Charlton House illustrates a little-represented phase in the evolution of the English country house. The original oak staircase remains alongside beautiful fireplaces and plasterwork ceilings. With a range of rooms, halls, and gardens there is a diversity to the House which will delight visitors as well as provide unique spaces for commercial and filming hire.
Charlton House was built between 1607 and 1612 for Sir Adam Newton, tutor to Henry, Prince of Wales - the eldest son of King James I.
The varying ownership of the House over the years paints an interesting story reflected in the building itself and within the local area. Notable owners include Spencer Percival, the only Prime Minister to be assassinated. In 1918, the Maryon-Wilson Family gave the Red Cross free use of the House for an Auxiliary Hospital. Charlton House is one of the finest surviving Jacobean manor houses in England.
House: Monday - Saturday 9am - 5pm
Tea Room: Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm
Closed on Bank Holidays. Special Closures will be listed on our website.
By Car: Charlton House is situated just off the A102 / A2 and is between Maritime Greenwich and Woolwich.
By Public Transport: Take the National Rail Service (Overground) to Charlton BR Station (from London Canon Street, Charring Cross, London Bridge and from Kent and Essex). Upon exiting the station either a 10 minute walk up the hill to Charlton House or the 486 to 'Warren Walk' and proceed up to House.
For the underground, please take the Jubilee line service to North Greenwich. Then take Bus 422 or 486 which brings you closest to the House.
For more information please contact Charlton House on 0208 856 3951.
Car park on site
0208 858 3939 Charlton Cars
- Guide dogs welcome
- Accessible toilets
- Access statement available
- Accessible parking
- Wheelchair ramps/routes
- Hearing loops
Built during the reign of James I and one of the finest examples of Jacobean domestic architecture in the country, the mansion enjoys a fascinating history of intrigue and romance. Our beautiful wedding halls and reception areas are rich in period detail, featuring original fireplaces, wood panelling and intricate strapwork ceilings.
Our Long Gallery will host your ceremony and mark the start of your celebrations. From there our Grand Salon is the perfect space for a celebratory glass of bubbly and an accompaniment of canapes. You and your guests can also treasure photographs taken in our lovingly-restored walled gardens and, on a warm summer’s afternoon, celebrate your special day in the soft tranquillity of the Peace Garden.
For your Reception our Old Library will become centre stage for your celebrations. From banquets and sharing feasts, to three course dinners and delicious buffets, you and your guests will be surrounded by history whilst making your own. With space for a band and musical entertainment the party will truly start.
Our list of expert caterers each offer a unique and tailored menu for your day. From canapes, elegant three course meals and cuisine from all over the world our caterers will help to make your day that little bit extra special.
Receptions are held in the Library where you can have the choice of a buffet, a sharing fest or a three course meal
Our stunning grounds make for a wonderful backdrop for photographs on the day
The Long Gallery
Ceremonies are held in the Long Gallery, with its stained glass and magnificent ceiling, it is the perfect place to take your vows
Charlton House’s beautiful rooms and halls offer flexible meeting spaces for training, conferences and board meetings and can accommodate up to 120 people. Combined with our friendly service, Charlton House is an ideal place to meet and train.
The House has a series of smaller meetings rooms which hold up to 20 people that are perfect for small meetings, conferences, or training sessions. Additionally, our larger halls within the House can accommodate up to 120 people.
Hire of the House can be between 9am-9.30pm Monday – Sunday. There is also an in-house catering service which can provide a simple tea service as well as lunches and buffets. Technical equipment can also be hired as part of your package here with us. The
House is fully wheelchair accessible and has hearing loop facilities if required. Car parking facilities are also available.
Sessions on local history and Charlton House. Suitable for KS2.
Sessions last 90 minutes and cost £60.
On arrival, your class will be split into two groups and will alternate between the following activities:
Explore one of the best surviving examples of Jacobean architecture in the country. Learn about the 400-year history of Charlton House and those who were able to call it home.
Map Skills Activity
Examine historic and modern maps of Charlton, discovering how the area has changed over time as well as using invaluable practical skills using keys and grid references and giving and following directions.