UK Travel Guide


Carlyle's House

This Queen Anne house is part of a terrace in a quiet backwater in old Chelsea and was home to Thomas Carlyle from 1834 until his death in 1881. Thomas Carlyle was a well known author, essayist and historian who entertained many literary figures here such as Charles Dickens, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Chopin and George Eliot. His works include The French Revolution. The house was turned into a museum in 1895 and it is apparent that much of his furniture, books and other possessions are still in place today. There is also a charming little Victorian walled garden.

Located at: 24 Cheyne Row, Chelsea, SW3 5HL

Telephone: 020 7352 7087

Opens: 1 April to 31 Oct: daily except Mon & Tues (closed Good Fri, but open BH Mons) 11–5.

Cost: Adult 3.50; child 1.75

Closest Subway Station: Sloane Square Station (Click to see more atrraction at this station)