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Medieval to Art Deco: Eltham Palace Private Tour provided by Ye Olde England Tours

Medieval to Art Deco: Eltham Palace Private Tour

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    Eltham Palace and Gardens
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    Join us on a private tour to the beautiful and entirely unique Eltham Palace.  For centuries a Royal Palace sat atop of a hill overlook beautiful countryside and more latterly in the leafy London suburbs. There is nowhere else quite like Eltham Palace.  Situated in SE London, it is a unique marriage between a medieval and Tudor palace and a 1930s millionaire’s mansion. From the 14th to the 16th century it was an important royal palace, where monarchs often stayed and hunted in the surrounding parks. Much of Eltham Palace fell into disuse and large sections of it had to be taken down but happily the Great Hall remains and it is one of the finest in the country, up with that at Westminster Palace and Hampton Court Palace. What really makes Eltham Palace unique however is that after centuries of neglect, Eltham was leased to Stephen and Virginia Courtauld in 1933 and they spent £20 million on building a state of the art home here that incorporated the Great Hall with their magnificent Art-Deco creation. The result was a masterpiece of 20th-century design. Finally, Eltham surrounded by beautiful gardens, a wonderful moat and ancient brick bridge which anywhere else would be a tourist destination in its own right. The tour will end with us returning by car back to our starting point.
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Important Information
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Eltham Palace and Gardens
  • Food and drinks
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  • Dress code is casual
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Susan A wrote a review Oct 2018
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Took this tour on a warm October day with Nigel and had a lovely time. We crossed the medieval bridge, toured the Art Deco part of the house and wandered around the gardens. But the crown jewel of this palace is the Great Hall which was built in the reign of King Edward IV. It
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Date of experience: October 2018
Response from Stephen L, Owner at Medieval to Art Deco: Eltham Palace Private Tour
Responded 5 Apr 2019
Thanks for your great review Susan. It is so hard to pick out what is the highlight of Eltham Palace isn't it with the Art Deco section and then the Great Hall. For some reason I actually find the bridge my favourite, the oldest bridge in London apparently. Nigel sends his best wishes to you and is glad you enjoyed the day, especially with your love of history.
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Martyn Dyer wrote a review Mar 2018
Faversham, United Kingdom190 contributions29 helpful votes
A wonderful day visit to Eltham palace. It is certainly a jewel in the urban sprawl of South East London. It was so interesting inside and outside of the house with so much history attached. The Art Deco style certainly made this a very different experience from most old houses
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Date of experience: February 2018
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