Spencer House

 
 
ADDRESS
27 St James's Place, St James's, London SW1A 1NR
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Sun 10:30-17:45 (Closed Jan and Aug)
 
PRICES
£9 (Adults) £7 (Concs)
 

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Spencer HouseSpencer family's 18th London residence.

The ancestral home of Diana, Princess of Wales, the Spencer family hasn’t lived in this, their London residence, since 1926. Following a 10-year refurbishment on the 18th century Palladian mansion, the building has now been restored to reflect its former splendour and is open to the public by guided tour. Built between 1756 and 1766 for the first Earl, the neo-classical house was, at this time, very much lived-in and enjoyed by its original inhabitants. Eight state rooms, each decorated in unique style using ceiling decorations, gilded palm trees, paintings and Roman murals, were employed to entertain on a lavish scale. When the family abandoned the house during the Second World War, a succession of different tenants subsequently moved in. The Ladies’ Army and Navy Club, Christies, the British Oxygen Company and the Economist Intelligence Unit all rented the property during the latter half of the 20th century. While part of the building is now offices, visitors are able to tour many of the house’s rooms in their original glory and, on selected days, amble around the recently restored grounds with their stunning views of Green Park.

Best for:
18th century glamour, Spencer family history, Palladian elegance.

Did you know?
During the Second World War the House was occupied by the nation's nursing services.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Green Park Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Piccadilly Circus Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
Victoria Railway Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Arlington House Pure Parking
 
2 minutes walk
 
Carrington Street NCP
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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    The Stafford London Hotel
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £224  21% off
    St James's Place, SW1A | 1 minute from Spencer House
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    St. James's Hotel & Club London
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £156  30% off
    7-8 Park Place, SW1A | 1 minute from Spencer House
    Naming the St James's Hotel 'and Club' is a clever way of letting you know exactly what to expect from this establishment. Tucked away down a ... More
     
     
     
    Cavendish London Hotel
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £113  34% off
    81 Jermyn Street, SW1Y | 4 minutes from Spencer House
    Situated on prestigious Jermyn Street, in the heart of Piccadilly, the 4 star deluxe Cavendish Hotel is perfectly located for London's theatres, shops and arts. It ... More
     
     
     
     
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    Clarence House
    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    St James's Palace, St James's, London SW1 | 3 minutes from Spencer House
    The home of the Queen Mother from 1953 to 2002, a tour of Clarence House is an excellent way of experiencing the living history of the ... More
     
     
     
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    Buckingham Palace
    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    Buckingham Palace Road, SW1A | 6 minutes from Spencer House
    England's most famous royal palace, and the official residence of Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace opens the doors of its State Rooms to the public every ... More
     
     
     
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    Royal Institution of Great Britain
    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    21 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 6 minutes from Spencer House
    Best known for its annual televised Christmas lectures, the RI is one of Britain's most famous science institutions and the place where famous scientists such as ... More
     
     
     
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    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    8-10 Ryder Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from Spencer House
    Gallery owner Chris Beetles has been dealing for 25 years, and for 16 years from this location in the heart of St James's. Specializing in English ... More
     
     
     
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    Fine Art Commissions Ltd
    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    7 Bury Street, St James's, London SW1Y6AL | 3 minutes from Spencer House
    Portraits, commissioned and otherwise, are a tradition as old as art itself, with representations made of great men and women for posterity from the time of ... More
     
     
     
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    Bowman Sculpture
    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    6 Duke Street, SW1Y | 3 minutes from Spencer House
    Bowman Sculpture in St James's is a presitgious gallery where art collectors with deep pockets can get their hands on an original Rodin. Specialising in 19th ... More
     
     
     
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    The Ruling Class
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 16th January to 11th April 2015
    Trafalgar Studios, 14 Whitehall, SW1A | 10 minutes from Spencer House
    Atonement actor James McAvoy who played a highly acclaimed Macbeth in an all-Scottish production here two years ago, returns to Jamie Lloyd's Traf Transformed season at ...More
     
     
     
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    London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 30th March to 12th April 2015
    London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO), St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 13 minutes from Spencer House
    Emma Thompson returns to the London stage for the first time in 25 years to play Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet ...More
     
     
     
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    English National Opera: The Queen of Spades
    London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 6th June to 2nd July 2015 - 7pm-9.45pm
    London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO), St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 13 minutes from Spencer House
    Edward Gardner conducts his final production as music director of the ENO, bowing out with Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades before taking up the music directorship ...More
     
     
     
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    Criterion Theatre
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1V | 8 minutes from Spencer House
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    Haymarket Theatre Royal
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    Haymarket, SW1Y | 9 minutes from Spencer House
    The Haymarket Theatre was built by John Potter on the site of the King's Head Inn and the Gun Smith shop in 1702. It has had ... More
     
     
     
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    Comedy Store
    London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
    1a Oxendon Street, Soho, London SW1Y | 9 minutes from Spencer House
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    Truefitt and Hill
    London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
    71 St James Street, St James's, London SW1A | 1 minute from Spencer House
    As any gentleman knows, there are times when only a shave by the finest of barbers will do. It's a bit like going to the gym ... More
     
     
     
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    London > Shopping > Clothing
    6 St James's Street, St James's, London SW1A | 2 minutes from Spencer House
    Founded in 1676, for centuries Lock & Co. has been the place to shop for a top hat if you're off to Ascot. The quaint shop ... More
     
