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Eltham Palace

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Eltham Palace

KidRated’s Eltham Palace Top Tips:

  • Have cream tea in the Tearoom
  • The new play area is a must for younger kids
  • Check before to see if there are any kids events

Why not pop down to Eltham Palace for the perfect place for a day out with friends and family. The 1930s art deco building has something for everyone. From the stunning entrance hall, the panelled dining room, luxurious bathroom and magnificent Medieval Great Hall to the beautiful gardens with plenty of beautiful sunny spots for a family picnic.


The 19 acres of garden features many highlights for the whole family to enjoy that include a rock garden sloping down to the moat, a medieval bridge and a stunning herbaceous border. Spring bulbs and wisteria can even be seen when visiting in the summer. There are also picnic benches and tables dotted around the south lawn and by the moat and when inside Eltham Palace there is a free audio guide available that helps to give you an insight into the palace. A newly added feature is the kids play area which has an ‘around the world’ theme. Make sure you check it out during your visit.

Booking advice:

  • Buy tickets now for the London pass which includes free entry to Eltham Palace
  • Buying English Heritage membership also give you free entry
  • Eltham Palace is only open on Sundays until February




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Phone number:

+44 (0)870 333 1181


Opening hours:

10 Apr - 30 Sep 2015, Sun - Weds 10am - 6pm
1 Oct - 25 Oct 2015, Sun - Weds, 10am - 5pm
26 Oct - 1 Nov 2015 (half term) daily 10am - 5pm
2 Nov - 14 Feb 2016, Sun only, 10am - 4pm
15 Feb - 21 Feb 2016 (half term) daily 10am - 4pm
22 Feb - 24 Mar 2016, Sun only, 10am - 4pm

How to get there:

TfL bus services 124,126, 160 or 161 and then a short walk.
The nearest train stations are Eltham and Mottingham, both 1⁄2 mile.
See website for further details on how to get there.

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