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Eltham Palace and Gardens

#72 of 1,530 things to do in London
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Address: Eltham Palace Court Yard | Eltham, London SE9 5QE, England
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Beautiful grounds - visit during summer

The audio guide was excellent and brought the palace and grounds to life. Loved the way it was presented and it made sure we didn't leave one bit of the house unexplored. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The audio guide was excellent and brought the palace and grounds to life. Loved the way it was presented and it made sure we didn't leave one bit of the house unexplored. The house itself is beautiful but not as modern/ gorgeous as the audio guide keeps suggesting, but impressive for its time nonetheless. It's much too cold to visit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Fascinating combination of new and old at Eltham Palace. I take all my visitor friends here to see where Henry VIII lived and grew up before he became king. The great hall still stands and is beautiful - and quite simple. It was used as an air raid station during the Biltz and so has interesting stories around that period... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended friends wedding and it was absolutely amazing. Fantastic location, tranquil environment, well maintained and multiple break-out spaces. Wow...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting family and was taken here. There is a cost but it is worth a visit and to wander around the gardens. Lots to see and very pleasant gardens.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited palace and gardens today. It appears to be a hidden secret...... just loved it. Fascinating how the Art Deco house was added to the ancient grand hall. The social life at the palace in the late 30s must have been amazing..... you really get a good idea listening to the multimedia players you are issued with and by looking... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

I visit Eltham Palace regularly, I love the art deco house, the medieval great hall and the splendid gardens and views across London, but the christmas decorations were very disappointing, such a missed opportunity. However don't let that put you off visiting! I was at Polesden Lacey earlier in the week and there decorations were excellent!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Went with my wife as she is a deco fan. WOW! What a spectacular collection. It's a must visit for any fans or students interested in Art Deco.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Once the home of Kings and Queens, Eltham Palace was rescued from decay in the 1930's by the Courtalds who turned it into an Art Deco home for their lavish lifestyle. In it's current ownership it lacks any of the lavishness of the past and smells a bit of disinfectant. However it is a very good example of Art Deco... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful English Heritage building , went there to see jousting a few years back. Impressive mansion house on a moat , medieval hall ,large grounds , and Art Deco finish , well worthy of a day out

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is one of my favourite places in south London. The first palace was built by Henry VIII and the massive Great Hall is still standing. But the star is the Art Deco house that was furnished in the 1920s and 1930s by the Courtaulds. From the hand-woven circular carpet and impeccable art deco furniture in the stunning entrance hall... More 

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