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The Eltham Palace is an Art Deco mansion on 19 acres of award-winning gardens. You’ll find it in the Eltham area of London, about 40 minutes’ drive from the city centre.
It was once a medieval palace, then a Tudor royal residence, and was then transformed by the millionaires Stephen and Virginia Courtauld. The grounds are home to London's oldest working bridge, and you’ll also find a café, shop, playground, and public toilets here too.
The gardens have a rock garden, moat, medieval bridge, rose garden, and a herbaceous border. The gardens won a gold award in the London Bloom Awards 2017, and there is also a glasshouse café with alfresco dining options. The interior of the house is a mix of Art Deco and Swedish design, and you’ll even find a bathroom with a gold mosaic niche and a statue of the goddess Psyche.
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Parking at Eltham Palace
Parking at Eltham Palace is free for members of the English Heritage Society, however, parking fees will apply for non-members.
Please note that during the palace’s Enchanted events, on-site Eltham Palace parking is only available for blue badge holders.
You will find a car park at the Mottingham train station which will cost the following to use:
- Entry from 4am to 2:30pm, and exit before 4am: £6.30
- Entry after 2:30pm, and exit before 4am: £5.70
- Entry after 6pm, and exit before 4am: £1.50
- Week: £29.00
- 1 month: £102.30
- 3 months: £306.30
- 6 months: £611.50
- Annual: £1107.10
- Bank holidays: £1.00
- Saturday: £4.00
- Sundays: £1.00
The Orangery Lane car park offers 15 minutes of parking for 30p, and 30 minutes of parking for a total of 60p, and there are also yearly passes available for £700.00. You can park for free here from 5:30pm to 9am, Monday to Saturday, and all day on Sundays.
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By Train: The Mottingham train station is a 15-minute walk from Eltham Palace and services the southeastern line.
By Bus: Several bus lines run through Eltham, including 124, 126, 160, 161, 321, 624, 660, B15, B16, N21.
By Car: Eltham Palace is located on Court Yard in Eltham, just a few minutes off the A20.
Disabled Parking at Eltham Palace
If you’re looking for accessible Eltham Palace parking, there are three designated parking spaces in the visitor centre’s main car park.
During the palace’s Enchanted events, on-site parking is only available for blue badge holders.
To search for the disabled car park that is closest to Eltham Palace, see the Blue Badge Parking website.
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Where is Eltham Palace located?
Eltham Palace is located in Eltham, about 40 minutes’ drive from the centre of London.
How much does admission to Eltham Palace cost?
- English Heritage members: free
- Adults: £15.70
- Children (5 to 17 years): £9.40
- Concession (students with valid student ID and those over 65): £14.10
- Family of one adult and up to 3 children: £25.10
- Family of 2 adults and up to 3 children: £40.40
- Overseas visitor pass (9 days of unlimited visiting):
- 1 adult: £37.00
- 2 adults: £64.00
- Family (up to 2 adults and 4 children): £69.00
How much does an English Heritage membership cost?
- Individual adult (18 years and over): £5.25 monthly or £63 for a year
- Two adults: £9.08 monthly or £109 for a year
- Individual senior (65 years and over): £4.58 monthly or £55 for a year
- One adult and one senior: £8 monthly or £96 for a year
- Two seniors: £7 monthly or £84 for a year
- Individual young adult/student (18 to 25 with a valid NUS card): £4.08 monthly or £49 for a year
- Family of one adult and up to six children: £5.25 monthly or £63 for a year
- Family of two adults and up to twelve children: £9.08 monthly or £109 for a year
- Lifetime membership for an individual adult: one-off payment of £1,460
- Lifetime membership for an individual senior: one-off payment of £1,140
- Lifetime membership for two adults: one-off payment of £2,090
- Lifetime membership for two seniors: one-off payment of £1,520
How accessible is Eltham Palace?
There are accessible toilets and a lift next to the multimedia collection point in the first part of the building on the left after crossing the moat bridge. There are audio tours available, and assistance dogs are welcome throughout the grounds.
Please note that access to the basement, Great Hall Dias and the Minstrel’s Gallery is by stairs only.
What else is there to do nearby?
Avery Hill Park is home to the Sparrows Lane Sports Ground, Charlton Athletic F.C. Training Ground, Footscray Playing Fields, and the London Electricity Sports and Social Association. It has been awarded a Green Flag and has walking trails, cycle paths, an outdoor gym, table tennis, public toilets, and a playground. The Tudor Barn Eltham is another historic spot, with a 16th-century barn surrounded by gardens and a moat. There are also two outdoor terraces and a restaurant. Just a little bit north of that is the Severndroog Castle, which dates back to the 18th century and has an observation deck which overlooks the forest and has views of London.
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