Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Not all National Trust properties are open yet, and those that are require pre-booking via their website, no later than 15:00 on the day prior to visit.

If you, or any of your party have a new persistant cough, or develop a fever of 38C, we would instead advise you to use the NHS's dedicated website for professional advice.

Carlyle's House

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.

  • Currently: Low-level cloud, 12° C
  • Friday: Medium-level cloud, 18° C
  • Saturday: Heavy rain shower, 16° C