Smithfield and Charterhouse

Discover the oldest house in the City, the oldest parish Church, oldest hospital and see the changes at Smithfield, the last of the great commercial markets of the City where the story now is of architectural re-invention, as market buildings are to be re-purposed as a new Museum of London.

At the Charterhouse, a major refurbishment in 2017 and the addition of its own museum, has added to a narrative of change from monastery to Tudor mansion to almshouse.  History may be in architectural details and materials but urban renewal and adaptation, within the City of London's Culture Mile, is the developing story of this walk.

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