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This house dates from the early 18th century and as it was converted to a museum only a few years after Carlyle's death it is largely as he would have left it. We had an informative talk from the friendly guide before wandering around the...More
This is a real gem. Almost perfectly preserved and feels like the Carlyle's could still be living there. The rooms are well furnished with mostly the original items. Whilst the volunteer staff were lovely and clearly knowledgeable ,we could not understand why the 'live in'...More
Although it is hard to find, the walk through Chelsea is worth loitering over. Carlyle's house stands in a suburban street, entry is gained after ringing the doorbell. I was given a good insight into the history by, I think, Thalia, which helps when look...More
This is a great little place. So beautifully kept with great knowledgable staff. You get a real sense of the Carlyles’ lives. The servants quarters in the basement are very interesting. So sad to see that was a whole existence.
This is a interesting house and you get to see a few rooms. It’s typical National Trust, only information is bits to read. Why can’t they do tours or have guides in the rooms with stories of the history. It was interesting but could have...More
We spent a Sunday morning here in May. We didn't know much about Carlyle beforehand but as NT members thought it was worth visiting anyway. There's a lot of information to read if you've got the time, and plenty of items to look at in...More
Carlyle's House, in Chelsea, was the London home of Victorian writers Thomas and Jane Carlyle. This several story house will give you an insight as to how some people lived in Victorian times. Much of the furniture, about 80% in fact, was originally owned by...More
In Chelsea, in between the King’s Road and the River, this is an extraordinary place to visit, and to immerse yourself in mid-19th century London. Yet this was no fusty, dusty and musty relic. This was a brilliantly preserved and presented house, telling an intriguing...More
A snapshot of the living accommodation of the Carlyle’s, spread over 4 floors with a small back garden and lots of story boards it gives an insight into life for that part of society then.
A good introduction by a volunteer and you left to...More
Not the easiest of places to find: go to the Thomas Carlyle statue on the riverbank and the road is directly behind it.
The house is pretty much as it would have been at the time of the eponymous owner.
You can also use an...More
Wealth courses through The King's Road, Chelsea's upmarket artery of West London life packed with shops, eateries and glitzy nightspots. For people-watching at its best and luxury retail therapy that's largely unrivalled, this area cannot be missed. But if this showy street starts to overwhelm or a moment of price tag shock sends you reeling, a quick detour down pretty much any of many King's Road veins will reveal
a quieter side of Chelsea. Here the stately Royal Hospital hosts its world-famous flower show, and the Thames rolls along at a lazy pace, with leafy Battersea Park and its Peace Pagoda beckoning from across the river.