Eltham Palace and Gardens

Eltham Palace and Gardens Art Deco meets Medieval and Tudor with gardens full of wonderful surprises Immerse yourself in 1930s Art Deco decadence at Eltham Palace, one of the most enchanting visitor attractions in London.
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Built by the wealthy Courtauld family next to the remains of Eltham Palace, childhood home of Henry VIII, it’s among the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in England. The stunning entrance hall, marvellous panelled dining room, luxurious bathroom, and the magnificent medieval Great Hall, are just some of the highlights. And with its beautiful gardens, and plenty of places for a picnic, ther

Built by the wealthy Courtauld family next to the remains of Eltham Palace, childhood home of Henry VIII, it’s among the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in England. The stunning entrance hall, marvellous panelled dining room, luxurious bathroom, and the magnificent medieval Great Hall, are just some of the highlights. And with its beautiful gardens, and plenty of places for a picnic, ther

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Admire our stunning Great Hall! 👀This beautiful building was built for Edward IV in the 1470s for court dining, entertai...
18/06/2021

Admire our stunning Great Hall! 👀

This beautiful building was built for Edward IV in the 1470s for court dining, entertaining, and receptions. Would you have liked an invite?

Book your visit ➡️ http://bit.ly/Eltham-Palace

Admire our stunning Great Hall! 👀

This beautiful building was built for Edward IV in the 1470s for court dining, entertaining, and receptions. Would you have liked an invite?

Book your visit ➡️ http://bit.ly/Eltham-Palace

Did you know that our stunning herbaceous border is an impressive 100 metres long? 🌼The border attracts a beautiful arra...
16/06/2021

Did you know that our stunning herbaceous border is an impressive 100 metres long? 🌼

The border attracts a beautiful array of buzzing bees and butterflies! 🐝

Come and see it at its blooming best this June. Book your visit ➡️ http://bit.ly/Eltham-Palace

Did you know that our stunning herbaceous border is an impressive 100 metres long? 🌼

The border attracts a beautiful array of buzzing bees and butterflies! 🐝

Come and see it at its blooming best this June. Book your visit ➡️ http://bit.ly/Eltham-Palace

Which is your favourite room at Eltham Palace? Tell us in the comments!We love Virginia Courtauld's stunning Art Deco ba...
14/06/2021

Which is your favourite room at Eltham Palace? Tell us in the comments!

We love Virginia Courtauld's stunning Art Deco bathroom, complete with luxurious gold-plated bath taps and a statue of the goddess Psyche! 😍

Book your visit ➡️ http://bit.ly/Eltham-Palace

Which is your favourite room at Eltham Palace? Tell us in the comments!

We love Virginia Courtauld's stunning Art Deco bathroom, complete with luxurious gold-plated bath taps and a statue of the goddess Psyche! 😍

Book your visit ➡️ http://bit.ly/Eltham-Palace

Our gardens are buzzing with beautiful butterflies and bees! 🦋🌷Take a look at this lovely snap shared by Bernie on a rec...
08/06/2021

Our gardens are buzzing with beautiful butterflies and bees! 🦋🌷

Take a look at this lovely snap shared by Bernie on a recent visit to us.

Remember to book a visit to our Blooming Gardens event this weekend (12-13 June) to enjoy self-led tours, talks and live music ➡️ https://bit.ly/BloomingGardensElthamPalace2021

This event is sponsored by Seasalt Cornwall.

Our gardens are buzzing with beautiful butterflies and bees! 🦋🌷

Take a look at this lovely snap shared by Bernie on a recent visit to us.

Remember to book a visit to our Blooming Gardens event this weekend (12-13 June) to enjoy self-led tours, talks and live music ➡️ https://bit.ly/BloomingGardensElthamPalace2021

This event is sponsored by Seasalt Cornwall.

