What’s on

See below for exciting events coming to the Charterhouse soon.

Wednesdays at 12.30 – Ten Minute Tales

Big stories in small packages. Join us Wednesdays during lunchtime for free ten minute talks on different aspects of our vast history. Journey back in time to learn about the Deadly Dukes, the Black Death, the Carthusian Martyrs, and Football Firsts from our Volunteers, Brothers, and Visitor Hosts. Keep checking back as we release new and interesting topics to dive into.  Coming up:  7th November – the Martyr Monks, 14th November – the Deadly Dukes, 21st November – War Restoration, 28th November – Turbulent Priests .

Weds 14 November, Tues 11 December – Peace of Mind soundscapes in the Chapel 1.00-1.30pm

The Charterhouse presents Peace of Mind – a series of word and music soundscapes to calm the mind and enrich the soul. Join us for these lunchtime events specially curated by singer and teacher Deborah Hudson and Robin Isherwood, the Preacher at the Charterhouse, featuring both live and recorded sounds, songs and musical extracts from around the world. For anyone who would like to escape their busy city lives for half an hour, and immerse themselves in an aural world of calm.

Entrance is FREE. Booking not required.  Donations welcome.

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 and over 60s free).


Monday 10 December – Adult art workshop: Seasonal Marks and Motifs

10am – 3pm

Enjoy a day igniting your imagination, inspired by the motifs of the Great Chamber ceiling. Sketch, design and create your own motifs, ready to use this Christmas. Investigate the flora, fauna, crests and decorative swirls adorning the ceiling before creating inspiring decorative motifs perfect for the festive season. Suitable for all levels of experience and ability.

Tutor: Alex Roberts

Cost: £50.00 / Friends £45.00

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Tuesday 11th December – Wreath Making Workshop

1 – 5pm
Give your home some festive flair with a beautiful bespoke wreath using trimmings from the Charterhouse garden and a selection of ribbons and decorations. Led by our lovely Head Gardener Kate Robinson, this half-day course is the perfect opportunity to catch up with friends and create your own beautiful Christmas Wreath to adorn your door. Price includes all materials and festive refreshments but do feel free to bring any favourite decorations to adorn your creation.
Price: £50 Friends of the Charterhouse, £55 non-Friends

Sunday 16 December – Christmas Family Tour

11 – 11.45pm  / 12 – 12.45pm

Follow Thomas the Talbot on a magical Christmas tour of the Charterhouse. Explore our charming cloister and ho-ho-ho hall as we search for Thomas Sutton’s pesky Talbot greyhounds. Can you help us find all six during this special festive themed family tour? Chocolate coins await. Please inform us if you have any allergies/dietary requirements.

£12 per paying adult, up to two children free (max 6 families per tour). Suitable for ages 4+

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Pegasus Choir

Sunday 16th December – Candlelit Christmas Carol Service

4.30pm and 6.30pm

Join us on Sunday 16th December for the Charterhouse’s atmospheric candlelit Christmas Carol Service featuring the Pegasus Choir. Pegasus is one of London’s most accomplished and critically acclaimed chamber choirs, winning awards for their imaginative musical programmes.   Due to the popularity of this event there will be two Carol Concerts starting at 4.30pm and 6.30pm. Festive refreshments will be served in the Great Chamber from 5.30-6.30pm.


Friends of the Charterhouse: Free entry, Carol Concert and refreshments (2 guests)

Others: £10 for the Carol Service and refreshments, mulled wine and mince pies or free entry for the Carol Service only

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