Opening times for 5 December 2023
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Parking: limited metered street parking
Victoria 2 miles then take the 170 bus to Albert Bridge.
Take one of following buses 11, 19, 22, 49, 319 to Carlyle Square, then walk down Bramerton Street, turn right into Glebe Place, follow road into Cheyne Row. Alternatively, take the 170 bus to Albert Bridge, then Cheyne Row is behind the statue of Carlyle on the Embankment.
Nearest cycle route is NCN4, bike parking available on the Embankment, nearest Barclays Cycle Hire docking stations Chelsea embankment and Phene Street. There are docking stations available on the Kings Road also.
Sloane Square, then a 15 minute walk down the King's Road. Alternatively, South Kensington, approximately 15 minute walk using local roads. Please note that due to ongoing work on the underground it is advisable to check on the TFL website, particularly at weekends.
Carlyle's House is open every Wednesday and all visits are by pre-booked guided tour only. Two weeks of tours will be live at any one time, with new tickets released every Thursday.
The Chelsea home of Victorian literary couple Thomas and Jane Carlyle.
Small walled garden, an oasis of calm in the centre of London.
Find out what to see at Carlyle’s House on Cheyne Row in London. Explore the original Victorian fixtures and fittings of Thomas and Jane Carlyle's home for over 40 years.
Hidden in the quiet back streets of Chelsea is the home of Thomas and Jane Carlyle.
A twist of fate turned Carlyle into a star of the 19th-century literary world. Suddenly this was the place to be.
When you pull the bell to enter you will follow in the footsteps of Dickens, Ruskin, Tennyson and many more.
William Makepeace Thackeray said: 'Tom Carlyle lives in perfect dignity in a house in Chelsea with a snuffy Scotch maid to open the door and best company in England ringing at it!'
Come and learn more of their remarkable story as you look around this authentic, evocative, very special place.