Join us for a private, guided tour of Lambeth Palace, the historic seat of the archbishops of Canterbury.
Lambeth Palace – or as it was originally called, the Manor of Lambeth, or Lambeth House – has been the London residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury for nearly 800 years.The south bank of the Thames was an attractive choice for the location of an Archbishop’s palace, with its proximity to Westminster and the Royal Court. Stephen Langton is thought to have been the first Archbishop to live at Lambeth in the thirteenth century. Prior to this it was traditional for the Archbishop to live in Canterbury. The oldest remaining parts of Lambeth Palace today are Langton’s Chapel, and the Crypt beneath it, both of which date back to the 13th Century. All the other buildings in the Palace grounds have been added, expanded and altered over the centuries to suit changes in fashion and purpose.
Our tour will be led by an expert guide, taking around 90 minutes and including all of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s State Rooms, the Great Hall, the 13th Century Chapel, modern Atrium and ancient Crypt. After the tour we will visit the nearby Garden Museum (currently undergoing refurbishment) for refreshments.
Your ticket price includes return coach travel from Guildford Rugby Club (where you can park your vehicle at no cost), coffee before we leave and entry/guided tour of the Palace.