Eltham Palace Eltham London SE9

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A masterpiece of modern design, it dramatically shows the glamour and allure of 1930's style. Restored by English Heritage, Eltham Palace captures wonderfully the elegant lifestyle of its creators - Stephen and Virginia Courtauld and is a great place for conferences and meetings.

In 1933 the site was leased to Stephen Courtauld, who constructed a modern house incorporating the Great Hall. The house was lavishly decorated in a variety of styles, reflecting the influence of Art Deco and contemporary ocean liners, as well as incorporating historical and classical motifs.

From the fourteenth to the sixteenth centuries Eltham Palace was an important royal palace, a favoured resistance where successive monarchs spent Christmas and hunted in the surrounding parks. Edward IV built the magnificent Great Hall, which survives today, with its soaring hammerbeam roof and oriel windows.

The grounds at Eltham Palace have a fascinating story to tell about the sites past inhabitants. Visitors ... View full description

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Entrance Hall
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- - - - - - 100 -/-/-/ -
The stunning Entrance Hall is dominated by a magnificent domed ceiling, designed to shower the room in natural daylight. The walls, lined with Australian blackbean veneer, are inlaid with finest marquetry, featuring scenes from Italy and Scandinavia. This exceptional room is well suited for civil wedding ceremonies , where the circular layout makes the exchanging of vows a uniquely intimate experience. 
Italian Drawing Room
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80 - - - 60 - 100 -/-/-/ -
Guests are invited to step through from the Entrance Hall to enjoy the sumptuous surroundings of the Italian Drawing Room, used on its own or combined with other rooms. Sophisticated receptions can also spill out onto the landscaped gardens beyond as French doors open onto the large and exclusive terrace.  
Dining Room
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Timelessly fashionable, the Dining Room is an elegant, inspirational room, filled with exquisite touches. The dramatic recessed ceiling is aluminium leaf and gently shimmers at night. The imposing black and silver doors combine Greek key patterns with images of animals and birds from around the world, including Mah-Jongg, the Courtauld's pet ring-tailed lemur.  
Great Hall
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200 - - - 200 - 300 -/-/-/ -
The Great Hall, which once hosted Royal banquets, today provides an impressive stately setting for larger events. It is topped by an awe-inspiring, hammerbeam oak roof, while the under floor heating, added by the Courtaulds in the 1930s, still keeps guests warm today. 
Small Meeting Room
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20 - 10 - - - - -/-/-/ -
Oak Room
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25 - 16 - - - - -/-/-/ -
Large Meeting Room
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45 - 22 - - - - -/-/-/ -
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- - - - - - 200 -/-/-/ -
The grounds offer a rare and very fine example of chic 1930s garden design, incorporating impressive elements of the old medieval palace. With a sunken rose garden, Japanese rock garden, cascades, fountains, pools and beautiful lawns, the private grounds provide a tranquil setting for guests to enjoy. The grounds can accommodate a wide range of outdoor activities, from croquet and giant garden chess to laser clay pigeon shooting, archery or falconry. 

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