Carlyle’s House

sights / Architecture

Carlyle’s House information

London , England
24 Cheyne Row
+44 20 7352 7087
Getting there
Tube: Sloane Sq
More information
adult/child £5.10/2.60
Opening hours
11am-5pm Wed-Sun Mar-Oct
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From 1834 until his death in 1881, the eminent Victorian essayist and historian Thomas Carlyle dwelt in this three-storey terrace house, bought by his parents when it was surrounded by open fields in what was then a deeply unfashionable part of town. The lovely Queen Ann house – built in 1708 – is magnificently preserved as it looked in 1895, when it became London’s first literary shrine. It’s not big but has been left much as it was when Carlyle was living here and Chopin, Tennyson and Dickens came to call.