London Open House at Lambeth Palace
London, United Kingdom
Visit Lambeth Palace
The home of Archbishops of Canterbury since the 13th Century
Lambeth Palace will open as part of Open House London
on Saturday 21st September 2013
Tickets on sale from 10.00am 15th August 2013
You will begin and end your tour at Morton's Tower, the iconic gatehouse to Lambeth Palace. Built in the 1490s, this gateway was commissioned by Cardinal John Morton, Archbishop of Canterbury and Lord Chancellor to Henry VII. You will see the Archbishop's Chapel, built in the 13th Century and redesigned by Archbishop William Laud in the 1630s. Your tour will include the Guard Room, home to the portraits of 16 former Archbishops of Canterbury, this medieval room was redeveloped by Edward Blore in 1836. You will see the 17th century Great Hall, now part of Lambeth Palace Library, Britain's earliest public library. The Atrium, designed by Richard Scott Architects now forms the newest part of Lambeth Palace, opened by the Prince of Wales in 2000.