What’s on

See below for exciting events coming to the Charterhouse soon.

Sundays 1st July, 8th July, 15th July – Football Firsts at the Charterhouse!

13:00 – 13:10

Fuel your craving for all things Football with our World Cup season of Sunday talks that reveal how the Charterhouse has played a key role in the beautiful game we know and love today. In just a short 10 minute fascinating talk, learn how football went from humble beginnings to a global phenomenon, and discover where some of the more controversial football rules were born. Step into our amazing heritage site on Charterhouse Square and join our football expert for a FREE mini talk and tour and ensure you’re up to speed with the best historic football anecdotes in town!

FREE no booking required

Friday 6 July and Saturday 28 July – Crossrail and the Charterhouse tour

From the Black Death to the founding of a Carthusian monastery to London’s newest railway, discover the secrets that lie behind, or rather underneath, the Charterhouse. As Crossrail tunnelled its way across London, the remains of a 14th century plague pit were unearthed. Following on from her series of SOLD OUT walking tours for the Museum of London in summer 2017, join London Town Tours guide Julie Chandler to find out about the tunnelling, station design, the trains, the archaeology, and how Crossrail impacted life at Charterhouse on this unique tour.

Tours last for 90 minutes and cost £20 per person.

Please note that this is an external walk. We therefore advise visitors to wear sensible footwear and dress appropriately.

Due to the popularity of the Crossrail and the Charterhouse tour, if you need to amend or cancel your tour please let us know a minimum of 5 days before. We will be unable to refund or reallocate tickets with less than 5 days notice. Book here

Tuesday 24 July – Adult art workshop: Drawing for beginners ‘A Sense of Place’

10.00 – 15.00

Take part in this beginners’ drawing workshop exploring the Charterhouse buildings through use of pencil and charcoal. Seek out hidden places of interest across our secluded 7.5 acres to create a series of lively sketches and drawings. All art materials provided. Please bring an apron and sketching stool if desired.

Full £50.00 / Friends £45.00

For more information or to book please click here

Thursday 2 August – Garden Tour

Join the gardening team for a rare opportunity to enter our enchanting and secret garden, created by Head Gardener Claire Davies.  There is always plenty of colour and variety in the beds and it is very much an all year round garden, so it is constantly changing and every season brings something new to look at.  Discover this oasis of peace and beauty behind the walls at the Charterhouse.

The next available garden tour is on Thursday 2nd August from 10.45 to 11.45am. Tickets cost £20 per person.

‘many wonderful plants and planting ideas – will unashamedly steal’, ‘it was stunning!’

To book click here

Monday 20 August – Adult art workshop: In and Around the Charterhouse

10.00 – 15.00

Explore the Charterhouse and Smithfield in a sketchbook day. Delight in our tranquil gardens before venturing to nearby Smithfield market to sketch streets and Victorian buildings. Working in pen, wash and pencil come and explore this hidden part of London.

Full £50.00 / Friends £45.00

For more information or to book please click here

Tuesday 4 September, Wednesday 5 September & Thursday 6 September – Shakespeare in Charterhouse Square

We are delighted to welcome back the HandleBards to perform Shakespeare in Charterhouse Square.  Expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter.  All performances start at 7.00pm.

Twelfth Night on Tuesday 4 September Book tickets

Twelfth Night on Wednesday 5 September Book tickets

Romeo and Juliet on Thursday 6 September Book tickets

For a taster of the wonderful HandleBards 2018 season click here

Tuesday 13 November – Charterhouse Christmas Fair

Come and join the Brothers (residents) and staff of this magical site steeped in history, as we open the doors to the public for a day of festive shopping and Christmas fun, including mulled wine, a Santa’s Grotto, Christmas carols, arts and crafts and much more.

The fair will begin at 11am and close at 7pm. Entry will be £3.00 (Under 12s free).

If you would like to apply to have your stall at the Charterhouse Christmas Fair please email donna.birkwood@thecharterhouse.org for details.