BACK ON: Visit to the Charterhouse and lunch

10:30 Thursday 3rd November 2022.

[The train strike is cancelled!]

We are delighted to offer a fascinating and insightful tour of this medieval jewel just outside the City of London.

Great Hall

For our first social visit of the new Livery year, our new Master Paul Nash and his consort Sue, invite you to join them on a special guided tour.

Home to many significant moments in London’s history since 1371, the Charterhouse remained closed to public view for over 600 years. A former Carthusian monastery, it is located between Barbican and Smithfield Market to the north of what is now Charterhouse Square. Since the dissolution of the monasteries in the 16th century, the site has served as a private mansion, a boys’ school, and an almshouse, which it remains to this day.

The visit begins with tea and coffee in the Learning Centre, before we embark on the guided tour. We then move a few paces across Charterhouse Square to Le Café du Marché for a 2-course lunch of guinea fowl, chestnuts, and wild mushroom sauce, followed by seasonal fruit tart with crème anglais, plus wine and coffee. There will be a vegetarian and vegan option for those that wish.

Programme for the day:

10:30 Arrive for tea and coffee

11:00 Guided Tour

12:30 Le Café du Marché

Directions: The Charterhouse is located a short walk north of Barbican Underground Station along Aldersgate Street, and left into Carthusian Street, and east of Farringdon Station along Cowcross Street, and then along Charterhouse Street.

Cost: morning refreshments on arrival, the guided tour, and the 2-course lunch are offered at £69 per head.

Please make your application through the website no later than Friday, 7th October.

Your point of contact on the day will be the Master, Paul Nash, mobile: 07939576363.

Paul and Sue look forward very much to seeing you there.