Charleston was the home of Woolf's sister, the painter Vanessa Bell. Alongside Bell, her lover and fellow artist Duncan Grant, the writer David Garnett and the couple's children all lived in the house, and Virginia Woolf visited often. Inside these walls, you will be able to find paintings from both Grant and Bell, but also from Picasso, Fry and Derain among others.
Not too far from there, you will find Monk's House, the residence that Virginia and Leonard Woolf moved to in 1919 and where she worked on the novels To the Lighthouse, Orlando and The Waves. The nearby River Ouse is where Woolf drowned herself in March 1941. Her husband continued to live in Monk's House until his death in 1969, and he was buried alongside Virginia in the house's garden. Today, a bronze bust marks the site of where they are buried.