Lambeth Palace


Lambeth Palace, on the south bank of the River Thames opposite Parliament, has been a historic London residence of Archbishops of Canterbury since the 13th Century. It acts as a home for the Archbishop and his family when in London - and as the central office for his national and international ministry.

The Palace serves as a venue for hospitality and events for the Church of England, while in the summer its sizeable grounds play host to garden parties for organisations and charities supported by the Archbishop. Guided tours of the Palace take place regularly, allowing visitors to explore the buildings and grounds and learn about their history.

The grounds of Lambeth Palace are also home to the Lambeth Palace Library, the historic library and record office of the Archbishops of Canterbury and the principal repository of the documentary history of the Church of England. Its collections have been freely available for research since 1610. The library has recently begun placing much of its archived material online and its collection has been awarded designated status by the Museum, Libraries and Archives Council.

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