space. With its serene atmosphere the cloister is ideal for corporate events, dinners and wine tastings.


 

The Governors’ Room

Capacity: Reception 50, Theatre 40, Seated 28 
A smaller space suited well to meetings, dinners, and breakout sessions from larger meetings. With elegant wood panelling and prints of the Charterhouse adorning the walls, this space is an excellent setting for smaller gatherings. There are other rooms available for smaller breakout sessions subject to availability.

The Charterhouse Chapel

Capacity: Seated 200
Beautiful, and light filled, the chapel is fascinating and impressive to all who enter. With Jacobean carvings throughout, and the Charterhouse’s founder Thomas Sutton’s tomb, the chapel is full of historical architectural detail and has excellent acoustics.

The Chapel Cloister

Capacity: Reception 60, Seated dinner 40
The Exit from the museum room leads into what was once a monastic Cloister; the Chapel Cloister. The splendid doorway leading into the chapel was carved by a renowned master mason of his time, Edward Kinsman. The chapel cloister is clothed with memorial slabs commemorating former staff, students and brothers. Its beautiful stone décor enables one to get a sense of what once was, reliving the rich history whilst enjoying your event, be that a reception or dinner.

The Old Library

Capacity: Reception 120, Seated dinner 50
This stately room is ideal for meetings. It also works wonderfully for dinners and receptions. With scars from the Blitz the Old Library highlights the history of the Charterhouse. Portraits of Archbishops and Bishops of London dating back to the 18th century line the walls and lend a tranquil and dignified ambience for any occasion.

Learning Centre

Capacity: Reception 80, Theatre 60, Seated dinner 50

The Learning Centre was designed as part of the Revealing the Charterhouse project and is light and spacious room which marries new design with the old. It has a more modern feel with spot lighting based within octagonal coffers, representing an inversion of the stunning chapel ceiling.  This space makes the perfect setting for meetings and business events, but can also be dressed beautifully for dinners.


 

Master’s Court

The Masters Court is the original entrance courtyard to the Tudor mansion, a perfect space to host welcome drinks, setting the scene for your memorable event.  There is carefully maintained lawn with central lamppost, surrounded by a stone flagged pathway. Look up at the splendid windows of the Great Hall, with their stained glass, as well as the gold-encrusted Charles I’s crest, and Sutton sundial. In the evening this courtyard glows with light from the various windows, with lit candles in lanterns adding to the special atmosphere.


 

The Norfolk Garden

Outside the Norfolk Cloister you find the pretty and peaceful Norfolk Garden. This intimate garden has many corners to explore, and is designed in the English Garden style, with planting that has highpoints all year round. It makes the perfect space for a reception but is equally a great setting for a photoshoot or filming.


 

Washhouse Court

One of the earliest parts of the Charterhouse, this atmospheric courtyard was originally used for all the services – laundry, bakery, kitchens – for the monks. The original cobbles and patterned brick walls of the court gives a unique sense of another century. The space is perfect for photoshoots, product launches, fashion events, filming and much more.


 

Charterhouse Square

An ‘urban oasis’ in the heart of London, right on the edge of the City, the square has lawned areas bordered by wild flowers and grasses, with large mature trees providing plenty of shade from the summer’s heat. Charterhouse Square is managed and maintained privately, but the public are given access during opening times at the Charterhouse. This space can be hired both exclusively and non-exclusively.


 

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