Modern to medieval

Travel around half an hour from central London, and you will find this gem. Eltham Palace deserves its name – it’s a 1930s stately pile with a cool, stylish Art Deco interior, dripping with pale wood and boasting a reception area which sits under a futuristic glass dome.

But it’s not all muted modernity here. A magnificent great hall originating from the 15th century with a towering oak ceiling and a minstrels’ gallery is the truly neck-pivoting, jaw-dropping sight. And out in the tranquil grounds, you find a sturdy old stone bridge and even an ancient underpass.

It’s heaving with visitors on Bank Holiday weekends, but it isn’t hard to see why. Enjoy this brief impression…


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Gallery entrance

19 thoughts on “Modern to medieval

  1. The circular display makes for an interesting look but the images look so much better (well there is more to them) in the rectangular format. Definitely a fascinating place.

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