🌞 We've got your summer sorted!👪🎟️ Tickets are now on sale through to the end of September. Check and book at ➡️ http://...
07/06/2021

🌞 We've got your summer sorted!👪🎟️ Tickets are now on sale through to the end of September. Check and book at ➡️ http://bit.ly/Eltham-Palace

🌞 We've got your summer sorted!👪🎟️ Tickets are now on sale through to the end of September. Check and book at ➡️ http://bit.ly/Eltham-Palace

Happy Volunteers Week!We'd like to say a big thanks to our wonderful volunteers, who help keep our historic gardens grow...
04/06/2021

Happy Volunteers Week!

We'd like to say a big thanks to our wonderful volunteers, who help keep our historic gardens growing, bring history to life, inspire the next generation and so much more. 🙌

Interested in volunteering? ➡️ http://bit.ly/VolunteeratEnglishHeritage

Happy Volunteers Week!

We'd like to say a big thanks to our wonderful volunteers, who help keep our historic gardens growing, bring history to life, inspire the next generation and so much more. 🙌

Interested in volunteering? ➡️ http://bit.ly/VolunteeratEnglishHeritage

Looking for something to do this half term?Join our fun Kids Rule! activities in the grounds of the palace to watch perf...
03/06/2021

Looking for something to do this half term?

Join our fun Kids Rule! activities in the grounds of the palace to watch performances, listen to storytellers and spend time as a family in the great outdoors running until 6 June. 👪🌳

We're open 10-5. Book your visit ➡️ https://bit.ly/KidsRuleElthamPalace

Looking for something to do this half term?

Join our fun Kids Rule! activities in the grounds of the palace to watch performances, listen to storytellers and spend time as a family in the great outdoors running until 6 June. 👪🌳

We're open 10-5. Book your visit ➡️ https://bit.ly/KidsRuleElthamPalace

🌞 June is here, and that means Eltham Palace's gardens are entering their finest season. Join us 12 - 13 of this month f...
01/06/2021

🌞 June is here, and that means Eltham Palace's gardens are entering their finest season. Join us 12 - 13 of this month for our Blooming Gardens event, and enjoy them at their blossoming best! 🧑‍🌾🌻 ➡️ https://bit.ly/BloomingGardensElthamPalace2021

🌞 June is here, and that means Eltham Palace's gardens are entering their finest season. Join us 12 - 13 of this month for our Blooming Gardens event, and enjoy them at their blossoming best! 🧑‍🌾🌻 ➡️ https://bit.ly/BloomingGardensElthamPalace2021

It's nearly half term and we can't wait to see you all! 🎉Why not take part in our Kids Rule! events? Join us in the grou...
27/05/2021

It's nearly half term and we can't wait to see you all! 🎉

Why not take part in our Kids Rule! events? Join us in the grounds of the palace to watch performances, listen to storytellers and spend time as a family in the great outdoors.

29 May - 6 Jun 2021. Advance booking essential ➡️https://bit.ly/KidsRuleElthamPalace

It's nearly half term and we can't wait to see you all! 🎉

Why not take part in our Kids Rule! events? Join us in the grounds of the palace to watch performances, listen to storytellers and spend time as a family in the great outdoors.

29 May - 6 Jun 2021. Advance booking essential ➡️https://bit.ly/KidsRuleElthamPalace

Looking for some Monday evening plans?Cosy up on the sofa and tune into BBC Two at 6.30pm to catch us on The Great Briti...
24/05/2021

Looking for some Monday evening plans?

Cosy up on the sofa and tune into BBC Two at 6.30pm to catch us on The Great British Railway Journeys. We can't wait to watch it! 👀

We're open daily. Book your visit ➡️ http://bit.ly/Eltham-Palace

Looking for some Monday evening plans?

