A chance to step into a medieval monastery near the Barbican on a Friday evening for a guided tour by flickering candlelight.
About the The CharterhouseAn ancient monastery hidden behind high walls that was shut down by King Henry VIII, sold off, then donated to become an almshouse and school.
Although rarely opened to the public, a few years ago tours of the buildings started, and now a museum has also opened on the site.
The museum is open to the public, and now tours take place regularly through the week - either by tour guides, or you can be shown around by one of the residents of the almshouses which are still providing accommodation some 400 years after they were set up.
IMPORTANT - Although venues are reopening, their hours may differ from normal, and most now need prebooking before you visit.
Link to The Charterhouse's website
The Charterhouse Map
Fequently asked questions
Are there tours of The Charterhouse?
Yes, tours run throughout the week, and need to be booked in advance. The tours take in most of the grand rooms within the Charterhouse estate.
Is there a museum at the Charterhouse?
Yes, a public museum opened a few years ago and is free to visit.
How long does a tour of the Charterhouse take?
The tours last around 90 minutes, and allow 30 minutes for the museum as well.
What's the nearest railway station to The Charterhouse
The nearest station is Barbican which is 0.1 miles away.