Book a tour

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

To book online please click here. Alternatively please phone 0203 818 8873.

Please contact tours@thecharterhouse.org to make an enquiry about group bookings.

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 and Saturdays at 2.15pm.

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Group bookings

Please contact tours@thecharterhouse.org to make an enquiry about group bookings. The maximum capacity per tour is 20 people. Prices are inclusive of VAT.

Musical Tour

The Master, Brothers, the Charterhouse Organist, and the Thomas Sutton Singers invite you to join them for a musical tour of this ancient foundation in the heart of London. The music is chosen to match each point of special interest. The tour will inform and entertain as you take a journey through the Charterhouse story that parallels our nation’s history from the fourteenth century to the present day.

The tour includes all the principal areas of this historic building, and at each location The Thomas Sutton Singers (four professional singers) perform music by composers associated with the Charterhouse, including works by Purcell, Mendelssohn and Vaughan Williams.

In the Chapel, a short organ recital is given by Graham Matthews, Brother of Charterhouse, on the historic 1842 Walker organ. Click here for more information.

Doors open at 6.00pm and the tour begins at 6.20pm. Latecomers will not be admitted. To book tickets click here.

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.