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Architecture Tour

22nd November 2019 | 2:15pm - 3:45pm

Following its success during London Festival of Architecture we are scheduling more dates for our new 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. Tickets £20. Book here
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Candlelit Christmas Carol Concert

3rd December 2019 | 5:30pm - 7:30pm Hurry! Last few tickets! Please join us for what promises to be our most memorable Carol Concert to date!  Raise up your voices to sing your favourite carols, and immerse yourselves in the sublime sound of the Pegasus Choir, in the wonderful festive atmosphere of our Jacobean Chapel. This year we are delighted to present a host of special celebrity readers including actor Jenny Agutter and writers Bonnie Greer and Tracey Borman, bringing Christmas stories vividly to life.  Mingle beforehand with a mince pie and cup of warming mulled wine (included in the ticket price) at this celebratory evening. Advance booking recommended. Tickets £20 (children and Friends of the Charterhouse free).

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Wreath Making Workshop

7th December 2019 | 1:00pm - 5:00pm Give your home distinctive festive flair with a beautiful hand-made wreath using trimmings from the Charterhouse garden and a selection of ribbons and decorations. Spend a lovely afternoon, with the guidance of our Head Gardener Kate Robinson, on this course which takes you through all the techniques of mossing, preparing foliage and decorating your own bespoke wreath. Price includes all materials and festive refreshments, (but do feel free to bring any favourite decorations to adorn your creation). Price:  £55 (£50 Friends of the Charterhouse) Book here

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Wreath Making Workshop

12th December 2019 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm Spend a creative evening making your own bespoke wreath as a centrepiece for your festive decorations.  Using wreath rings partly prepared by our lovely Head Gardener Kate Robinson, select from a variety of foliage and berries trimmed from the Charterhouse gardens, and a range of ribbons and with Kate's guidance, decorate a wreath that's absolutely your own creation. The price includes all materials and festive refreshments (though do feel free to bring any favourite decorations of your own). Price £45 (Friends £40) Book here

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Charterhouse Christmas Service

18th December 2019 | 7:30pm - 8:30pm As Christmas approaches join us for our special Christmas Carol Service and lift your voices with the St Michael Chorale in the atmospheric surroundings of our Jacobean Chapel, where centuries of Brothers have worshipped before.

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Baby Broadway!

19th December 2019 | 3:30pm - 4:15pm Calling everyone from 0 - 90! You are all invited to Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas here at the Charterhouse -a festive family concert brought to us by the lovely people at Baby Broadway. Sing and dance along to seasonal showtunes from hit musicals and well-known songs from Christmas films, all performed by our West End singers. There will also be bubbles, flying babies, jingly bells and lots of fun! Adults £11.90 (£12 on the door, subject to availability). Children – free (up to 3 per adult).  Advance booking recommended!

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Dying to talk about it

21st January 2020 | 5:30pm - 8:30pm We are very pleased to be hosting another Death Café in association with Gentle Dusk and Age UK Islington.  This is a wonderful initiative to provide supportive, informal and friendly environments for people to talk openly about death - whether that is their own, or a loved one.  There is no pressure, but an opportunity to hear others talk, and to come to terms with feelings and fears, over tea and cake.  Our evening event is free, but we would welcome a £2.50 donation to help cover costs.

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March Garden Tour 1

12th March 2020 | 10:45am - 11:45am The first Garden Tour of the year! 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 soon!

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March Garden Tour 2

26th March 2020 | 10:00am - 11:45am The second of our March garden tours. 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 soon!

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April Garden Tour 1

9th April 2020 | 10:45am - 11:45am Spring at the Charterhouse! 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 soon!

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April Garden Tour 2

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 soon!

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