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Eltham Palace

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Court Yard, off Court Road, SE9 5QE
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1 Apr to 1 Nov: Mon to Thurs & Sun 10am-5pm | 1 Nov to 15 Feb: Sun only 10am-4pm
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10.20 (Adult), 9.20 (Concessions), 26.50 (Family), FREE (Under 5s), 6.10 (Under 16s)

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Eltham PalaceRestored by English Heritage, this fantastic house boasts Britain's finest Art Deco interior and offers visitors the chance to indulge in the opulence of 1930s Britain whilst at the same time experiencing the solidity and symbolism of medieval London. Eltham Palace began to evolve during the 15th century when Edward IV commissioned the Great Hall, which survives today as a testament to the craftsmanship of the period. It boasts the third largest hammer beam roof in the country and hosted many royal occasions, including Christmas festivities for Henry VIII who grew up at Eltham Palace. Henry VIII was the last monarch to spend significant time at Eltham Palace before it fell into disrepair. Many of the buildings were demolished and the site was used as a farm. In the 1930s the Courtaulds, a wealthy couple, acquired the site on the understanding that they would repair and maintain the medieval Great Hall. They added a stunning Art Deco house, equipped to meet their every need, which boasted unique interior design and furnishings, coupled with the latest technology. This masterpiece evokes the style and glamour of the 30s and is complimented by lush landscaped gardens, including a moated area, the remains of Henry VIII's hunting park, and a sunken rose garden. Visitors can enjoy the fascinating blend of medieval and modern design in the Great Hall and the 1930s house, explore the gardens and moated area, and have tea in the 1930s kitchens.

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London's Best Events 2020

With an exciting calendar of entertainment, 2020 is another special year in London. Find out what's happening throughout the capital with our thorough guide to the best 2020 London events.

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Royal Artillery Barracks
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Artillery Place, Woolwich, SE18 | 2.8 miles from Eltham Palace
The Royal Artillery Barrracks are not open to the public. But you can learn about the history of the Gunners at Firepower, The Royal Artillery Museum, ... More
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Ranger's House - The Wernher Collection
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Chesterfield Walk, Greenwich Park, SE10 | 2.8 miles from Eltham Palace
Ranger's House is an 18th century, Grade I listed, red brick villa built in 1723 which became the official residence of the 'Ranger of Greenwich Park'. ... More
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Old Royal Naval College
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
King William Walk, SE10 | 3.5 miles from Eltham Palace
The Old Royal Naval College was built on the site of the Tudor Palace in Greenwich in which Henry VIII and Elizabeth I were born. William ... More
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Sights and Attractions near Eltham Palace

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Eltham Palace
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Chislehurst Caves
London > Attractions > Sights
Old Hill, Bromley, BR7 | 2.8 miles from Eltham Palace
A short walk from Chislehurst station (regularly served by trains from London Bridge and Charing Cross) lurks this amazing subterranean maze of caves. The results of ... More
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Firepower - Royal Artillery Museum
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Royal Arsenal, SE18 | 3.2 miles from Eltham Palace
From sling-shot to missile, this museum traces the evolution of artillery and really is explosive in content. Housing Europe's widest variety of historic and modern ... More
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Royal Observatory Greenwich
London > Attractions > Museums
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, SE10 | 3.2 miles from Eltham Palace
This museum of time and space was built by Sir Christopher Wren in 1675. It marks the site of the Greenwich or Prime Meridian - the ... More
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Entertainment near Eltham Palace

Near Eltham Palace
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Blackheath Halls
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
23 Lee Road, SE3 | 2.1 miles from Eltham Palace
Compile a list of London's major arts and entertainment venues and the Blackheath Halls won't immediately spring to mind as being one of the most high ... More
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Catford Mews
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
32 Winslade Way, Catford, SE6 | 3 miles from Eltham Palace
A buzzing cultural community space for South London, Catford Mews is home a multi-screen cinema, live entertainment space for music and ... More
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Catford Mews Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
32 Winslade Way, SE6 | 3 miles from Eltham Palace
An independent three screen cinema within Catford Mews showing the latest releases, themed film seasons and sing-a-long screenings. For Valentine's Day, for example, ... More
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Shopping near Eltham Palace

The best shops and markets near Eltham Palace
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Simon Carter Blackheath
London > Shopping > Menswear
9 Tranquil Vale, SE3 | 2.2 miles from Eltham Palace
Founded by a businessman of the same name in the 1980s, Simon Carter is a menswear retailer known especially for their accessories such as cufflinks, ... More
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JoJo Maman Bebe, Blackheath
London > Shopping >
21 Montpelier Vale, SE3 | 2.2 miles from Eltham Palace
JoJo Maman Bébé is a one-stop solution for pregnancy and beyond and offers a wide range of stylish maternity wear, adorable babywear ... More
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The Bookshop on the Heath
London > Shopping > Books
74 Tranquil Vale, Blackheath, SE3 | 2.3 miles from Eltham Palace
A book lovers gem. As one of London's oldest and last remaining second-hand bookshops, this bookshop stocks signed first editions and collectables as well as local ... More
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Restaurants near Eltham Palace

