What’s on

See below for exciting events coming to the Charterhouse soon.

Thursday 17 May – A Concert in Memory of Brother Phil Stewart by the Conservatory of Music, Wheaton College, Illinois, USA

3.00pm in the Chapel

Students and Faculty from Wheaton College will present an afternoon of vocal & instrumental classical music  in loving memory of Phil.  The College which prepares music students in four major areas – performance, composition, teaching, and scholarship – offers six Bachelor of Music degrees, so that students can take advantage of career opportunities in whatever fields they choose to pursue.  Free to attend.


Tuesday 22 May – A Musical Salon at the Charterhouse

The Chairman of the Charterhouse invites you to a rather special concert here hosted by Andrew and Anabella Freris, Chairman and Executive Secretary of The Chopin Society of Hong Kong, on Tuesday 22 May 2018. The evening will feature a guitar recital by Alvaro Pierri who is internationally acclaimed as a leading personality in the world of the guitar. He will entertain us with guitar music from John Dowland, Isaac Albéniz, William Walton, and Marlos Nobre.

The concert will replicate, in part, a Musical Salon, that of an environment in which friends gather to share music, food and refreshments in a relaxed and intimate atmosphere.  The evening will begin with drinks and canapés in the Old Library from 6pm, and for those who desire, a tour of the historic and beautiful Charterhouse. From 7pm guests will take their seats in the celebrated Great Chamber for the recital followed by more drinks and a light supper; the evening will draw to a close by 10pm.

Formal invitation to follow in the post, so please provide your address details.

To book click here

Saturday 26 May – Crossrail and the Charterhouse Tour

Designed for those who want to find out more about the medieval history of the site and recent Crossrail excavations, we are delighted to announce our brand new tour offer for 2018!

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 start at 10:30am and last for 90 minutes.

Tours cost £20 per person.

To book click here

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

Thursday 31 May – London History Day

Join us on this annual celebration of the capital’s extraordinary history and heritage run by Historic England.

Every year on 31 May – the day Big Ben first started keeping time – London’s museums and galleries showcase how our people and places have contributed to the city’s unique identity.

The theme for 2018 is ‘courage’.

We are pleased to participate with two special events:

Join the Salters’ Company, Charterhouse and Barbican Children’s Library to hear about some of the female pioneers connected to each of our inspiring locations. Then, get crafty inspired by your favourite pioneers from London History. Come dressed for messy play!

Suitable for ages 5-11

Free, 11am-3pm

Book here

Discover the works on Anne Thackeray, eldest daughter of William Makepeace Thackeray, a pupil at Charterhouse School, through special object handling sessions and tours.

Free, drop-in

Tuesday 5 June – National Gardens Scheme


Come and see the private gardens within the grounds of historic Charterhouse.  Five acres of peace and tranquillity in the heart of London!

No booking required – £5 entry fee payable on the door and includes a glass of wine.

We will also be having a BBQ throughout the evening (additional cost).  www.ngs.org.uk

Thursday 7 June – Garden Tour

Join Claire Davies, Head Gardener at the Charterhouse, for a rare opportunity to enter our enchanting and secret garden. In April spring will be in the air and many of the bulbs will be in bloom. The glorious magnolia trees should be displaying their splendour as well as the wisteria.  There will be plenty of 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 available garden tour is on Thursday 7th June 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


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


Tuesday 13 November – Charterhouse Christmas Fair

Join us for some mulled wine, Christmas shopping and festive fun! More details to be announced shortly.