Visit > Charlton House

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

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.'

Find us

Charlton House, Charlton Road, London SE7 8RE

T: 020 8856 3951





Opening times

Charlton Tea Room opening times:
Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm
Saturday 11am - 3pm

House opening times:
Monday - Friday 9am-10pm
Sat 9am - 5pm

Charlton 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 here

Download Afternoon_Tea_Menu.pdf

Tea & Tour Package at Charlton House & Gardens

New for 2019! Treat yourself to a scrumptuous cream tea followed by a history tour of our beautiful 400 year old Jacobean mansion.

£10.95 per adult, with discounts available for families and groups.

For more information and to book email us

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. 

Click here to be directed to it.

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.

Click here to be directed to it.

What's On

Check out the exciting events coming up at Charlton House between now and the end of June in our new digital and quarterly 'What's On' guide by clicking here.

You can also pick up a copy by visiting the house.


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 for blue badge holders. 

Contact us

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.



  • 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