The Charterhouse started life as a Carthusian Monastery and it has been on its site near Smithfield Market since 1348. During the 16th century it was used as a large mansion house. It became a school at one point and has featured in many novels. Walk around The Charterhouse and gardens to be swept back in time to a bygone age. It is definitely a visit worth making.
The Charterhouse can be found at Charterhouse Square, London, EC1M 6AN. The closest tube stations are The Barbican and Farringdon, on the Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines. Buses 4, 56 and 153 stop in front of the Barbican station, which is a two minute walk away.
Visit The Charterhouse website for more information.