Hall Place

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

The Great Hall, Hall Place

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 details

Hall Place Bourne Road, Bexley Kent DA5 1PQ 01322 526574 www.hallplace.org.uk

Entry details

£5 with National Art Pass (standard entry £10)

Daily, 10am – 5pm

For visitor centre, garden and glasshouse opening times, check the website

Closed 25, 26 Dec and 1 Jan