Clarence House

 
 
ADDRESS
St James's Palace, St James's, London SW1 1BA
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Aug to Sep: Daily 10am-4pm (last admission 3pm) | Tickets must be booked in advance.
 
PRICES
£9 (Adults), £5 (Under 17s), FREE (Under 5s)
 

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Clarence HouseThe 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 British Royal Family. Situated next to St James's Palace the stately building was originally constructed between 1825 and 1827, following a design submitted by John Nash. The first resident of the house was Prince William Henry, Duke of Clarence and heir of George IV who lived there as King until 1837. The Queen, then Princess Elizabeth, and The Duke of Edinburgh also lived in the property after their marriage in 1947. It is now the official London residence of The Prince of Wales, who first lived there from the ages of one and three years. Still an active part of Royal life and a lived-in home, Clarence House is only open to the public during the summer months (Aug and Sept). Visitors are taken on a guided tour of the five rooms and adjoining spaces on the ground floor.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
St James's Park Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Green Park Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
Victoria Railway Station
 
13 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Arlington House Pure Parking
 
5 minutes walk
 
Q-Park Trafalgar
 
7 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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    The Stafford London Hotel
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £217  31% off
    St James's Place, SW1A | 4 minutes from Clarence House
    This Mayfair institution is in a 17th-century building hidden down a quiet side street behind The Ritz. Decorated in a smart, traditional style, the mews rooms ... More
     
     
     
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    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £163  39% off
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    Cavendish London Hotel
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £113  27% off
    81 Jermyn Street, SW1Y | 6 minutes from Clarence House
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    27 St James's Place, St James's, London SW1A | 3 minutes from Clarence House
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    Buckingham Palace Road, SW1A | 5 minutes from Clarence House
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    8-10 Ryder Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 5 minutes from Clarence House
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    Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 11 minutes from Clarence House
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    Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 11 minutes from Clarence House
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    12 Palace Street, Westminster, London SW1E | 8 minutes from Clarence House
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    Haymarket Theatre Royal
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    Haymarket, SW1Y | 8 minutes from Clarence House
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    London > Entertainment > Cinemas
    58 Victoria Street, Westminster, London SW1E | 9 minutes from Clarence House
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    6 St James's Street, St James's, London SW1A | 3 minutes from Clarence House
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    9 St James's Street, St James's, London SW1A | 3 minutes from Clarence House
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    3 St James's Street, St James's, London SW1A | 3 minutes from Clarence House
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    5 St James' Street, St James's, London SW1A | 3 minutes from Clarence House
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    7-9 St James's Street, St James's, London SW1A | 3 minutes from Clarence House
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    35 St James's Place, St James's, London SW1A | 3 minutes from Clarence House
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    The Ritz Hotel, St James's, London W1J | 6 minutes from Clarence House
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    12 Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 7 minutes from Clarence House
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    150 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 6 minutes from Clarence House
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