     
     
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    London > Shopping > Shoes
    9 St James's Street, St James's, London SW1A | 2 minutes from Spencer House
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    London > Restaurants > British restaurants
    35 St. Jame's Place, SW1A | 1 minute from Spencer House
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    The Lyttelton
    London > Restaurants > International restaurants
    The Stafford London Hotel, St James's Place,, St James's, London SW1A | 1 minute from Spencer House
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    Wheeler's Of St James's
    London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
    72-73 St James's Street, St James's, London SW1A | 1 minute from Spencer House
    Marco Pierre White has teamed up with Sir Rocco Forte to revive Wheeler's of St James's as a fish restaurant - a fitting purpose given this ... More
     
     
     
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    Cookery School
    London > Education > Cookery Courses
    15B Little Portland Street, W1W | 15 minutes from Spencer House
    Awarded The Best City Cookery School 2013, the Cookery School at Little Portland Street has been teaching people to make simple, honest food for more than ... More
     
     
     
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    L'Atelier des Chefs
    London > Education > Adult Education
    19 Wigmore Street, W1U | 16 minutes from Spencer House
    Whether you're a Nigella or not in the kitchen, the L'atelier des Chefs cookery school can teach you something. Classes are given in the basement kitchens ... More
     
     
     
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    La Cucina Caldesi
    London > Education > Cookery Courses
    118 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, London W1U | 19 minutes from Spencer House
    The Caldesi family first set up a cooking school in Giancarlo's native Tuscany. His 'Return to Tuscany' was captured by BBC cameras and dished up on ... More
     
     
     
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    Catalyst Health and Fitness Ltd
    London > Leisure > Fitness
    30 Bury Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 2 minutes from Spencer House
    Catalyst personal trainers are among the best in London. Get fit without doing yourself an injury, lose weight with a specially devised programme or build your ... More
     
     
     
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    Green Park
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 4 minutes from Spencer House
    Although many of the parks in London are officially owned by the sovereign, it is the four central London parks (one of which is Green Park) ... More
     
     
     
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    May Fair Spa
    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    May Fair Hotel, Stratton Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 5 minutes from Spencer House
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    Ye Grapes
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    16 Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London W1J | 6 minutes from Spencer House
    Built in 1882 this gorgeous Victorian pub could be the perfect spot for a night out, if you can find it, that is. Very close to ... More
     
     
     
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    The Reform Club
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    104 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 6 minutes from Spencer House
    Located in the heart of London's traditional Clubland in Pall Mall, The Reform Club was founded in 1836 and was membership was initially restricted to those who ... More
     
     
     
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    The Only Running Footman
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    5 Charles Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 7 minutes from Spencer House
    One of two venues belonging to The Meredith Group who also run The Portman in Portman Village, The Only Running Footman is a popular pub, restaurant ... More
     
     
     
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    Dukes Hotel: Cognac and Cigar Garden
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    35 St James's Place, St James's, London SW1A | 1 minute from Spencer House
    Famous for its martinis - a favourite with James Bond author Ian Fleming - Dukes Hotel extends its drinking area to include an outdoor Cognac and ... More
     
     
     
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    The Rivoli Bar
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    The Ritz Hotel, St James's, London W1J | 3 minutes from Spencer House
    The Rivoli Bar, an intimate cocktail lounge within the famous Ritz Hotel, re-opened in 2001 after a closure of some twenty years with interiors stylishly updated ... More
     
     
     
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    Funky Buddha
    London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
    15 Berkeley Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 4 minutes from Spencer House
    Between the Victorian elegance of Berkley Square and the Imperial magnificence of Piccadilly, you might be surprised to find a club that oozes with Eastern decadence, ... More
     
     
     
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    Spencer House
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    27 St James's Place, St James's, London SW1A | Same location as Spencer House
    Spencer family's 18th London residence. The ancestral home of Diana, Princess of Wales, the Spencer family hasn’t lived in this, their London residence, since 1926. Following ... More
     
     
     
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    The Ritz Hotel
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    150 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 3 minutes from Spencer House
    World famous luxury hotel, right on Piccadilly, with a roof terrace looking across Green Park. The fine food (particularly the Afternoon Tea) at the Ritz attract ... More
     
     
     
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    Exhibitions | Until 11th April 2015 

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    Exhibitions | Until 11th April 2015 

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    Exhibitions | Until 29th May 2015 

    Connaught Brown 4 minutes walk from Spencer House

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    Exhibitions | Until 16th May 2015 

    Gazelli Art House 4 minutes walk from Spencer House

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    International Ceramics Exhibition
    Exhibitions | Until 10th April 2015 

    Galerie Besson 5 minutes walk from Spencer House

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    RA Schools Public Programme: Spring Symposium
    Business Events | On 30th March 2015 

    Royal Academy of Arts 5 minutes walk from Spencer House

    With artists Adham Faramawy and Cecile B. Evans....More

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    Exhibitions | Until 10th April 2015 

    Royal Academy of Arts 5 minutes walk from Spencer House

    Set to be one of the biggest art shows of the year, Rubens and His Legacy is a major exhibition ...More

     
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    Exhibitions | Until 3rd April 2015 

    Panter & Hall Gallery 6 minutes walk from Spencer House

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    Exhibitions | Until 10th April 2015 

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