Visit > Charlton House
Charlton House illustrates a little-represented phase in the evolution of the English country house, linking the sprawling style of the Tudor age with the compact geometry associated with Inigo Jones. The original oak staircase remains, as do many fireplaces and plasterwork ceilings.
Three hundred years ago John Evelyn, the diarist, described the prospect from Charlton House as 'one of the most noble in the world, for city, river, ships, meadows, hills, woods and all other amenities.'
Charlton Tea Rooms open Mon – Fri, 9am – 4pm - Charlton Tea Rooms will be closed on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th December 2017.
House Open Mon - Fri, 9am-10pm and Sat 9am - 5pm (The Tearooms are however not open on a Saturday)
Closed Bank Holidays
Between Tuesday 12th December and Friday 22nd December 2017 there will be reduced Car Parking at Charlton House due to filming taking place at the House. The Car Park will be closed on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th December 2017. If you have any queries about your visit please contact the Team at Charlton House.
It may not always be possible to explore the entirety house as it is used for events. Please call ahead to talk to a member of staff to find out how to make the most of your visit.
Sunday 24th December 2017 - Monday 1st January 2018. (Reopen Tuesday 2nd January 2018).
Most of the house is accessible by wheelchair but some areas may need assistance. Please ask us for help.
Disabled Parking is also avalible.
Between Tuesday 12th December and Friday 22nd December 2017 there will be reduced parking at Charlton House. On Monday 18th December and Tuesday 19th December 2017 the Car Park of Charlton House will be closed due to filming taking place at the House. If you have any queries about your visit please contact the Team at Charlton House.
Christmas Closure: Sunday 24th December 2017 - Monday 1st January 2018. (Reopen Tuesday 2nd January 2018).Download Charlton_House_Programme_Mid-2017.pdf
Charlton Tea Rooms
The perfect setting to catch up over lunch, our wonderful wood panelled tea rooms are full of history. During the warm weather you can enjoy lunch outside on our grounds. The Tea Rooms offers light lunches, such as jacket potatos, sandwiches and sasuage rolls. Snacks, such as freshly baked flapjacks, hot and cold drinks and delicious cakes.
The Tea Rooms also serve afternoon tea that consists of cream tea along with a selection of cakes and sandwiches. Large groups can be served in the exquisite setting of the Dutch Room. This must be booked at least a day in advance and between Mon-Fri, 9am – 4pm.
The Tea Rooms are open generally from Mon-Fri, 9am – 4pm.
PLEASE NOTE: Charlton Tea Rooms will be closed between 1-3pm on Friday 15th December for our Christmas Concert (tickets available via Charlton House) and on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th December 2017 due to filming.
Christmas Closure: Sunday 24th December 2017 - Monday 1st January 2018. (Reopen Tuesday 2nd January 2018).Download Tea_Rooms_Daily_Menu.jpg
If you are interested in volunteering, hiring our spaces or making a donation, or you would like to speak to someone from the Trust, Greenwich Heritage Centre or Charlton House and Assembly Rooms, please use the contact form and add the subject to your email. We aim to respond to enquiries within a week. Please bear with us as the Trust is managed with minimum staff and has to prioritise visits in person or on the phone.Enquire
My 7 year old & 4 year old loved the mask making activities followed by the hunt round Charlton House at Halloween. Great day Out!M. Cowan
It's a privilege to be able to involve and enhance this exquisite Jacobean mansion. The friends are dedicated to making this wonderful building even more desirable and maintain its position within the Charlton community. The staff are supremely dedicated and we and the friends try to assist in all aspects of their work.Jonathan Dare - Friends of Charlton House
We had a great time, and the cake was delicious. 10/10 would go again!Jean and David
Everything was perfect... The venue was great, the event went really well and the attention to detail you and your team paid to our requirements was much appreciated.Helen Jakeways