Cosy up on the sofa and tune into BBC Two at 6.30pm to catch us on The Great British Railway Journeys. We can't wait to watch it! 👀

We're open daily. Book your visit ➡️ http://bit.ly/Eltham-Palace

May half term is just around the corner, and this year you and your family can step back in time as we bring history to ...
20/05/2021

May half term is just around the corner, and this year you and your family can step back in time as we bring history to life at Eltham Palace. 🏰

Remember to book soon as our capacity is limited: https://bit.ly/KidsRuleElthamPalace

May half term is just around the corner, and this year you and your family can step back in time as we bring history to life at Eltham Palace. 🏰

Remember to book soon as our capacity is limited: https://bit.ly/KidsRuleElthamPalace

👋 Come on in! 👋 We're so excited that our splendid Art Deco mansion and grand medieval Great Hall are now open. 🎉Book yo...
18/05/2021

👋 Come on in! 👋

We're so excited that our splendid Art Deco mansion and grand medieval Great Hall are now open. 🎉

Book your visit ➡️ http://bit.ly/Eltham-Palace

👋 Come on in! 👋

We're so excited that our splendid Art Deco mansion and grand medieval Great Hall are now open. 🎉

Book your visit ➡️ http://bit.ly/Eltham-Palace

Want to know more about Eltham Palace this Local History Month?Head back to the 1930s with our Historian Andrew Hann and...
10/05/2021
Episode 67 - Party at the palace: Socialising with the Courtaulds at Etlham Palace in the 1930s

Want to know more about Eltham Palace this Local History Month?

Head back to the 1930s with our Historian Andrew Hann and discover what partying with the Courtaulds would have been like in our podcast. 🍸

Listen here 🎧➡️ https://eht.social/3eZDm7i

This week, we’re heading back to the 1930s and a property that was something of a party palace. Eltham Palace and gardens, nestled in south-east London, is rich in history, with royal residents that i

Did you know that tulips were first introduced to England in the 1630s? They became so popular that 'tulipmania' swept t...
07/05/2021

Did you know that tulips were first introduced to England in the 1630s? They became so popular that 'tulipmania' swept the gardens of wealthy Europeans and we can see why! 🌷

Take a look at this beautiful photo shared by Catherine of our very own tulips. 📷

We're open daily. Book your visit ➡️ https://eht.social/2ZdMPiy

Did you know that tulips were first introduced to England in the 1630s? They became so popular that 'tulipmania' swept the gardens of wealthy Europeans and we can see why! 🌷

Take a look at this beautiful photo shared by Catherine of our very own tulips. 📷

We're open daily. Book your visit ➡️ https://eht.social/2ZdMPiy

It's Local History Month!Why not celebrate by sharing your favourite memories and photos of Eltham Palace with us in the...
06/05/2021

It's Local History Month!

Why not celebrate by sharing your favourite memories and photos of Eltham Palace with us in the comments? We'd love to hear all about your visits to us! 📷

We're open daily. Book your visit ➡️ https://eht.social/2ZdMPiy

It's Local History Month!

Why not celebrate by sharing your favourite memories and photos of Eltham Palace with us in the comments? We'd love to hear all about your visits to us! 📷

We're open daily. Book your visit ➡️ https://eht.social/2ZdMPiy

We can't stop taking photos of our tremendous tulips! 🌷📷 Look at this super snap taken in our historic gardens by Emma o...
03/05/2021

We can't stop taking photos of our tremendous tulips! 🌷

📷 Look at this super snap taken in our historic gardens by Emma our Catering Manager. Have you seen them yet?

Book your visit ➡️ https://eht.social/2ZdMPiy

We can't stop taking photos of our tremendous tulips! 🌷

📷 Look at this super snap taken in our historic gardens by Emma our Catering Manager. Have you seen them yet?

