Carlyle's House

24 Cheyne Row, Chelsea, London SW3 5HL

Telephone: 020 7352 7087


The four floors of this preserved Georgian house have played host to some of the worlds greatest literary figures (Charles Dickens, Lord Tennyson and George Eliot to name a few). 


Filled with original furniture and personal items of the victorian historian Thomas Carlyle and his wife Jane.


Visitors are given a perfect sense of an era in time.  Pass by the hanging portraits painted by such artists as Whistler, through to the living room where the grand and great would be entertained. All the while continuing onwards and up to Carlyles sound proofed study. Filled with Carlyle's original writings and personal library.


The small walled garden at the back of the house is also preserved & accessible to the public containing a fig tree which still bears fruit to this day .

Opening times:


13th March - 31st October
Wedensday, Thursday and Friday 

14.00 – 17.00

Open weekends and Bank Holiday Mondays

11.00- 17.00

*Last admission 30 minutes before closing.


Entry fee:

Adults £4.50

Free for National Trust members


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