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

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.


Hall Place and Gardens

Bourne Road, Bexley, Kent, DA5 1PQ

01322 526 574

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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.

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