Book your visit ➡️ https://eht.social/2ZdMPiy

It's official! 🎉Our tulips are out in bloom and causing a riot of cheerful colour across the gardens. Have you seen them...
01/05/2021

It's official! 🎉

Our tulips are out in bloom and causing a riot of cheerful colour across the gardens. Have you seen them yet? 🌷🌷🌷

Book your visit ➡️ https://eht.social/2ZdMPiy

📷 Emma, Catering Manager

It's official! 🎉

Our tulips are out in bloom and causing a riot of cheerful colour across the gardens. Have you seen them yet? 🌷🌷🌷

Book your visit ➡️ https://eht.social/2ZdMPiy

📷 Emma, Catering Manager

🌱 Take part in our Seed Swap this weekend 1-2 May🌱 🌼 Celebrate National Gardening Week and bring your seeds along to swa...
30/04/2021

🌱 Take part in our Seed Swap this weekend 1-2 May🌱

🌼 Celebrate National Gardening Week and bring your seeds along to swap for rare varieties donated by Garden Organic's Heritage Seed Library. 🌼

Book your visit ➡️ https://eht.social/2ZdMPiy

Who is visiting us this Bank Holiday weekend? Tell us in the comments! ✋We still have tickets available so, remember to ...
30/04/2021

Who is visiting us this Bank Holiday weekend? Tell us in the comments! ✋

We still have tickets available so, remember to book yours to enjoy a day out in our historic gardens 🌳 ➡️ https://eht.social/2ZdMPiy

📷 Thanks to Tracy on Twitter for sharing your super snap with us.

Who is visiting us this Bank Holiday weekend? Tell us in the comments! ✋

We still have tickets available so, remember to book yours to enjoy a day out in our historic gardens 🌳 ➡️ https://eht.social/2ZdMPiy

📷 Thanks to Tracy on Twitter for sharing your super snap with us.

❓ Did you know that the ionic columns that support our wonderful wisteria were rescued from Sir John Soane's Bank of Eng...
28/04/2021

❓ Did you know that the ionic columns that support our wonderful wisteria were rescued from Sir John Soane's Bank of England building in Threadneedle Street? 🌼

Find out more about our gardens this National Gardening Week ➡️ https://eht.social/2R8NJwJ

❓ Did you know that the ionic columns that support our wonderful wisteria were rescued from Sir John Soane's Bank of England building in Threadneedle Street? 🌼

Find out more about our gardens this National Gardening Week ➡️ https://eht.social/2R8NJwJ

It's nearly the Bank Holiday weekend! 🎉Treat your senses to a revitalising day out and explore over 19 acres of our awar...
27/04/2021

It's nearly the Bank Holiday weekend! 🎉

Treat your senses to a revitalising day out and explore over 19 acres of our award-winning, glorious gardens 🌷 ➡️ https://eht.social/2ZdMPiy

Thanks Joanne for sharing your lovely snap with us 📷

It's nearly the Bank Holiday weekend! 🎉

Treat your senses to a revitalising day out and explore over 19 acres of our award-winning, glorious gardens 🌷 ➡️ https://eht.social/2ZdMPiy

Thanks Joanne for sharing your lovely snap with us 📷

ℹ️ Just a quick reminder that Eltham Palace is closed today (23 April). Visitors may find some areas of the site restric...
23/04/2021

ℹ️ Just a quick reminder that Eltham Palace is closed today (23 April). Visitors may find some areas of the site restricted on occasions during 24 - 25 April.

In the meantime, imagine you're here with this super snap captured by Kelly. Remember to share your photos with us 📷

We'll reopen 24 April. Book your visit ➡️ https://eht.social/2ZdMPiy

ℹ️ Just a quick reminder that Eltham Palace is closed today (23 April). Visitors may find some areas of the site restricted on occasions during 24 - 25 April.

In the meantime, imagine you're here with this super snap captured by Kelly. Remember to share your photos with us 📷

We'll reopen 24 April. Book your visit ➡️ https://eht.social/2ZdMPiy

Did you know that we have a play area, inspired by the Courtauld's exciting adventures, for little explorers to let off ...
21/04/2021

Did you know that we have a play area, inspired by the Courtauld's exciting adventures, for little explorers to let off steam?

