What’s on

Family, fun, tudor, weekend

Family Tour & Explore

25th January 2020 | 1:00pm - 1:45pm

The first of our special Family Tours for 2020. Join us on a journey through the Charterhouse as we look for Thomas Sutton’s missing Talbots. Discover medieval monks, regal royals, terrible Tudors and naughty schoolboys as we search high and low for cuddly Talbot toys. Can you help us find all six? Particularly suitable for under 12s. £10 per adult, children go free (NB max two children per paying adult). Book your tickets here!
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Concert: The Aglica Trio

29th January 2020 | 7:30pm - 8:30pm We are delighted to be hosting a concert by the Aglica Trio, all graduates of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, performing music by Debussy, Debois, Takemitsu, Corelli and Mattias. The Aglica Trio comprises Carys Gittins on flute, Agnieszka Zyniewitz on viola and Lise Vandersmissen on harp.  Each has received personal acclaim, as well as support and tuition from prestigious artists since leaving Guildhall - and together they have created this programme which brings together their British, Polish and Belgian roots.  Free entry. Donations to the charity welcomed.

architecture, heritage, modern, renovation, tudor

Architecture Tour

15th February 2020 | 2:15pm - 3:45pm Following its success during the London Festival of Architecture we are scheduling more opportunities to go on our special Architecture Tour. Join one of our expert guides to explore the many architectural surprises at the Charterhouse. From medieval monastery to Tudor mansion, post-war renovation to invigorating 21st century adaptation of the Charterhouse buildings and open spaces, comprise a wealth of fascination in the heart of London. Tudor brick juxtaposed against medieval stone, windows and doorways recycled into modern entrances, elegant Victorian functionality and 1950s innovation; every element of these historic buildings breathes a story about the visionaries who have contributed to this remarkable estate, from Henry Yevele to Eric Parry and Michael Hopkins - with additional exciting news of ongoing developments. Tickets £20. Book here.

60+, meditation, posture, yoga

Wellbeing: Golden Years Yoga

18th February 2020 | 5:30pm - 6:30pm Take advantage of the serenity of the Charterhouse and recharge your batteries at an hour long yoga session with Aleksandra Horwood particularly focused on achieving better posture and balance.  This is a taster session for a planned series, so come along and see how Aleksandra's combination of physical and breathing exercises, with meditation and relaxation, works for you.  The session will take place in our airy Learning Centre, and exercises designed for you to be able to safely do at home. Aleksandra is a certified senior teacher and a founder of Happy Stance Yoga Therapy in London. All abilities. Over 60s welcome. Please bring your own mats. Tickets £6. Book online here

film, filmmaking, Workshop

Workshop: Smartphone Documentary Filmmaking

20th February 2020 | 1:00pm - 5:00pm This comprehensive workshop, run by Smart Film Lab, teaches you how to shoot, direct and edit a 90-second documentary film using accessibility of smartphones and filmmaking apps. The content focuses on core filmmaking skills and is taught through tailored worksheets, exercises, and screenings that centre on: idea development, storytelling skills, plot structure, documentary directing and interviewing, voiceover narration, shot types and functions, practical camerawork and sound recording skills , shooting for the edit, filmmaking apps, checklists, and more. The workshop is led by filmmaker and film production teacher Matty Groves. Matty works in a range of formats including music videos, documentaries and shorts films. His films have been screened at international and domestic festivals and he has received a Royal Television Society Award. Level: Beginner Materials required : Smartphone (iPhone/Android), pen/paper, free filmmaking apps. Tickets £45. Book online here.

familyfun, history, london, weekend

Family Tour & Explore

22nd February 2020 | 1:00pm - 1:45pm Join us on a journey through the Charterhouse as we look for Thomas Sutton’s missing Talbots. Discover medieval monks, regal royals, terrible Tudors and naughty schoolboys as we search high and low for cuddly Talbot toys. Can you help us find all six? Particularly suitable for under 12s. £10 per adult, children go free (NB max two children per paying adult). Book your tickets here!

Carthusian, medieval, monastery, monks

Lecture: The English Carthusians

26th February 2020 | 1:45pm - 3:00pm A wonderful opportunity to hear medieval history expert Lucy Beckett illuminate the world of the Carthusian order here in England, and its persistent and resolute resistance to the profound changes demanded by Henry VIII. A fascinating lecture by this renowned medieval specialist, author and academic, which places the monastery at the Charterhouse in the centre of a devastating and heroic story. Ticket price £12. Book online here

chapel, choral, evensong

Choral Evensong

4th March 2020 | 5:30pm - 6:30pm Please join us for a special Choral Evensong in the calm and serenity of our Jacobean Chapel, sung today by the Choristers of St Paul's Cathedral. Open to everyone, free entry. Donations welcomed

garden tours, heritage, London gardens, walled gardens

New! March House & Garden Tour

12th March 2020 | 10:45am - 1:00pm The first Garden Tour of the year - and for the first time we are combining a tour around the gardens, with a full tour of our beautiful buildings too! A rare opportunity to both enter the enchanting secret gardens of the Charterhouse, with Head Gardener Kate Robinson and one of the Brothers, and also take a tour of  our extraordinary buildings with one of our expert guides.  The seven-acre site was hidden away for more than 650 years, and now for the first time can be seen as a combined tour on a few selected dates during the year. Discover this historic former monastery and Tudor palace, still housing a community today as a flourishing almshouse, and a collection of courtyard gardens which gradually unfold, cleverly reflecting different moods and providing colour and interest throughout the seasons.  £30  Tickets on sale now - click here!

