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Lambeth Palace has functioned as the home and central office for the Archbishop of Canterbury for almost 800 years. Book a tour to glimpse inside the 13th-century chapel and crypt as well as the state rooms. Wander around the gorgeous palace gardens at your leisure.
The palace was first built in the 13th century though only small parts of the original structure remain. Join a tour and look for the fine red-brick Tudor gatehouse, which is among the architectural highlights of the palace complex. Commissioned by Cardinal John Morton in around 1490, the building features two five-story towers as well as battlements.
Hear stories from the guide explaining how the palace has changed over the years as you amble around the grounds. Descend into the crypt and inspect a fresco depicting Christ in Glory, a gift from Pope Paul VI to Archbishop Ramsey in 1966.
Discover Lambeth Palace Gardens, known as one of the oldest continuously cultivated gardens in London. See spring bulbs, blossoms and an array of colorful flora in this pretty 10-acre (4-hectare) garden.
Lambeth Palace is also near a number of other London attractions, including Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament and Tate Britain. Consider combining a trip here with a visit to the Imperial War Museum London, which contains exhibits on Britain’s armed forces and artworks inspired by various conflicts.
Find Lambeth Palace on the south bank of the River Thames. To get here, ride the Tube to Lambeth North station. The gardens are open to the public on the first Wednesday of the month between March and October. Tours are held sporadically; check the website for dates, times and admission fees. The palace also has a small on-site gift shop selling souvenirs and guidebooks.
Located in London City Centre, this spa hotel is steps away from Southbank Centre Book Market and Florence Nightingale Museum. St. Thomas' Hospital and Sea Life London Aquarium are also within 5 minutes. Waterloo Underground Station is only a 4-minute walk and Lambeth North Underground Station is 6 minutes.
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Imperial War Museum, Sea Life London Aquarium and London Eye. Big Ben and Houses of Parliament are also within 15 minutes. Lambeth North Underground Station is only a 2-minute walk and Waterloo Underground Station is 9 minutes.
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Apollo Victoria Theatre and Victoria Palace Theatre. Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey are also within 1 mile (2 km). Victoria Underground Station is 7 minutes by foot and Pimlico Underground Station is 9 minutes.
Located in London City Centre, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Imperial War Museum and Big Ben. Westminster Cathedral is 1.3 mi (2 km) away. Lambeth North Underground Station is 8 minutes by foot and Kennington Underground Station is 13 minutes.
This family-friendly London hotel is located in the historical district, within a 15-minute walk of St. Thomas' Hospital, Houses of Parliament and London Dungeon. Westminster Bridge and London Eye are also within 15 minutes. Lambeth North Underground Station is 10 minutes by foot and Westminster Underground Station is 14 minutes.
Located in London City Centre, this luxury hotel is steps away from Lyceum Theatre, The Strand and Aldwych Theatre. Covent Garden Market and Royal Opera House are also within 5 minutes. Temple Underground Station is 5 minutes by foot and Covent Garden Underground Station is 7 minutes.
Located in London City Centre, this aparthotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of St. Thomas' Hospital, Houses of Parliament and London Dungeon. Westminster Abbey and London Eye are also within 1 mile (2 km). Vauxhall Station is 6 minutes by foot and Oval Underground Station is 15 minutes.
Located in London City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Trafalgar Square, London Eye and Buckingham Palace. Big Ben and The British Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km). Charing Cross Underground Station and London Charing Cross Station are within a 5-minute walk.