King John's Palace is a unique space offering a memorable location whatever the occasion. Built over 800 years ago, it was a Norman house owned by the Mayor of Southampton, John Wytegod, who was also a merchant. The house was incorporated into Edward III's sea defences and later was used as stables. The roof was removed in the early 20th century, leaving the structure as it is now. The original 12th century windows can be seen in the north and west faces of the building. King John's Palace has access to our garden, designed in a Tudor knot style with traditional herbs and flowers.