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
Please note that from 16th December 2019 to May 2020 the Great Chamber will be closed for a major renovation project, and will be open for bookings again from the summer onwards – expect an extraordinary space with enhanced splendour and new colour scheme. You can view details of the planned changes here and here.
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
The Charterhouse Chapel
The Chapel Cloister
The Old Library
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.
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.
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.
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.