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Charlton House

Charlton House Public Library Charlton Road, London SE7 8RE, England
+44 20 8856 3951
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A friendly cafe and a great place to enjoy a free piano recital

We went ton a Friday firstly for a cup of tea and coffee, secondly for a spot of lunch in the cafe... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CassandraHolly
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London, United Kingdom
A Jacobean Treasure

I was touring Greenwich, Blackheath and heading to Woolwich when I hopped off the bus at Charlton... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2018
Abbotsbury92
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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Charlton House is London's best example of Jacobean architecture. We are grade one listed and showcase brilliant examples of Jacobean plaster work on ceilings, marble fireplaces and walled peace gardens featuring 3 beautiful gardens. The house's tea rooms are open Monday-Friday 9-4 and serve a delicious selection of cakes and treats alongside tea and coffee and an ever changing selection of warm foods.
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Charlton House Public Library Charlton Road, London SE7 8RE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went ton a Friday firstly for a cup of tea and coffee, secondly for a spot of lunch in the cafe and thirdly for a lovey concert in the room beneath the old library, rounded off with a sunny walk and sit down in...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

I was touring Greenwich, Blackheath and heading to Woolwich when I hopped off the bus at Charlton House on a sunny July afternoon. It's one of the finest examples of Jacobean architecture around, dating immediately after the Elizabethan period during the reign of James I...More

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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

I booked an Afternoon Tea for a friend and myself and we were very impressed. I mentioned on the phone that we would like Soya milk and NO Ham and we were pleased to see they had details of that. We had Tuna, Chicken Mayo...More

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CharltonHouseRGHT, Visitor Assisstant at Charlton House, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Dear Susie, Thank you very much for your review of our Afternoon tea. I have passed your comments onto the chef and staff. We are very glad you enjoyed it and we will definitely take your comments on board. Looking forward to seeing you again....More

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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

I've long wanted to visit Charlton House impressed by the programmes I'd read for Friday afternoon chamber recitals in the library. Today I made it to a violin and piano recital whose main attraction was billed as a performance of Beethoven's Kreutzer Sonata. Instead without...More

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CharltonHouseRGHT, Visitor Assisstant at Charlton House, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Hello, Thank you for your review. I'm glad you managed to attend the concert. We apologise for the change in artist but sometimes the last minute changes occur when artists cant attend etc. I hope you enjoyed the replacement nonetheless. The Old Library, the venue...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

Great venue , very attentive staff. Would recommend 😀 The house is stepped in history, lovely architectural features and to be very honest was a bit spooky at night . Our event was held in the old library, which was a perfect size to accommodate...More

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CharltonHouseRGHT, Front Office Manager at Charlton House, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Hi phil, We are very glad you enjoyed using us as your venue. Thank you for the lovely review. Come back and visit us again! Thanks Charlton House

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Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

A very imposing house close to the old charlton village. Requires some regeneration. However looked at from the main road you must be impressed.More

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CharltonHouseRGHT, Front Office Manager at Charlton House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Thanks for your review. The house is open monday-saturday if you would like to come and have a look around. Every day we do a map of rooms available to view. I would suggest calling in advance (020 8856 3951) to make sure you can...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Went here for a wedding, the grounds is great, the gardens were nice to relax in, the food was excellent. The duck starter was very very tasty, I'd say it was the best dish on offer, the main meal was chicken, also delicious, and finished...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Since I'm American I will naturally gawk and be in awe of the sheer beauty and antiquity of the place no matter what. A well preserved Jacobean house with expansive grounds and rooms for the public to use for various events - it's amazing! Some...More

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Management response:Responded 19 October 2016

Dear Jennifer, We are very glad that you loved the house; we often gawk too! It is important to us that as many people see the house as possible and from all over the world too. We are sorry that the staff in the Cafe...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2016

This might be slightly off the beaten track but it is a cool place to check out because of the history and the very green and scenic location.

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CharltonHouseRGHT, Front Office Manager at Charlton House, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2017

Hi Paul, Thanks for your review. We hope you come and visit again soon, Best, All at Charlton House

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Reviewed 19 August 2016

At 1pm most Fridays there are free hour-long concerts in the Old Library at London’s best-preserved and truly beautiful Jacobean country house: Charlton House. It is in an unfashionable part of South-East London, but easily accessible by train (Charlton station) and a 5-10 minute walk...More

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CharltonHouseRGHT, Front Office Manager at Charlton House, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2017

Hi Douglas, Thank you for such a lovely detailed review. It is so lovely to know you felt cheered up by your visit! Our Friday concerts are still on going, this Friday we have a junior Guildhall Scholars event. We hope to see you again...More

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misslambx
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Response from CharltonHouseRGHT | Property representative |
Hello! It is free to visit the house. The house is open Monday-Friday 9am-9pm to visit, and Saturday 9-5. Everyday we have a map available showing what rooms are open to view (as somethings rooms are booked out) I would... More
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