Book a tour

We look forward to welcoming you on a tour of the Charterhouse.

Since 1611 the Charterhouse has been a home to a community of Brothers. For this reason, access to the historic site is by guided tour only. Please see below for further information.

To book online please click here

Alternatively please phone 0203 818 8873 or email us on tours@thecharterhouse.org 

Please note that some tours will not be available due to private functions.

Standard tour

Join us for a professional guide led tour to see the highlights of the Charterhouse, taking in the Great Hall where the Brothers sit together to eat their meals, the Great Chamber where Queen Elizabeth I held court during the first days of her reign, Wash-house Court associated with the medieval monks of the Charterhouse and Master’s Court which reveals the opulence of Lord North’s Tudor mansion. Our expert guides will explain the history of the site and pull out some highlights from the collection.

Tours last 55 minutes and cost £10 per person.

Tours take place Tuesday to Sunday at 11.30am, 1.45pm and 2.45pm.

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Brother’s tour

Come and discover more about the Charterhouse with a behind the scenes tour led by one of the resident Brothers.  These tours are given from the perspective of each individual Brother and therefore 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.

Tours cost £15 per person and last up to two hours.

Tours take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2.15pm.

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Garden tour

Join Claire Davies, Head Gardener at the Charterhouse, for a rare opportunity to enter our enchanting and secret garden. On 19th September summer will be once again on the wain and this is a time of transition in the garden. There will still be colour but many of the plants and ornamental grasses will have set seed. These we leave for autumn and winter interest and for the wildlife. There will still be some colour in the beds and it is very much an all year round garden, so it is constantly changing and there is always something to look at.

The next garden tour is on Tuesday 19 September from 10.45 to 11.45am. Tickets cost £20 per person.

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Group bookings

Please contact tours@thecharterhouse.org or call us on 0203 818 8873 to make an enquiry about group bookings.

Group bookings (minimum of 10 people) are subject to a deposit of £50 for standard tours and £75 for Brother’s tours. Attendance must be confirmed one month in advance.

The maximum capacity per tour is 20 people. Prices are inclusive of VAT.

Tour accessibility

Please note that the historic buildings of the Charterhouse include some uneven surfaces and a cobbled courtyard. We therefore advise visitors to wear sensible footwear and dress appropriately.

There are easy alternative routes for wheelchair users to all stops on the tour except for the Norfolk Cloister, which, due to the building work not yet being completed, has limited accessibility via a doorway with two steps down.

Seating is available at most of the stops on the tour.