There are only days to go until an annual Christmas fair returns to a historic site.

The Charterhouse in Clerkenwell will host more than 50 stalls selling artisan food & drinks, handcrafts, housewares, clothing, and skincare products on Tuesday (November 21).

Organiser Tom Foakes said the fair, running from 11am to 8pm, would be a perfect opportunity “to find special gifts for loved ones or yourself”.

Sellers include Stargazy Rum, The Gay Farmer, Cocoa Runners, My Skin Feels, Cosy Beasties, Loungers Clothing, Manatii Rum, and Aurora Jewellery.

Refreshments will be offered at the Christmas Café and the Brothers Bar. The Charterhouse Museum and chapel will also be open throughout the fair.

Sitting between Barbican and Smithfield, the Charterhouse is a former Carthusian monastery with over 600 years of history. It has also served as a private mansion, a boy’s school, and an almshouse, which remains today.

Mr Foakes explained the historic building started hosting the annual Christmas fair in 2018 as a way to welcome the local community while raising money for the Charterhouse charitable trust, which provides a home, and lifelong care for older people in need.

“The Charterhouse Christmas Fair is becoming a fixture in the Clerkenwell festive calendar”, Mr Foakes said, “and we expect this to be a bumper year with more stalls and more tickets sold.”

Revenue from ticket sales - £7 or £5 for concessions – will go to support the care of older people living in the almshouse.

There will also be a Christmas carol concert, including mulled wine and minced pies, in the Charterhouse chapel on Tuesday December 5.

Tickets cost £15 full price and £10 for seats with a partial view.