In a side street in posh Chelsea can be found a nice but otherwise ordinary house, but to step inside is to step into a Victorian time capsule.
About the Carlyle's HouseHidden in the quiet back streets of Chelsea is the home of Thomas and Jane Carlyle.
A twist of fate turned Carlyle into a star of the 19th-century literary world.
The house was opened to the public in 1895, just fourteen years after Carlyle's death.
It is preserved as it was when the Carlyles lived there and is a good example of a middle class Victorian home.
IMPORTANT - Although venues are reopening, their hours may differ from normal, and most now need prebooking before you visit.
Link to Carlyle's House's website
24 Cheyne Row,
Carlyle's House Map
Fequently asked questions
What's the nearest railway station to Carlyle's House
The nearest station is South Kensington which is 0.7 miles away.