Eltham Palace and Gardens

Please note that car parking is limited. We recommend travelling by public transport where possible or using local car parks in Eltham.

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Open daily 10am-5pm

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Court Yard, Eltham, Greenwich, London, SE9 5NP for Sat Nav

Where's my shadow? Summer Quest 1 Jul - 1 Sept

Noble, our trusty guard dog, has lost his shadow at Eltham Palace and needs the help of little adventurers to find it! Join Noble and his friends on a summer quest to search for his shadow throughout the grounds and gardens during the summer holidays.

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Car-free Travel Discount

Escape the traffic and travel to Eltham Palace and Gardens by train, tube, bus or bicycle and be rewarded with 20% off your walk-up ticket.* Show your bus or train ticket, tube ticket or TfL Oyster and Contactless app, at the point of purchase to receive your discount. English Heritage are working with Good Journey to encourage sustainable travel to Eltham Palace and Gardens, click here to find out more and for help planning your route.

*All modes of TfL travel are included except Santander Cycles.

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Hire Eltham Palace

One of London’s best kept secrets, Eltham Palace has seen centuries of lavish entertaining – from minstrels playing for royalty to 1930s millionaires hosting celebrities of the day. Its eclectic make-up creates a setting that combines ancient and modern to dazzling effect.

When textile magnates, bought Eltham in the 1930s, they built an ultra-modern home adjoining the medieval palace. Sparing no expense the house’s sleek design is the epitome of Art Deco luxury. Three interconnected rooms lend your event an instant air of sophistication. While the medieval hall with its magnificent hammerbeam roof and the beautiful moated garden provides a host of options for events of every size.

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Guidebook: Eltham Palace

Price: £5.00

 Eltham Palace and Gardens Timeline

1086Hamo and Odo

The manor of Eltham is held by Hamo, sheriff of Kent, on behalf of Bishop Odo of Bayeux, William the Conqueror’s half-brother.

Find out more about the history of Eltham Palace 

1296Bishop's Manor

Antony Bek, Bishop of Durham, builds a grand manor house at Eltham.

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