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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

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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 £218  28% 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
 
 
 
Cavendish London Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £136  41% off
81 Jermyn Street, SW1Y | 6 minutes from Clarence 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
 
 
 
Conrad London St. James
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £186  38% off
22-28 Broadway, SW1H | 7 minutes from Clarence House
With Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, St James's Park and the Thames all on its doorstep, Conrad London St. James is the ideal option for ... More
 
 
 
 
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Spencer House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
27 St James's Place, St James's, London SW1A | 3 minutes from Clarence 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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Buckingham Palace
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Buckingham Palace Road, SW1A | 5 minutes from Clarence 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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Central Hall Westminster
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Storey's Gate, Westminster, London SW1H | 7 minutes from Clarence House
Central London's largest conference and events venue has welcomed an array of illustrious speakers through the ages - including Gandhi, Churchill and the Prince of Wales. ... More
 
 
 
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Alan Cristea Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
43 Pall Mall, Mayfair, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from Clarence House
Alan Cristea Gallery is the largest publisher and dealer of artists' prints and editions in Europe. Set up by Alan Cristea, who brings with him twenty ... More
 
 
 
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The Royal Society
London > Attractions > Venue Hire
6-9 Carlton House Terrace, St James's, London SW1Y | 5 minutes from Clarence House
... More
 
 
 
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Bowman Sculpture
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
6 Duke Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 5 minutes from Clarence 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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Mick Moon
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 28th June to 31st July 2019 - Various Times
Clarence House, 43 Pall Mall, SW1Y | 3 minutes from Clarence House
...More
 
 
 
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I, I, I, I, I, I, I, Kathy Acker
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 1st May to 4th August 2019 - Various Times
Clarence House, 12 Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, SW1Y | 6 minutes from Clarence House
A major exhibition combining performances, screenings and talks, dedicated to the American writer....More
 
 
 
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Jeff Wall
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 28th June to 7th September 2019 - 10am-6pm
Clarence House, 25-26 Mason's Yard, Off Duke Street, SW1Y | 6 minutes from Clarence House
Striking large-format photographs, which emulate the narrative grandeur of 19th-century history paintings....More
 
 
 
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Empire Cinema Haymarket
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
63-65 Haymarket, St James's, London SW1Y | 8 minutes from Clarence House
The independently-owned Empire owns cinemas at 14 locations across the UK including this one, the three screen Empire Cinema on Haymarket in London's ... More
 
 
 
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The Other Palace
London > Entertainment > Theatres
12 Palace Street, SW1E | 8 minutes from Clarence House
Formerly the St. James Theatre, The Other Palace officially opens its doors in February 2017, as part of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Really ... More
 
 
 
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The Other Palace Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
12 Palace Street, Westminster, London SW1E | 8 minutes from Clarence House
Billed by its operators as 'the first newly built central London theatre in 30 years', St James Theatre opened to the public in ... More
 
 
 
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Lock & Co
London > Shopping > Clothing
6 St James's Street, St James's, London SW1A | 3 minutes from Clarence 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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John Lobb
London > Shopping > Shoes
9 St James's Street, St James's, London SW1A | 3 minutes from Clarence House
This historic bootmakers in St James's, set up in 1849, may be steeped in history but it's still the place to go for top quality tailor-made ... More
 
 
 
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Berry Bros & Rudd
London > Shopping > Wine Merchants
3 St James's Street, St James's, London SW1A | 3 minutes from Clarence House
300-year-old wine emporium. From £5 bottles of Berry’s Good Ordinary Claret to £7000 bottles of Romanée Conti this historic wine emporium has something to suit every palate. ... More
 
 
 
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Boulestin
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
5 St James' Street, St James's, London SW1A | 3 minutes from Clarence House
Named after legendary French chef Marcel Boulestin, this St James' Street restaurant from Joel Kissin takes its inspiration from the original Boulestin which stood on Covent ... More
 
 
 
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Il Vicolo
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
3-4 Crown Passage, Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from Clarence House
... More
 
 
 
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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
21 Crown Passage, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from Clarence House
Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors. The ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 16 minutes from Clarence House
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 18 minutes from Clarence 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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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 19 minutes from Clarence House
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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Catalyst Health and Fitness Ltd
London > Leisure > Fitness
30 Bury Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from Clarence 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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So SPA Sofitel St James
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
6 Waterloo Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 6 minutes from Clarence House
Opened in July 2009, So SPA by Sofitel is a stunning relaxation space - all marble and modern design - housed within the Sofitel St James ... More
 
 
 
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Green Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 6 minutes from Clarence 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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The Reform Club
London > Nightlife > Pubs
104 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 5 minutes from Clarence 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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Two Chairmen Public House
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Dartmouth Street, Westminster, London SW1H | 6 minutes from Clarence House
Two minutes away from Parliament Square and the Cabinet warm rooms, the Two Chairmen Public House is an olde worlde pub that retains a number of ... More
 
 
 
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The Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
53 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 9 minutes from Clarence House
Just a hundred yards from Trafalgar Square, the MOD and the Horse Guard's Parade, The Clarence has an undeniably impressive location that attracts both locals and ... More
 
 
 
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Dukes Hotel: Cognac and Cigar Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
35 St James's Place, St James's, London SW1A | 3 minutes from Clarence 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 | 6 minutes from Clarence 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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Institute of Contemporary Art Bar & Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
12 Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 7 minutes from Clarence House
The Institute of Contemporary Art on The Mall (just down the road from the Queen's pad) is a great place for a trendy drink after taking ... More
 
 
 
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Spencer House
London > Business > Venue Hire
27 St James's Place, St James's, London SW1A | 3 minutes from Clarence 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 | 6 minutes from Clarence 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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Institute of Directors - IOD
London > Business > Venue Hire
116 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 6 minutes from Clarence House
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Leonardo da Vinci: A Life In Drawing
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The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace 5 minutes walk from Clarence House

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White Cube Mason's Yard 6 minutes walk from Clarence House

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Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) 6 minutes walk from Clarence House

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St James's Market 7 minutes walk from Clarence House

Launching at London Craft Week on 1st May, luxury knitwear brand John Smedley marks its 235th year with a free ...More

 
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Works by the avant garde artist, who taught at the Bauhaus School, spanning the 1920s to the 1940s including photography, ...More

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Drawing on influences from mathematics and science through to poetry and mythology, the artist is known for a highly diverse ...More

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Based on Nigel Slater's award-winning autobiography, Toast recreates suburban England in the 1960s as Nigel's childhood is told through the ...More

 
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A highlight of this year's Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy is an animal-themed 'menagerie' in the Central Hall, with ...More

 
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Paul Whitehouse and Jim Sullivan bring John Sullivan's much-loved sitcom to the London stage with Only Fools and Horses The ...More

 

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