Winchester Palace was a twelfth-century palace, London residence of the Bishops of Winchester. It is located south of The River Thames in Southwark, near the medieval priory which today has become Southwark Cathedral. Southwark was the largest town in the old diocese of Winchester and the bishop was a major landowner in the area. He was also a power in the land (Winchester being the old Saxon capital), and regularly needed to be in London on royal or administrative state business. For that purpose, Henry of Blois built the palace as his comfortable and high-status London residence.
The remains are listed as a Scheduled Monument. They are managed by English Heritage.