Hall Place and Gardens

Kent, DA5 1PQ

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A 16th century flint mansion, nestling in a yew garden on the banks of the River Cray at Bexley.

The Great Hall, Hall Place

Hall Place was once the country residence of Sir John Champneys, a successful merchant and former Lord Mayor of London. Inside this 500-year-old historic house is a panelled great hall with minstrel’s gallery, a chapel, a bell tower and original Tudor kitchen. Visitors can discover the secret wartime history of Hall Place and how American soldiers stationed here intercepted messages sent by the Germans.

The 65-hectare estate features a sunken garden, topiary animals and a wildflower meadow. In the glasshouses visitors can see banana trees, as well as fish and terrapins in the pond.

Venue information

Opening times

The house, visitor centre and cafe are open daily from 10am to 5pm, last admission is 30 minutes before closing. Closed 24, 25, 26, 31 Dec and 1 Jan. Gardens open daily 9am to dusk.

"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)