Set within tranquil moated gardens, Eltham Palace boasts a unique mix of medieval and art deco styles, making it one of London's most unusual and exceptional venues.
The childhood home of Henry VIII, Eltham Palace was once an important royal palace, though of the original building, only the magnificent medieval Great Hall remains today. In the 1930s, it was chosen by society millionaires Stephen and Virginia Courtauld as the location for their imaginative and innovative art deco mansion. The most influential designers of the period created a series of elegant rooms, reminiscent of Hollywood-style glamour. 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.