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  • Charlton House and grounds featuring the Gateway Arch
  • Serenity Garden at Charlton House
  • The Old Library regularly hosts Friday concerts
  • Ornate moldings and fireplace surrounds feature in many room
  • Original Jacobean banister staircase

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.'

Find us

Charlton House, Charlton Road, London SE7 8RE

T: 020 8856 3951





Opening times

Charlton Tea Room open Mon – Fri, 9am – 4pm

House Open Mon - Fri, 9am-10pm and Sat 9am - 5pm (The Tearooms are however not open on a Saturday)

Closed Bank Holidays

Free Parking


Most of the house is accessible by wheelchair but some areas may need assistance. Please ask us for help. 

Disabled Parking is also avalible. 

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Weddings at Charlton House

Thinking about hiring Charlton House and want to find out more? 

You can click here to find out more about our wedding venue.

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. 

Want to hire Charlton House? You can find out more on our venue hire page. Just click here to be directed to it.

Contact us

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.



  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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Afternoon Tea at Charlton House

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