What are the best dining options near Eltham Palace London?
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Yak & Yeti - Eltham
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
86 Eltham High Street, SE9 | 4 minutes from Eltham Palace
Indian/South Asian Cuisine... More
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The Lord Northbrook
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
116 Burnt Ash Road, SE12 | 31 minutes from Eltham Palace
British Cuisine... More
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Villa Moura
London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
121 Lee Road, SE3 | 34 minutes from Eltham Palace
Fish and Seafood... More
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Education near Eltham Palace

Near Eltham Palace
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University of Greenwich
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Maritime Greenwich University Campus, Park Row, SE10 | 3.4 miles from Eltham Palace
The main University of Greenwich campus boasts a picturesque setting on a World Heritage Site on the banks of the River Thames within three baroque buildings ... More
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English National Ballet
London > Education > Adult Education
41 Hopewell Square City Island, South Kensington, London E14 | 4.8 miles from Eltham Palace
The English National Ballet, founded by Alicia Markova and Anton Dolin in 1950, moved into its current purpose-built East London home on ... More
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Four Corners
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 7 miles from Eltham Palace
For 30 years Four Corners has been training, producing and supporting the full range of film and photographic requirements. Services on offer include filmmaking facilities and ... More
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Leisure near Eltham Palace

Eltham Palace gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Greenwich Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Romney Road, SE10 | 3 miles from Eltham Palace
As a World Heritage Site marking the site of the Greenwich Meridian (the base point for World Time and the location of Longitude 0) Greenwich is ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Beckenham Place Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Beckenham Hill Road, Beckenham, SE6 | 3.3 miles from Eltham Palace
Bursting with wildlife and greenery, this gem of a park really is a well kept secret with a Georgian mansion, 237-acre grounds and a 285-metre swimming ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Charlton Lido
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Hornfair Park, Shooters Hill Road, SE18 | 36 minutes from Eltham Palace
With the help of an Olympic Legacy investment of over �4 million, Charlton Lido has been given a major upgrade. Part of the ... More
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Pubs near Eltham Palace

The best pubs near London Eltham Palace.
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The Hill
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
89 Royal Hill, SE10 | 3.2 miles from Eltham Palace
A couple of years back, in 2005, the Barley Mow became The Hill and changed from an average local (with a dodgy clientele) to a gastropub ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Fellowship and Star
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Randlesdown Road, SE6 | 3.2 miles from Eltham Palace
Historic pub the Fellowship Inn was given a new lease of life in 2019 when The Electric Star Group reopened it as The Fellowship and ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Depot
London > Nightlife > Pubs
7 Peglar Square, Kidbrooke Village , SE3 | 26 minutes from Eltham Palace
At the heart of one of London's biggest housing-led developments, Kidbrooke Village in South East London, is The Depot , an all-day dining pub ... More
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Nightlife near Eltham Palace

Eltham Palace clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Ninth Life
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
167 Rushey Green, SE6 | 3 miles from Eltham Palace
Giving Catford's oldest pub a new lease of life, Ninth Life adds live music, a food market and a nine-room immersive theatre space to ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Old Brewery
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Pepys Building, Old Royal Naval College, SE10 | 3.5 miles from Eltham Palace
Located within the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College and a stone's throw from the world's last tea clipper, the legendary Cutty Sark, The Old ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Studio 338
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
338 Boord Street, Greenwich, SE10 | 3.8 miles from Eltham Palace
Studio 338 opened in spectacular style in March 2014, with Mark 'MK' Kinchen, Kevin Saunderson and Kate Simko all on the line-up. With a capacity of ... More
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Meeting venue hire near Eltham Palace

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Eltham Palace.
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Eltham Palace
London > Business > Venue Hire
Court Yard, Off Court Rd, SE9 | Same location as Eltham Palace
Restored by English Heritage, this fantastic house offers visitors the chance to indulge in the opulence of 1930s Britain whilst at the same time experiencing the ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Old Royal Naval College
London > Business > Venue Hire
Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College, 2, Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10 | 3.5 miles from Eltham Palace
The Old Royal Naval College was built on the site of the Tudor Palace in Greenwich in which Henry VIII and Elizabeth I were born. William ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Laban
London > Business > Venue Hire
Creekside, Deptford, SE8 | 3.7 miles from Eltham Palace
Tate Modern architects Herzog & de Meuron went for a shimmering, plastic-clad building when tasked with designing the Laban building, a place where excellence in contemporary ... More

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