Idea 2: Upgrading the Palace entrances

When the Palace was designed, back in the 1870s, the building had entrances on all four sides. Today, only two entrances exist, to the Palm Court and the East Court, and the building lacks a grand central front door.


We are planning to make better use of the main entrance on the South Terrace, underneath the magnificent rose window.

This would provide direct access to the Great Hall for visitors from the South Terrace, making it a more active space and strengthening access to the Park.

Plans to repair and restore the East Court are included in the HLF bid being submitted on 30 November 2012.