EMPIRE ROOM GRAND OPENING
It’s a special day at Addington Palace. Notable Architects in History have contributed to the splendour of the Grade II* listed Palladian Style Mansion most notably Robert Mylne, Capability ‘Lancelot’ Brown and Richard Norman Shaw. On May the 1st 2018 Croydon Councillor Toni Letts OBE will join us in unveiling Addington Palaces newest edition the “Empire Suite”.
This milestone unveiling at Addington Palace showcases the ambition to restore Croydon’s Jewel in the Crown to it’s former glory for future generations.
Our Guest of Honour is Sir Terence English, a highly distinguished Cardiac Surgeon and Great Grand Nephew of Sir Frederick English who owned the Palace in 1898-1909. Sir Frederick English contributed greatly to Addington Palace’s heritage, procuring renowned architect Norman Shaw whose renovation of the Great Hall was so grand it required an extra floor to accommodate it. Little did Norman Shaw know we would add to the Great Halls history in hosting a banquet for the auspicious Golden Jubilee Celebrations for HM The Queen and HRH Prince Philip in July 2002. Furthermore, the BBC chose the Hall in 2012 as the backdrop for their Strictly Come Dancing Judges launch trailer.
The new Empire Suite preserves Fredrick English’s additions, which is highlighted by the original centrepiece marble fireplace and masterful cornicing.
Attendance to this event is by special invite only and will include an auction for Sir Terrence English’s charity of choice.