Visit Lambeth Palace

Find out about guided tours, open days and special events at Lambeth Palace.
Lambeth Palace exterior

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. The Palace is currently undergoing an extensive programme of refurbishment. As such the Palace is currently closed for Tours. 

Palace Tours

There are no tours scheduled during the refurbishment. It is our intention to recommence tours following the refurbishment in 2025.

We will announce when bookings for 2025 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.  

Follow @visitlambethpalace on Instagram or Facebook for updates.

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Our office will be closed for Easter between 28th April-1st April.

Library Tours

Tours of the Lambeth Palace Library are overseen by the library. Further details and scheduled tours can be found on their website here.  

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

Held monthly across the summer from May to September for visitors to experience the historic gardens. 

Funds raised from tickets, refreshments and activities are donated to charities to support their work. 

Visit our Garden Open Day page here for further information to plan your day.

Follow @visitlambethpalace on Instagram or Facebook for updates.


National Garden Scheme

A special evening opening of the Palace Gardens will be held on Monday 20th May as part of the National Garden Scheme. 

The Gardens will be open for visitors to enjoy the spring planting from 5pm - 8pm. The National Garden Scheme is a UK charity helping raise funds for nursing and health charities through special garden openings. Funds raised from tickets will be donated to the scheme's 2024 charity partners.

  • The gates open at 5pm, with the gardens closing at 8pm. Last entry will be at 7pm.
  • Tickets are £6 for adults, with free tickets for children. Dogs are welcome. 
  • Your ticket includes one drink, which can be collected from the marquee. Additional beverages will be available to purchase across the evening. We will be operating a cashless bar with card-only payments. 
  • Please be aware that security searches will be in operation. 

We recommend booking tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. Tickets are available to purchase via the National Garden Scheme website here