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, 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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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?

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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? 🌷🌷🌷

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📷 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? 🌷🌷🌷

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📷 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. 📜

Planning to take part in our Easter Adventure Quest this Easter holiday? 🐣Tickets are selling fast so purchase your East...
06/04/2021

Planning to take part in our Easter Adventure Quest this Easter holiday? 🐣

Tickets are selling fast so purchase your Easter Adventure Quest Pack when you book your admissions tickets to avoid missing out ➡️ https://eht.social/3w0Bfb6

Planning to take part in our Easter Adventure Quest this Easter holiday? 🐣

Tickets are selling fast so purchase your Easter Adventure Quest Pack when you book your admissions tickets to avoid missing out ➡️ https://eht.social/3w0Bfb6

Looking for fun crafts and activities to enjoy this Easter? ✂️Look no further than our guide to decorating Pace Eggs wit...
05/04/2021
How To Decorate Eggs For Easter

Looking for fun crafts and activities to enjoy this Easter? ✂️

Look no further than our guide to decorating Pace Eggs with colourful dyes. 🐣⬇️ https://eht.social/3fEWPfN

Looking for fun crafts and activities to enjoy this Easter? Look no further than our guide to decorating Pace Eggs with colourful dyes.You can find full inst...

Who is taking part in our Easter Adventure Quest? 🐣Look at this great snap of our outdoor trail taken by our visitor, Ad...
03/04/2021

Who is taking part in our Easter Adventure Quest? 🐣

Look at this great snap of our outdoor trail taken by our visitor, Adam. Remember to share your photos with us too! 📷

Find out more about our legendary quest ➡️ https://eht.social/3w0Bfb6

Who is taking part in our Easter Adventure Quest? 🐣

Look at this great snap of our outdoor trail taken by our visitor, Adam. Remember to share your photos with us too! 📷

Find out more about our legendary quest ➡️ https://eht.social/3w0Bfb6

Spring is in the air throughout our historic gardens! 🌼Take a look at the marvellous magnolia captured by our visitor, L...
02/04/2021

Spring is in the air throughout our historic gardens! 🌼

Take a look at the marvellous magnolia captured by our visitor, Louisa. 📷

Find out more about the history of gardening ➡️ https://eht.social/39AhUUJ

Spring is in the air throughout our historic gardens! 🌼

Take a look at the marvellous magnolia captured by our visitor, Louisa. 📷

Find out more about the history of gardening ➡️ https://eht.social/39AhUUJ

Live near Eltham Palace and looking for something to do in the Easter holidays? 🐣Join us on a legendary quest. Crack the...
01/04/2021

Live near Eltham Palace and looking for something to do in the Easter holidays? 🐣

Join us on a legendary quest. Crack the clues and search for dragon eggs on our outdoor trail. 🗺️

Until 18 April. Find out more and book your tickets ➡️ https://eht.social/3w0Bfb6

Live near Eltham Palace and looking for something to do in the Easter holidays? 🐣

Join us on a legendary quest. Crack the clues and search for dragon eggs on our outdoor trail. 🗺️

Until 18 April. Find out more and book your tickets ➡️ https://eht.social/3w0Bfb6

❓ Did you know that In 1651, Colonel Nathaniel Rich – sometimes called 'Rich the Rebel' – bought Eltham Palace and knock...
31/03/2021

❓ Did you know that In 1651, Colonel Nathaniel Rich – sometimes called 'Rich the Rebel' – bought Eltham Palace and knocked down many of the remaining buildings?

He also took the lead of the roof of the great hall, letting the rain get in - oops! ☔

❓ Did you know that In 1651, Colonel Nathaniel Rich – sometimes called 'Rich the Rebel' – bought Eltham Palace and knocked down many of the remaining buildings?

He also took the lead of the roof of the great hall, letting the rain get in - oops! ☔

We're now open daily 🙌You'll still need to book in advance and please bear in mind the government's latest advice to min...
29/03/2021

We're now open daily 🙌

You'll still need to book in advance and please bear in mind the government's latest advice to minimise travel.

➡️ For more details and to book tickets, please see: https://eht.social/2ZdMPiy

We're now open daily 🙌

You'll still need to book in advance and please bear in mind the government's latest advice to minimise travel.

➡️ For more details and to book tickets, please see: https://eht.social/2ZdMPiy

Live near to Eltham Palace and looking for an Easter adventure? 🐣 Join us on a legendary outdoor quest. Crack the clues ...
25/03/2021

Live near to Eltham Palace and looking for an Easter adventure? 🐣

Join us on a legendary outdoor quest. Crack the clues and search for dragon eggs on our quest boards! 🗺️

Advance booking essential. Find out more ➡️ https://eht.social/3w0Bfb6

Live near to Eltham Palace and looking for an Easter adventure? 🐣

Join us on a legendary outdoor quest. Crack the clues and search for dragon eggs on our quest boards! 🗺️

Advance booking essential. Find out more ➡️ https://eht.social/3w0Bfb6

❓ Did you know that during the English Civil War, in 1648, parliamentarian troops were sent to Eltham Palace to put down...
24/03/2021

❓ Did you know that during the English Civil War, in 1648, parliamentarian troops were sent to Eltham Palace to put down a revolt nearby?

