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Eltham Palace

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Eltham Palace

KidRated’s Eltham Palace Top Tips:

  • Good to know… the palace is only open on Sundays
  • Nip in for a cream tea in the Tearoom 
  • The new play area is a must for younger kids
  • Check in advance to see if there are any kids events

Why not pop down to Eltham Palace – 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 and panelled dining room to the luxurious bathroom and magnificent Medieval Great Hall. A real highlight is the beautiful gardens with plenty of beautiful sunny spots for a family picnic.


The 19 acres of garden feature an abundance of explorable spots for the whole family to enjoy. Including a rock garden sloping down to the moat, a medieval bridge and a stunning herbaceous border.


Spring bulbs and wisteria can be seen when visiting in the summer adding to magic that is the sunny season! There are also picnic benches and tables dotted around the south lawn as well as the moat for convenience. When inside Eltham Palace there’s also 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 and enjoy this historic beauty.

Booking advice:

  • Buy tickets now for the London pass which includes free entry to Eltham Palace
  • Buying English Heritage membership also gives you free entry




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Phone number:

+44 (0)870 333 1181


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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Teen Verdict

Family days out, attractions and things to do in London and beyond for kids, older kids and teenagers rated by kids and teens with KidRated


If you’re into a good “National Trust Stately Home” day out then this is one for you. I quite like seeing old architecture so I enjoyed getting inspiration from the 1930s building. As it’s only open on Sundays, it’s good one for whole family to visit but I personally went with a friend of mine because we both love afternoon tea and feeling fancy. 10/10 would recommend going for an afternoon to treat yourself or your family.

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