Visit > Charlton House
Charlton House & Gardens 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 Room open Mon – Fri, 9am – 4pm Saturday 11am-3pm
House Open Mon - Fri, 9am-10pm and Sat 9am - 5pm
Closed Bank Holidays
Charlton House Tea Room
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 Room offers light lunches, such as jacket potatos, sandwiches and savoury pastries as well as fresh tray bakes, delicious cakes and hot and cold beverages.
Afternoon Tea can be booked for small or large groups of visitors within Charlton House. Cream tea and a selection of cakes and sandwhiches are available, all served with exquisite views of both the house and its grounds. Bookings must be made at least 24 hours in advance and between 11am - 3pm, Monday to Saturday.
You can download our afternoon tea menu hereDownload Afternoon_Tea_Menu.pdf
Weddings at Charlton House & Gardens
Thinking about hiring Charlton House for your big day and want to find out more? You'll find more details on our Weddings page.
Venue Hire at Charlton House & Gardens
Want to hire Charlton House for a meeting, conference or event? You can find out more on Hire our Spaces.
Most of the house is accessible by wheelchair but some areas may need assistance. Please ask us for help. Disabled parking is also available with designated bays in the house car park complimentary to blue badge holders.
If you are interested in volunteering, hiring our spaces, making a donation, or you would like to speak to someone from the Trust, please click enquire to use our contact form and a member of the Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust team will come back to you as soon as they can.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