Eltham Palace is described as one of the most enchanting visitor attractions in London- and for good reason. The Palace was built by the wealthy Courtauld family next to the remains of Eltham Palace, childhood home of notorious Henry VIII. Today, it is among the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in England.
Visitors to Eltham Palace are amazed by the elegant entrance hall, the panelled dining room, Virginia Courtauld's luxurious gold-plated bathroom, and the magnificent medieval Great Hall. The Courtauld family must have been quite interesting people- and ones that had a family lemur (you can even see the lemur's sleeping quarters: it had a special room on the upper floor of the house which had a hatch to the downstairs flower room!) Some people may even call all of this kitsch, but it is definitely worth a visit to form your own opinion.
With its beautiful gardens, and plenty of places for a picnic, Eltham Palace offers you he chance to enjoy the English summer in style, in one of the most beautiful suburbs in London.
Court Yard, Greenwich, SE9 5QEView Larger Map
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