Part of team Cave had a fab’ day out the other week at Eltham Palace one of London’s fantastic hidden gems. A stunning 1930s Art Deco Palace full of style and decadence. Built by the wealthy Courtauld family next to the beautiful remains of Eltham Palace, the once childhood home of Henry VIII. After falling out of fashion with royalty it soon fell into disrepair and at one point the medieval great hall was used as barn for keeping cattle! Now it’s restored to it’s former glory and the 1930’s addition is among the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in England.
The stunning entrance hall, with concrete domed glass ceiling is stunning. The marvellous panelled dining room, luxurious bathroom, and the magnificent medieval Great Hall, are just some of the highlights. I particularly liked the gold mosaics in one of the bathrooms!
Eltham Palace also has beautiful gardens, so take a picnic!
To find out more visit English Heritage – Eltham Palace