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Claire’s visit to London Charterhouse

In this week's Claire Chat's video I talk about my recent visit to London Charterhouse and the history of the site. I hope you enjoy the talk and the photos.

Exterior and Entrance court

Chapel Cloister

The Chapel (former chapterhouse) with Thomas Sutton's tomb

The Norfolk Cloister

The Great Hall

The Great Staircase

The Great Chamber

Portraits and miscellaneous rooms and artefacts

Wash-house Court

More exterior shots

You can view more photos on the London Charterhouse website at

Address of London Charterhouse:

The Charterhouse
Charterhouse Square

Articles on the Carthusian Martyrs

Notes and Sources

  • Porter, Stephen (2010) Charterhouse: The Official Guide, Amberley Publishing.
  • Photos copyright Tim Ridgway, Claire Ridgway 2016.

There are 4 comments Go To Comment

  1. S

    Hi Claire,

    thanks for the video and pictures. What an interesting place. I shall have to add this to my ‘places to visit’ list.

    Best wishes


  2. L

    Hi Claire,
    What a wonderful overview and personal experience story, thank you for sharing! I was in tears when you described what happened to the monks there during Henry VIII’s reign, very sad and disturbing… At least it is still standing for everyone today to enjoy and appreciate its history…

    1. C - Post Author

      Thank you, Laurie. That was actually the second time around as we recorded the talk and then the file from the camera got corrupted and we had to do it all over again. I think I got even more choked up the first time, but I’m glad that you still found it moving. I feel very strongly about the fates of these poor men.

  3. L

    Hi Claire. I enjoyed your talk about the Charterhouse very much, especially given your recent talks about the Monks and what happened to them. Also the photography shared is magnificent. So lovely to ‘see’ this wonderful place and all its treasures and so lovely to think (as you said) that the Charterhouse has now come full circle, being used to house men just like it did originally (and soon women). Giving hope, aid and help to the poor and less fortunate. Many hundreds of years ago and again now. King Henry VIII has much to answer for. Yet he died thinking he had destroyed this ‘giving’ by men to men. He was wrong. It has survived the ages, and now lives on. Quite Amazing! Lyndell

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Claire’s visit to London Charterhouse