Special offer, from June through August 2019 – 15% off all group bookings of 15 or more people for Charterhouse Tours or Brother’s Charterhouse Tours
Plan a group visit to this historic gem in the heart of London and treat your clients to a beautiful unique site, it’s fascinating turbulent history and a special summer offer!
For centuries The Charterhouse, a seven-acre historic site nestling between Barbican and Farringdon, was hidden behind high imposing walls with few knowing what lay within. Two years ago parts of the wall were removed, an eye-catching new entrance was created – and a museum, Learning Centre and shop specially built to welcome the public. Since then visitors have started to stream through their doors, all of them absolutely amazed to discover such an extraordinary and unique piece of London’s history.
The site dates back to 1348 when the Black Death ravaged London. But the Charterhouse is not only a piece of ancient heritage, it has played an important and very evident part in England’s history throughout the centuries – and is still fulfilling its 17th century charity mission today. The site has been a monastery, a grand Tudor mansion, a boys’ school and an almshouse, which it remains to this day. So a tour of the Charterhouse reveals thrilling episodes from the martyrdom of Carthusian monks, to the refuge of Elizabeth I just prior to her coronation, and the famous early students of Charterhouse School including William Makepeace Thackeray and John Wesley.
Their team of professional guides take tours every day, but you can also choose a tour with one of the current residents of the almshouse – still known as the Brothers (though women are now welcome here too!) – and you will get a totally unique perspective on the Charterhouse’s history, through the eyes of someone still benefitting from the legacy left by the almshouse founder Thomas Sutton in 1611.
25 people can be accommodated on each tour – larger groups can be split. The tours are around one hour long. Allow time for gathering and browsing in the shop. Full disabled access and facilities are available.
Although thousands have visited since the Charterhouse opened in 2017, one of the most frequent comments they still get is that people are so thrilled to have discovered this “hidden gem”.
Groups welcome information for The Charterhouse:-
Location: Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6AN
Open: from 11am to 5.20pm Tuesday to Sunday
Coach Parking: Coaches can drop off in Charterhouse Square. Please discuss parking with Visitor Hosts at the time of booking.
Suitable for: all age groups, allow at least half a day.
As a special offer, from June through August this year, they are offering 15% off all group bookings of 15 or more people for their Charterhouse Tours or Brother’s Charterhouse Tours.
Call 0203 818 8873 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details and T&Cs and quote CTUKoffer.
Why not plan to have a tour, some lunch, and then visit the fascinating museum packed with intriguing stories about the people who have lived here. There is a wide range of local cafes and restaurants in the immediate area, including Malmaison right next door (Tel: 020 3817 4178 or for more information click here