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Carlyle's House

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Although it is hard to find, the walk through Chelsea is worth loitering over. Carlyle's house... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jayne B
Guisborough, United Kingdom
Carlyle’s House

This is a great little place. So beautifully kept with great knowledgable staff. You get a real... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Tamsin L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

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.

1  Thank Tamsin L
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Gin-Ginnie
Reviewed 16 July 2018

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

Thank cngj
Reviewed 9 June 2018

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

1  Thank Travelling_Tweet
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank madpom
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 29 April 2018

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

2  Thank AnotherEngineer
Reviewed 28 April 2018

We were welcomed at the front door after a bit of a search around the area, but when we found it, it was marvellous. We spent two hours there, but one hour was spent in the garden as it was a sunny day. Helpful volunteers...More

2  Thank kjb1801
Reviewed 19 April 2018

ロンドン市内にある数少ないナショナルトラスト所有地の一つで、スローンスクエア駅から徒歩15分ほどです。トーマス・カーライルはそれほど有名ではありませんが、文豪チャールズ・ディケンズの親友だったそうで、彼のファンだったオスカー・ワイルドも19歳の時に一度この家を訪ねて来たのだそうです。ヴィクトリア時代の家具・調度がそのまま残っており興味深く、小さな庭も花盛りで、お天気がよかったので一日中でも外のベンチに座っていられるなぁと思いました(ボランティアのおじさんには5時まで開いているのでずっといていいよ、と言われました、笑)。 I found this place when I visited Our Most Holy Redeemer and St Thomas Moor Church on the same street. This is one of the few National Trust properties which are accessible without a car, being within walking distance from Sloane Square Tube station....More

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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
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