chapel, choral, evensong, Jacobean

Choral Evensong

14th March 2020 | 5:30pm - 6:30pm Please join us for a special Choral Evensong in our beautiful Jacobean Chapel, sung by Coro42. Everyone welcome - free entry. Donations welcomed.

architecture, conservation, heritage, modern, renovation, tudor

Architecture Tour

21st March 2020 | 11:00am - 12:30pm Following its success during the London Festival of Architecture we are scheduling more opportunities to go on our special Architecture Tour. Join one of our expert guides to explore the many architectural surprises at the Charterhouse. From medieval monastery to Tudor mansion, post-war renovation to invigorating 21st century adaptation of the Charterhouse buildings and open spaces, comprise a wealth of fascination in the heart of London. Tudor brick juxtaposed against medieval stone, windows and doorways recycled into modern entrances, elegant Victorian functionality and 1950s innovation; every element of these historic buildings breathes a story about the visionaries who have contributed to this remarkable estate, from Henry Yevele to Eric Parry and Michael Hopkins - with additional exciting news of ongoing developments. Tickets £20. Book here.

easter, familyfun, history, london, weekend

Family Tour & Explore

21st March 2020 | 1:00pm - 1:45pm Join us on a journey through the Charterhouse as we look for Thomas Sutton’s missing Talbots. Discover medieval monks, regal royals, terrible Tudors and naughty schoolboys as we search high and low for cuddly Talbot toys. Can you help us find all six? Particularly suitable for under 12s. £10 per adult, children go free (NB max two children per paying adult). Book your tickets here!

garden tour, heritage, hidden gardens, London gardens

March Garden Tour

26th March 2020 | 10:00am - 11:45am Led by Head Gardener Kate Robinson and one of the Brothers, this is a rare opportunity to enter the enchanting secret gardens of the Charterhouse. Hidden away for more than 650 years, the Charterhouse gardens are now revealed in all their glory. Enclosed by this historic former monastery and Tudor palace is an oasis of calm and great beauty where a collection of courtyard gardens gradually unfold, cleverly reflecting different moods and providing colour and interest throughout the seasons.  The Garden Tours run from March through to September - either once or twice a month. £20  Tickets on sale now - click here!

history, lates, london, sipsmith, tour

Charterhouse Lates

26th March 2020 | 7:00pm - 8:00pm NEW! Join us as the twilight deepens, and the candles are lit at the Charterhouse for our new early evening tours. Soak in the extraordinary atmosphere as you experience our unique history and dramatic stories stretching back seven centuries.  Join us after work, bring your friends, and enjoy a Sipsmith G&T before embarking on a fascinating journey through time. Cash/card bar available. Tickets £20 (incl G&T or soft drink) Two tours starting at 7.00pm and 7.30pm. Tickets on sale soon!

Gardens, heritage, historic houses, london

April House & Garden Tour

9th April 2020 | 10:45am - 1:00pm Spring at the Charterhouse! A rare opportunity to both enter the enchanting secret gardens of the Charterhouse, with Head Gardener Kate Robinson and one of the Brothers, and also take a tour of  our extraordinary buildings with one of our expert guides.  The seven-acre site was hidden away for more than 650 years, and now for the first time can be seen as a combined tour on a few selected dates during the year. Discover this historic former monastery and Tudor palace, still housing a community today as a flourishing almshouse, and a collection of courtyard gardens which gradually unfold, cleverly reflecting different moods and providing colour and interest throughout the seasons.  £30  Tickets on sale now!

london, private gardens, tours, walled gardens

April Garden Tour

23rd April 2020 | 10:45am - 11:45am Led by Head Gardener Kate Robinson and one of the Brothers, this is one of the limited opportunities to enter the enchanting private gardens of the Charterhouse, curated specially for the enjoyment of the Brothers who live here. Hidden away for more than 650 years, the Charterhouse gardens are now revealed in all their glory. Enclosed by this historic former monastery and Tudor palace is an oasis of calm and great beauty where a collection of courtyard gardens gradually unfold, cleverly reflecting different moods and providing colour and interest throughout the seasons.  The Garden Tours run from March through to September - either once or twice a month. £20  Tickets on sale now!

17th century, concert, Jacobean, lute, songs, Sunday

Hatches, Matches and Dispatches

26th April 2020 | 3:30pm - 4:30pm A celebration of the cycle of life with a programme of lute songs that mark the beginning and end of mortal life, as well as the union that leads to new life. The passing of people of significance has often led composers to excel themselves in expressing deep emotion. Noble weddings in Jacobean times often were celebrated with specially produced masques with song and dance. Lullabies, often the first music anyone hears, also make their appearance in the lute song repertoire.  Soprano Emily Murphy joins lutenist Din Ghani for this Musicke in the Ayre concert of baroque songs.  Tickets on the door  £12 (£6 for under-16s), online £11 (£5.50) with no booking fee on top. Book in advance here.

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