Eltham Travel Guide

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Eltham Things to Do

  • Eltham Palace

    Situated off a quiet leafy road in the suburbs of Eltham in SE London, is the exquisite Eltham Palace - once home to the phenomenally wealthy Courthalds - textile millionaires of the early 20th century.Before the Courthalds transformed the palace into a glamorous art deco showhome of the 1930s, it was the boyhood home of Henry VIII and later his...

  • If you love Art deco, come here.

    Tucked away, almost incongruously, in the residential streets of Southeast London, is the magnificent Eltham Palace. It has a rich history, going back to the time of the Norman Invasion. The first major builder was the Bishop of Durham who presented the manor house to Edward, Prince of Wales (later Edward II), and he in turn extended the place....

  • The rich can die poor...

    In the churchyard at Eltham is buried Thomas Doggett...in his time he was quite wealthy, managing two well known theatres, and he founded the Doggetts Coat & Badge race up the Thames, which is still held annually (theres a pub on the south embankment called DCB...after him). He lost his fortune in later life, and was buried in a paupers grave.

  • The Bridge

    This is the bridge that crosses the moat to Eltham Palace, lovely architecture...and in good repair considering its over 500 years since it was built!

  • Eltham Church

    Although there has been a church on the site since the 12th century the current one is relatively recent...and is not that wonderful.In the churchyard can be found the gravestone of one of the first two Aboriginals who left Australia in modern times. Obviously this was not their choice...but a sad 'gift' sent back to the then King. It seems he died...

  • Oldest Golf Club in the world...

    The Royal Blackheath Golf Club is recognised as the oldest of its kind...established 1608. Oldest 'golf club' that is... NOT oldest course. Originally it was on Blackheath as its name suggests. But relocated to Eltham in the 1920's as the golfers were causing havoc with the new fangled cars then crossing the heath. The photo is of the Clubhouse...

  • Amdram...

    Not worth visiting as such but its close to the Palace...just a local theatre, but when Bob Hope, who was born in Eltham, found out that it was in financial difficulties he made sure its future was safe by a sizeable donation!

  • Art Deco...

    In the 1930's Stephen & Virgina Courtauld, of the textile family, restored the Great Hall, and built next to it a house 'of its day'. It is the best example of art deco in England, with lavish centralised systems controlling vacuuming, music etc...way ahead of its time!

  • The Great Hall

    This is a view from the Minstrels Gallery...its kinda dark even though I used a flash! Built in 1472, its said that over 2000 were invited to a feast by Edward IV at Christmas 1482. Hard to see but its hammerbeam roof is one of the finest in England. The artist Van Dyck spent many of his summers here and used the Hall for backdrops in many of his...


Eltham Restaurants

  • by Mariajoy Written Jul 8, 2008

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    It's McDonalds. What can I tell you? You know what it tastes like and what it costs and what it looks like inside.

    So here are a few pics anyway :))

    Favorite Dish: Mc Filet o'Fishy and fries.

    Prepared with care and finesse
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Eltham Transportation

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    by BluBluBlu Written Mar 1, 2006

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    Eltham is about 8 miles from central London...and is well serviced by trains from Charing Cross, Waterloo East, & London Bridge. Nearest stations are Eltham or Mottingham. Its about a 20 minute journey.

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