Take a look at this great snap shared by Zoe! Thanks for sharing with us 📷

We're open daily. Book your visit ➡️ https://eht.social/2ZdMPiy

Did you know that we have a play area, inspired by the Courtauld's exciting adventures, for little explorers to let off steam?

Take a look at this great snap shared by Zoe! Thanks for sharing with us 📷

We're open daily. Book your visit ➡️ https://eht.social/2ZdMPiy

ℹ️ Please note that Eltham Palace will be closed on 23rd April due to a private event taking place.If you have a booking...
20/04/2021

ℹ️ Please note that Eltham Palace will be closed on 23rd April due to a private event taking place.

If you have a booking for a time slot when we're closed, we will automatically cancel any bookings and make any necessary refunds within 14 working days.

Visitors may find some areas of the site restricted on occasions during 20 - 25 April.

ℹ️ Please note that Eltham Palace will be closed on 23rd April due to a private event taking place.

If you have a booking for a time slot when we're closed, we will automatically cancel any bookings and make any necessary refunds within 14 working days.

Visitors may find some areas of the site restricted on occasions during 20 - 25 April.

That feeling when you've just stepped into our beautiful gardens! 😊🌸We love this great photo shared by Renée. Do you hav...
19/04/2021

That feeling when you've just stepped into our beautiful gardens! 😊🌸

We love this great photo shared by Renée. Do you have any favourite snaps from your visits? Remember to share them in the comments 📷

Book your visit ➡️ https://eht.social/2ZdMPiy

That feeling when you've just stepped into our beautiful gardens! 😊🌸

We love this great photo shared by Renée. Do you have any favourite snaps from your visits? Remember to share them in the comments 📷

Book your visit ➡️ https://eht.social/2ZdMPiy

Look at this cute snap of Lois enjoying our Easter Adventure Quest 🗺️Take part in our outdoor trail and track down hidde...
16/04/2021

Look at this cute snap of Lois enjoying our Easter Adventure Quest 🗺️

Take part in our outdoor trail and track down hidden dragon eggs before it's too late! 🐣

Our Quest ends on 18 April. Limited tickets available ➡️ https://eht.social/3w0Bfb6

Look at this cute snap of Lois enjoying our Easter Adventure Quest 🗺️

Take part in our outdoor trail and track down hidden dragon eggs before it's too late! 🐣

Our Quest ends on 18 April. Limited tickets available ➡️ https://eht.social/3w0Bfb6

Look at this lovely photo shared by Pauline on a recent visit to our historic gardens! 📷This is one of our favourite spo...
15/04/2021

Look at this lovely photo shared by Pauline on a recent visit to our historic gardens! 📷

This is one of our favourite spots to relax and admire the beautiful grounds. Where is your favourite spot? Tell us in the comments 🌼🌳

Look at this lovely photo shared by Pauline on a recent visit to our historic gardens! 📷

This is one of our favourite spots to relax and admire the beautiful grounds. Where is your favourite spot? Tell us in the comments 🌼🌳

Proof that a wander around our glorious gardens will put a smile on your face? 😊Thanks to Kristjan for sharing this ador...
14/04/2021

Proof that a wander around our glorious gardens will put a smile on your face? 😊

Thanks to Kristjan for sharing this adorable photo with us. Remember to share your snaps in the comments! 📷

Book your visit ➡️ https://eht.social/2ZdMPiy

Proof that a wander around our glorious gardens will put a smile on your face? 😊

Thanks to Kristjan for sharing this adorable photo with us. Remember to share your snaps in the comments! 📷

Book your visit ➡️ https://eht.social/2ZdMPiy

We love seeing photos from your visits! 📷Take a look at this lovely snap shared by Joanne on our Easter Adventure Quest....
13/04/2021

We love seeing photos from your visits! 📷

Take a look at this lovely snap shared by Joanne on our Easter Adventure Quest. 🗺️🐣

