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Plan your visit

Charlton House is situated within Charlton, Greenwich and is easily accessed via foot, train, tube, bus or car.

Getting here

Charlton House, Charlton Road, London SE7 8RE

Bus routes: 53, 54, 380, 422 and 486

Train: Charlton Station, then 10-minute walk (uphill)

Tube: North Greenwich, then take 486 bus to Charlton

Free Parking 

Opening times

Charlton Tea rooms' open Mon – Fri, 9am – 4pm 

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

Closed Bank Holidays

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.

Please Note:

Between Tuesday 29th August and Monday 4th September 2017 (inclusive) there will be filming taking place at Charlton House. Please be aware that Parking may be reduced (No parking on Friday 1st September) and access to the House limited. If you have any queries about your visit please contact the Team at Charlton House. 

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. The tea rooms offers light lunches, snacks, hot and cold drinks and delicious cakes. Please see our menu for what we serve on a daily basis. 

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.

The price for cream tea per person is £4.90 which consists of tea, jam, scones and fresh clotted cream. For the price of £11.90 per person the cream tea also includes delicious cakes and sandwiches. This must be booked at least a day in advance with a 50% deposit.

Open 9am – 4pm Monday - Friday. 

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Book Library

As well as a wide selection of books, the library also loans DVDs, videos, CDs and Playstation games. For younger visitors there's a children's play area with puzzles and toys to keep them occupied.

For more information, please visit the Charlton Library page.

Library closed for lunch each day 1pm to 2pm.

Mon: 2pm – 7pm
Tue: 9am – 5.30pm
Wed: Closed
Thu: 2pm – 7pm
Fri: 9am – 5.30pm
Sat: 9am –5pm
Sun: Closed

Toy Library

A large selection of toys, books and games to play with here or at home. Come and meet other parents and get advice from our experienced staff. As well as fun stuff we have an extensive range of baby safety equipment. 

Open Tue, Thu &  Fri, 9.30am – 12 noon

Japanese Language School

Classes in Japanese from beginners to advanced levels as well as English classes for Japanese speakers.

For more information, please visit the Institute of International Education in London website.

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.