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The Spitelfields Charnel House is an in-situ archaeological site. The site visible to the public is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Spitalfields’ Oldest Building

Can book guided visits at certain times of the year, otherwise, you can pop by and look through the... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Cork, Ireland
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1 week ago
27 Aug 2018
“Spitalfields’ Oldest Building”
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Spitelfields Charnel House is an in-situ archaeological site. The site visible to the public is underground and glass covered at the pavement level, with a flight of stairs (and elevator for the disabled) down to the lower level for a closer look. The site...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2018

Can book guided visits at certain times of the year, otherwise, you can pop by and look through the glass and read the wall information that charts the history for different stages. It's not something everyone would like to go out of their way to...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

My friend and I must have walked past this area quite a few times in the past and never noticed the Charnel House. The Charnel House is the only mediaeval building to be found in Tower Hamlets. It was only when going on a walking...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Walking through the centre of the modern development you find yourself walking over a glass floor beneath which are the remains of ancient buildings that you can access. It should be great but the problem is that the seven beautiful and expensive information boards have...More

Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

After a visit to Spitalfields market we decided to explore Bishop's square a bit more. By chance we happened to find Charnel House. This is the display of the remains of a building from 1320. It's impressive in its own right. There is access by...More

4  Thank Julie W
Reviewed 14 February 2015

Had never heard of this until being taken to it on a walking tour of Spitalfields last year, organised by the Friends of the Royal Academy. It was a real highlight of the walk, and how fine that it has been preserved and incorporated into...More

3  Thank WMIM
Reviewed 9 February 2015

Close to Spitalfields Market in the middle of a modern pedestrian square is a slightly macabre attraction. A section of glass paving in Bishop's Square allows views to the ruins of a medieval Charnel house below. A sunken courtyard with a glass wall running alongside...More

8  Thank Jolyon67
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For a glimpse of Georgian and Victorian London at its
most pristine, or a peek into what's apt to be the
next big global trend, the hipster zone of
Spitalfields can provide hours of amazement. Around
the clock, this is a haven for early morning bargain
hunters sizing up its street markets, foodie foragers
throughout the day, or late night revelers hitting
some of London's most popular bars and clubs.

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