Lambeth Palace is the London home of the Archbishop of Canterbury, his family and two religious communities. It is the centre of his ministry, worship and hospitality.
As a working palace and a family home, Lambeth Palace is not open to the public on a daily basis. An upcoming refurbishment of the Palace is scheduled to begin this August, with the Palace closing for these essential works.
All tours ahead of closure have now been held. Our thanks to all those who visited this spring. It is our intention to recommence tours following the refurbishment in spring 2024.
We will announce when bookings for 2024 are to open. We will announce the date on our website here and across our social media channels. The diary will open towards the end of the refurbishment work, when availability to visit can be confirmed.
Tours of the Lambeth Palace Library are overseen by the library. Further details and scheduled tours can be found on their website here. Tickets are free with booking in advance required.
The tour will explain the history of the library and its collection, as well as their journey to a brand new, purpose-built home for the books and documents cared for.
Garden Open Days
We hold special charity Open Days in the summer for visitors to enjoy the Gardens. Visit our Garden Open Days page here for further details of this year’s dates and charities fundraising.