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.
There are no tours scheduled during the refurbishment. It is our intention to recommence tours following the refurbishment in summer 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.
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.
Current exhibition - Cantante Domino: Music in the Lambeth Palace Library Collections
This exhibition runs from 23rd June to 18th September 2023 and can be visited 09:30 to 17:00 Monday to Friday. Special weekend openings will be held on Saturday 5th August and 2nd September from 10:00 to 17:00. Admission to the exhibition is free.
Garden Open Days
Held on the 1st Friday of the month across the summer for visitors to experience the historic gardens.
Funds raised from tickets, refreshments and activities are donated to charities to support their work.
Thank you to all those who visited this summer. Following a schedule change, our next Garden Open Days will be held in 2024. Dates will be announced in early 2024 on our website here and across our social media channels.