Historic and Art Deco.
You are invited to explore the mix of medieval and modern design features, which typify this house. From the medieval remains of Queen Isabella’s apartments to the ‘Courtaulds’
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 hammer beam roof and oriel windows. In 1933 the site was leased to eccentric millionaires Stephen and Virginia 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.
The Clarendon Hotel.
On your way to Eltham we stop for a 2 course lunch The Clarendon Hotel situated in Blackheath Village with commanding views across open grassland to Royal Greenwich Park. Blackheath is one of London’s few remaining charming villages.
The Hotel has been in the ownership of the O’Donnell family for over 52 years and the family love of Maritime Greenwich is reflected in some of the names of the public rooms. The Meridian Restaurant, named after the Prime Meridian of the World, located at the Royal Observatory in nearby Greenwich Park. The main bar is named after navigational charts used by sailors to navigate the globe.
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After becoming a City of London Guide in 2003 I created Talk-Tourism. Creating talks and days out for international and national event managers, local groups, individuals, plus special interest and educational groups.