The soldiers badly damaged the palace and many of the trees had been cut down to build ships for the Navy. 🏰

❓ Did you know that during the English Civil War, in 1648, parliamentarian troops were sent to Eltham Palace to put down a revolt nearby?

The soldiers badly damaged the palace and many of the trees had been cut down to build ships for the Navy. 🏰

Did you know that throughout history, people have given each other eggs at spring festivals to celebrate the new season?...
23/03/2021
Why do we eat eggs at Easter?

Did you know that throughout history, people have given each other eggs at spring festivals to celebrate the new season? 🥚

🐤 Eggs represent new life and rebirth, and it's thought that this ancient custom became a part of Easter celebrations.

Find out more ⬇️ https://eht.social/3vPbNW1

How did eggs become such an important part of Easter celebrations? Find out with our mini history of the Easter egg.

Looking for some Monday motivation? ☀️Take inspiration from this glorious shot of Eltham Palace. Remember to share your ...
22/03/2021

Looking for some Monday motivation? ☀️

Take inspiration from this glorious shot of Eltham Palace. Remember to share your favourite photos in the comments! 📷

Looking for some Monday motivation? ☀️

Take inspiration from this glorious shot of Eltham Palace. Remember to share your favourite photos in the comments! 📷

❓Did you know that Cardinal Wolsey took his oath to become Lord Chancellor here at Eltham Palace?He also later wrote the...
17/03/2021

❓Did you know that Cardinal Wolsey took his oath to become Lord Chancellor here at Eltham Palace?

He also later wrote the Eltham Ordinances which were new rules for people in Henry VIII's court. 📜

❓Did you know that Cardinal Wolsey took his oath to become Lord Chancellor here at Eltham Palace?

He also later wrote the Eltham Ordinances which were new rules for people in Henry VIII's court. 📜

❓ Did you know that in 1348 Edward III established the famous Order of the Garter - the oldest surviving order of chival...
10/03/2021

❓ Did you know that in 1348 Edward III established the famous Order of the Garter - the oldest surviving order of chivalry in Europe - at Eltham Palace?

He ordered 12 blue garters decorated with the order's motto for a jousting tournament that took place here. 🏅

❓ Did you know that in 1348 Edward III established the famous Order of the Garter - the oldest surviving order of chivalry in Europe - at Eltham Palace?

He ordered 12 blue garters decorated with the order's motto for a jousting tournament that took place here. 🏅

Looking for some inspiration this morning? ☀️Take a look at this beautiful shot of the palace from up high! 📷
09/03/2021

Looking for some inspiration this morning? ☀️

Take a look at this beautiful shot of the palace from up high! 📷

Looking for some inspiration this morning? ☀️

Take a look at this beautiful shot of the palace from up high! 📷

Looking for some spring-spiration this Monday? 🌱☀️Take a look at these cheerful crocuses captured by Paul in our site te...
01/03/2021

Looking for some spring-spiration this Monday? 🌱☀️

Take a look at these cheerful crocuses captured by Paul in our site team! 📷

Looking for some spring-spiration this Monday? 🌱☀️

Take a look at these cheerful crocuses captured by Paul in our site team! 📷

Stephen and Virginia Courtauld adorned their luxurious home with works of fine and decorative art collected from all ove...
26/02/2021
Eltham Palace Collection Highlights

Stephen and Virginia Courtauld adorned their luxurious home with works of fine and decorative art collected from all over the world. 🎨🌏

Take a look at their fascinating collection from the comfort of your own home 👉 https://eht.social/3aVSz8X

Highlights from the collections at Eltham Palace, including furniture purpose-built for Stephen and Virginia Courtauld's house, and works of fine and decorative art.

Where is your favourite spot to take photos in our gardens? Tell us in the comments! 📷Thanks to Pete for sharing your lo...
25/02/2021

Where is your favourite spot to take photos in our gardens? Tell us in the comments! 📷

Thanks to Pete for sharing your lovely shot with us! 🌼

Where is your favourite spot to take photos in our gardens? Tell us in the comments! 📷

Thanks to Pete for sharing your lovely shot with us! 🌼

Address

Ct Yard
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SE9 5QE

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(020) 8294 2548

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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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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....
Delightful Day last bank holiday monday
We painted these here today and hid around the grounds
Brilliant day spent at Eltham Palace. Buildings, art, grounds, excellent 😊
Paramedic Chris page, feel free to like and share: https://www.facebook.com/Paramedic-Chris-805427429642048/