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Hall Place and Gardens

At Hall Place and Gardens there really is something for everyone. Visitors to the estate's fine Tudor mansion and award-winning gardens can enjoy fascinating history in a fabulous setting throughout the year.

The North Courtyard, Hall Place - Copyright of Bexley Heritage Trust

Hall Place is a Grade I listed Tudor mansion, built for a former Lord Mayor of London in 1537 and is located within 65 acres of stunning award winning gardens. The venue hosts a wide programme of events, art activities, concerts and theatre in the house and gardens. Several rooms are available to hire for meetings and events, including the Great Hall and Great Chamber, which are also licensed for civil wedding ceremonies.

Bexley Heritage Trust runs a popular education and outreach service and organised activities during the school holidays. More details are available at Hall Place and Gardens and Hall Place events calendar, while a range of views of the house and gardens is available as a PDF under related downloads.

Finding Hall Place

Hall Place and Gardens
Bourne Road
Bexley
Kent DA5 1PQ
Telephone: 01322 526574

Hall Place is located just off the A2, 5 miles from Junction 2 of the M25. It is just a fifteen minute walk from Bexley Rail Station and is well served by local bus routes which stop nearby. See the map for more information.

Admission

Entry to the historic house at Hall Place costs £8 for Adults, £6 for under 16s/concessions, and £24 for a family (two adults and up to three children).

If you Gift Aid your ticket, it will be valid for unlimited repeat visits within a 12-month period.

Opening times

Historic house and visitor centre

Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday and Bank Holidays 10am - 5pm

  • Last admission to the house and last orders in the cafe is thirty minutes before closing time
  • The house will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. The house will also be closed on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day
  • Please note that the Austen Gallery (that displays the Bexley Museum) will be closed until further notice

Formal Gardens

Monday - Saturday 9am - dusk
Sunday and Bank Holidays 9am - dusk

Gardens

The Hall Place gardens are one of only a handful of sites in the country to have won the Civic Trust's Green Flag award every year since the award was introduced and also have Green Heritage Site status. 

Visitors can experience a wide range of spectacular gardens all on one site - from a stunning topiary called the Queen's Beasts, planted to mark the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II to rose and herb gardens. There is also a plant nursery with display gardens, model gardens and a sub-tropical plant house where you can see bananas ripening in mid-winter!

The River Cray which runs through the grounds of Hall Place adds its own particular feature and is home to many different types of wildlife. Many visitors enjoy taking a leisurely exploration of the surrounding parkland through which the Cray flows. 

Miller and Carter

In 1990 the eighteenth century barn underwent extensive refurbishment and now forms an attractive 'Miller & Carter' restaurant whilst still retaining the character and charm of the original buildings.