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 Room open Mon – Fri, 9am – 4pm Saturday 11am-3pm
House Open Mon - Fri, 9am-10pm and Sat 9am - 5pm
Closed Bank Holidays
Most of the house is accessible by wheelchair but some areas may need assistance. Please ask us for help.
Disabled Parking is also avalible.
Weddings at Charlton House
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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 savoury pastries. Snacks, such as freshly baked tray bakes, hot and cold drinks and delicious cakes.
The Tea Rooms also serve a delicious Afternoon Tea which with selection of finger sandwiches, sweet treats, and scrumptious scones with Jam and Cream or Butter. Served with a selection of Teas or Coffee. We have a Bubbly Option Too!
Large groups can be served in the exquisite setting of the Dutch Room. This must be booked at least a day in advance. (Let us know if it is a special occasion).
The Tea Rooms are open Mon-Fri, 9am – 4pm. Saturday 11am-3pm
Want to hire Charlton House? You can find out more on our venue hire page. Just click here to be directed to it.
If you are interested in volunteering, hiring our spaces or making a donation, or you would like to speak to someone from the Trust, 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