Eltham Palace and Gardens

Eltham Palace and Gardens
Court Yard, Off Court Road, London, SE9 5QE
  • Telephone 020 8294 2548
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  • Website www.english-heritage.org.uk

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English Heritage: Eltham Palace and Gardens

Credit: English Heritage

Eltham is a unique combination between a medieval palace and a 1930s millionaire’s mansion. Between the 14th and 16th centuries Eltham was a royal residence. After years of neglect it was leased to Stephen and Virginia Courtauld in 1933, who built a stylish house that incorporated the great hall originally built for Edward IV 500 years ago. Visit Art Deco rooms to see how the glamorous Courtauld's lived, including the map room for planning foreign excursions and a replica walk-in wardrobe. Multimedia guides are available and you can choose from an adult tour, family tour, and BSL and audio-described versions.

The palace is surrounded by 19 acres of gardens including a rock garden sloping down to the moat, a medieval bridge and a sunken rose garden. There is also a visitor centre, a gift shop, a cafe and an outdoor play area with an 'around the world theme'.

Eltham Palace and Gardens is half a mile from Mottingham railway station and there is a large car park signposted just off Court Road.

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Carol Concert

Join in the Christmas celebrations at Eltham Palace with carols sung in the stunning surroundings of the Great Hall. A glass of wine or soft drink is included in the ticket price.

Wed 7 Dec

£15 (£15; Children £15; Member £10; Member Concession £10; Member Children £10) / 020 8294 2548

Courtaulds at home: Preparartion for a Christmas Party

Get ready for Christmas as the household at Eltham Palace prepare for a legendary 1930s society party. Get into the 'swing' of it with period Christmas music as costumed characters bring this party palace to life for Christmas as millionaire couple Stephen and Virginia Courtauld await their famous guests.

Sun 4 Dec

£15 (£13.50; Children £9; Family £39) / 020 8294 2548

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