Eltham area guide
We shine the spotlight on what Eltham has to offer
Eltham is a vibrant place abundant with charm and character and rich in historic landmark buildings. Most notable of those is Eltham Palace which was once the childhood home of King Henry VIII and rebuilt as an outstanding Art Deco home by the Courtauld Family in the 1930’s. This is has now become one of the top tourist attractions within the South East of London.
Other landmark buildings includes the Tudor Barn a Grade II listed building, built by William Roper in the 16 century as an outbuilding to his manor house. The building has now been sympathetically restored and now serves as a restaurant. The Bob Hope Theatre is also an important cultural facility that also attracts many visitors.
And let us not forget Royal Blackheath Golf Course with it’s magnificent Clubhouse, built in 1664 for John Shaw, banker to King Charles.
In 2006 the community magazine “SEnine” was launched. It is published monthly and distributed free. As well as news and discussion of current affairs it also lists forthcoming events and illustrated articles about Eltham history.
Eltham High Street will soon become the destination of choice Street as is currently undergoing a £6.6m improvement scheme as part of the Council’s regeneration masterplan for the town centre. This will also include a six-screen cinema complex.
Eltham also offers excellent transport links into London, from Eltham main line station, London Bridge is within 18 Minutes.
We love Eltham because of its Culture, Diversity and Community spirit. In short, Eltham has just so much to offer!