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The London Charterhouse is a historic building complex in Smithfield, London, dating from the 14th century. It stretches north to Charterhouse Square and is in the London Borough of Islington.

Originally built as a priory on the site of a cemetery, it became one of the largest palaces in Tudor London after the dissolution of the monasteries between 1536 and 1541.

In 1611 the property was bought by Thomas Sutton, a businessman and “the richest citizen in England”. He turned the Charterhouse into a boys’ school and established a guesthouse for the elderly.

The guesthouse still exists, although the school was relocated in 1872 as Charterhouse School in Godalming, Surrey.

Jullian McDonnell, from Joolz Guides, has made a fun video about The Charterhouse.

Also visit Joolz Guides for more fun video’s about London!

Opening Hours

Tuesday till Saturday 11:00 tot 17:20.

How to get there

Barbican Station
Barbican (Stop BB): 4, 153
Aldersgate Street
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