Hall Place & Gardens

Bourne Road, Bexley, Kent DA5 1PQ
Bourne Road Dartford England DA5 1PQ GB

Sitting on the banks of the River Cray, Hall Place was once the country residence of Sir John Champneys. Today you can imagine life in Tudor times as you explore the 500-year-old historic house of take a stroll in the spectacular gardens.

Little ones will love getting hand-on with history in the imaginative Tudor discovery gallery. Touch, wear and smell the past as you find out how Hall Place worked and how people lived. Whatever the season there is always a show in our award-winning gardens. Look out for the stunning Queen’s Beast topiary sculptures and banana trees in the glasshouses.

Their busy wildlife will always keep you entertained. Watch out for squirrels, wagtails, geese, exotic ring-necked parakeets and even our resident kingfisher.

If you visit Hall Place on Fridays, Saturday and Sundays (Easter – mid-November) you’ll be able to meet captive owls and even get the chance to hold one. Jambs Owls bring their visitor-friendly barn owls, eagle owls and other species and explain how they survive in the wild, what they like to eat and their nocturnal habits (additional charge to meet the owls).

You can relax by the River Cray as you enjoy a coffee, light lunch or afternoon tea in the cafe. Or make the most of the sunshine and dine al fresco on the terrace.

Opening Times: 7 days a week, 10am – 5pm (last admission 4.30pm). Closed xmas eve, xmas day and Boxing Day.

Photo Credits: © Copyright Bexley Heritage Trust

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