Art Deco Eltham Palace view from the Dining Room - 1936 - Architects: Seeley and Paget - Eltham Palace and Gardens is available for Civil Wedding and Civil Partnership ceremonies - http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/book-and-buy/venue-hire/wedding/eltham-palace/
Eltham Palace was given to Edward II in 1305 by the Bishop of Durham, and used as a royal residence in the 14-16th cent. According to one account the incident that inspired Edward III's foundation of the Order of the Garter took place here. As the favourite palace of Henry IV it played host to the only Byzantine emperor ever to visit England. The young Henry VIII also grew up here; it was here that he met and impressed the scholar Erasmus in 1499 introduced by Thomas More.