Plenty of green space and the Art Deco Eltham Palace are the two main features of Eltham, a region within the borough of Greenwich. Despite being originally built in Medieval times and becoming a favourite haunt of Henry VIII, the Palace owes its 1930s interior to Stephen and Virginia Courtauld, who lived here until 1944. Its splendour sits in contrast to the housing estates constructed during World War I to house Royal Arsenal workers, however there are plenty of large scale expensive homes too. Eltham’s history was tainted forever when in 1993 teenager Stephen Lawrence was stabbed to death in a racially-motivated attack.
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