Our Quest is running daily until 18 April. Find out more and how to book your tickets ➡️ https://eht.social/3w0Bfb6

We love seeing photos from your visits! 📷

Take a look at this lovely snap shared by Joanne on our Easter Adventure Quest. 🗺️🐣

Our Quest is running daily until 18 April. Find out more and how to book your tickets ➡️ https://eht.social/3w0Bfb6

Who is taking part in our Easter Adventure Quest this week? Tell us in the comments! 🐣🗺️Take a look at this great snap f...
12/04/2021

Who is taking part in our Easter Adventure Quest this week? Tell us in the comments! 🐣🗺️

Take a look at this great snap from our trail shared by Aleksandra. Remember to share your photos with us too 📷

Book your tickets ➡️ https://eht.social/3w0Bfb6

Who is taking part in our Easter Adventure Quest this week? Tell us in the comments! 🐣🗺️

Take a look at this great snap from our trail shared by Aleksandra. Remember to share your photos with us too 📷

Book your tickets ➡️ https://eht.social/3w0Bfb6

❓ Did you know that the first record of a settlement at Eltham is in the Domesday Book of 1086?It mentions the manor of ...
08/04/2021

❓ Did you know that the first record of a settlement at Eltham is in the Domesday Book of 1086?

It mentions the manor of 'Alteham' (Eltham) belonging to Odo, the Bishop of Bayeux. Odo was William the Conqueror's half-brother. 📜

❓ Did you know that the first record of a settlement at Eltham is in the Domesday Book of 1086?

It mentions the manor of 'Alteham' (Eltham) belonging to Odo, the Bishop of Bayeux. Odo was William the Conqueror's half-brother. 📜

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Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm

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Immerse yourself in 1930s Art Deco decadence at Eltham Palace, one of the most enchanting visitor attractions in London. Built by the wealthy Courtauld family next to the remains of Eltham Palace, childhood home of Henry VIII, it’s among the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in England. The stunning entrance hall, marvellous panelled dining room, luxurious bathroom, and the magnificent medieval Great Hall, are just some of the highlights. And with its beautiful gardens, and plenty of places for a picnic, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Full of wonderful surprises, Eltham Palace is the perfect choice for a great day out in South London.


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Some shots from our fantastic trip to your Gardens today. I was lucky enough to get some shots of Damselflies/Dragonflies mating
Visited today with wife in wheel chair It was very difficult as there are very few wheel chair paths. Lots of steps and steep ramps. Very disappointed for us . Both in mid 70s. Website needs to explain more and no map to navigate the garden s
Our May Half Term Activity Camp is fast approaching, and our booking system is now life and available for booking. For one week only we are doing our early bird 10% discount for our May Half Term Camp (Code: MayHT21) Activities include but not limited to: Multisport, Dodgeball, Arts & Crafts, Football, Gymnastic, Dance, Basketball and mane more page: @alphasports20 Mobile: 07379861239 Email: [email protected]sports2020.co.uk Booking link: https://alphasports.kidsclubhq.co.uk/rdr?u=home Web: www.alphasports2020.co.uk
Lovely walk today ❄️ ❄️ ❄️ 🥾 🥾 ☕️☕️ I gave birth 2 weeks ago, just what I needed ♥️
Wooohooo Christmas at Eltham hehe
Autumn Reflections at Eltham Palace
Had a lovely walk around the garden Sat and had a tea and chat, very peaceful Looking forward to booking again when the house opens
Stair oculus Eltham Palace.
Paramedic Chris children's books are based upon real life emergency calls I have attended as part of my work as voluntary chaplain to the ambulance service. Episode one is based upon a hoax call and episode two is based upon a call to an elderly patient suffering from loneliness. Episode three is out in January based upon bullying.
Beautiful historic place! reference art deco! often used in movies and tv series! beautiful garden! a unique place to visit absolutely
Something cool in the drawing room....