Hidden gem in the heart of London

The London Charterhouse is a historic complex of buildings, dating back to the 14th century. Set in the heart of Clerkenwell, the Charterhouse has been living the Nation’s history since 1348. Initially the site was London’s largest Black Death burial ground, then becoming home to the largest monastery in the world until it was dissolved in 1537. A grand Tudor mansion replaced the monastery. In 1611 Thomas Sutton acquired the mansion for an Almshouse charity and school. The school moved out of London in 1872 but the Brothers remained at the Charterhouse in Clerkenwell.

This interesting and historical venue is now available for event venue hire and provides an extraordinary range of rooms, fascinating and impressive to all who enter. Each event is completely unique with an unforgettable atmosphere.

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Elegant, Breathtaking, Historic

Standing capacities


Seated capacities



Charterhouse Square, Barbican, London EC1M 6AN

Did you know?

Did you know several prominent films and TV programmes have been shot at the Charterhouse in recent years, including Downton Abbey, Great Expectations, Mr Selfridge, Tulip Fever, Poirot and Taboo

The venue
Spaces Standing Seated
  • The Old Library 100 70
  • The Great Hall - 100
  • The Norfolk Cloister 80 -
  • The Great Chamber - 120
  • The Governors Room 50 25
  • The Charterhouse Chapel 200 -