Eltham Palace

Eltham Palace is Stephen Courtauld's masterpiece of Art Deco design built around the medieval ruins of the Royal Palace's Hall which date from c1300.

Eltham Palace is one of the few important medieval royal palaces in England to survive with substantial remains intact. It was first inhabited as a royal residence in 1311 and was frequented by successive monarchs for the next four hundred years until it was largely abandoned and fell into disuse in the 16th century.

In 1930, after decades of neglect, the house was bought by Stephen and Virginia Courtauld who commissioned the architects Seely and Paget to restore the Great Hall and to design a new adjoining home. Leading designers were employed to create a range of lavish Art Deco interiors and outstanding gardens.

Today Eltham Palace offers a stunning combination of 15th century medieval splendour and a show-piece of 1930's French Art Deco glamour.

Opening Hours
Wednesday to Friday and Sunday from 10am until 5pm.

Closed from 23 December until 1 February.

Eltham Palace
Court Yard

Location Map

+44 (0)20 8294 2548

Nearest Tube / Rail Station

Bus Routes
161, 286

Wheelchair access and disabled toilet facilities are available. Disabled parking is via the Court Yard Entrance.

An audio tour and hearing loop are available for those with hearing impairments and a touch panel is on display for visually impaired visitors.