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Lambeth Palace: your neighbour is an 800-year-old palace

Lambeth Palace has been the London residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury for more than 800 years and is one of the last medieval buildings in London. It has the largest private garden in the South East of the city.

Originally the Manor of Lambeth, the Palace has had many renovations since the 13th century, especially after the damage of the English Civil War and the Blitz. With much attention and care, Lambeth Palace has survived, with some of its grandest parts still standing – the Guard Room, the Chapel, and Crypt all attract thousands of tourists each year, and Morton’s Tower, built in 1480, is still used as the main entrance to the palace. Lambeth Palace Library, founded in 1610, should also not be forgotten –theimpressive collections are waiting for you to freely use them. For university students, perhaps the ambiance of the old medieval library would encourage study.

We suggest you add Lambeth Palace to your touristy weekend. The Palace also holds so many unique events throughout the year, allowing you to see secret parts of it. The gardens are open on various occasions too – do not miss the open days, starting in September.

For further information:http://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/pages/visit-lambeth-palace.html

Address: Lambeth Palace Road, London, SE1 7JU

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7898 1200

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