Lambeth Palace is more popularly known as the official residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury. It has been used as the official residence of the Archbishop since the 13th century. The Palace is situated in London in North Lambeth on the south bank of the Thames River. Lambeth Palace is near the Palace of Westminster.
Many events of charitable nature are organised in the Lambeth Palace. The Lambeth Palace library keeps the records of the documents relating to the Church of England. This library is the principal library founded sometime in the year 1610. The library is established within the premises of the Palace. Official papers of the Archbishop of Canterbury are kept in the library. The library is open to public four days a week, that is, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10.00am-5.00pm and on Thursday from 10.00am-7.30pm.
Guided tours of the Lambeth Palace are arranged for the public to visit certain areas of the palace. The admission fees for adults is £10 and admission of children below the age of 17 years is free. Lambeth Palace also has a garden. This garden has been known to be private since the 12th century. Other interesting aspect of the palace is the Morton's Tower. This tower has a red brick Tudor gatehouse which leads to the entrance of the present day Lambeth building. The palace also houses a Chapel. However, this Chapel is a private chapel.
Another interesting part of the palace building is the Guard's Room. It is believed that the said room assumed a significant importance during the 14th, 15th and 16th century. Atrium and the Crypt Chapel are also a part of the Lambeth Palace. Atrium is a roofed courtyard which was re-opened a few years back. It is the Atrium that links the main building to the Chapel and the Crypt Chapel. It is believed that it the Crypt chapel is the oldest part of the palace.
Nearest Tube Stations-
1. Waterloo Tube Station
2. Westminster Tube Station
3. Vauxhall Tube Station
4. Lambeth North Tube Station
1. Address & Postcode:- Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7JU
a. Website:- http://www.lambethpalacelibrary.org
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