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 £224  35% 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
     
     
     
    St. James's Hotel & Club London
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £163  41% off
    7-8 Park Place, SW1A | 4 minutes from Clarence 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  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
     
     
     
     
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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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    The Royal Society
    London > Attractions > Venue Hire
    6-9 Carlton House Terrace, St James's, London SW1Y | 5 minutes from Clarence House
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    Bowman Sculpture
    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    6 Duke Street, 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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    Chris Beetles
    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    8-10 Ryder Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 5 minutes from Clarence 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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    The Winter's Tale
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 17th October 2015 to 16th January 2016
    Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 11 minutes from Clarence House
    Two years in the making, actor and director Kenneth Branagh presents a five-play, year-long season at the Garrick Theatre in 2015. Launching the season, this reimagined ...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 | 12 minutes from Clarence 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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    English National Opera: The Pirates of Penzance
    London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 9th May to 27th June 2015 - Various Times
    London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO), St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 12 minutes from Clarence House
    One of the most "eye-catching elements" of the ENO's 2014/15 season is Mike Leigh's The Pirates of Penzance. "Leigh's interest in Gilbert and Sullivan is well ...More
     
     
     
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    St James 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 opens to ... More
     
     
     
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    Haymarket Theatre Royal
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    Haymarket, SW1Y | 8 minutes from Clarence 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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    Curzon Victoria
    London > Entertainment > Cinemas
    58 Victoria Street, SW1E | 9 minutes from Clarence House
    Curzon Victoria is the chain's seventh London venue, providing a boutique cinema option in central London. Visitors will be able to immerse themselves in a broad ... 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, 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
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    Avenue Restaurant and Bar
    London > Restaurants > American restaurants
    7-9 St James's Street, St James's, London SW1A | 3 minutes from Clarence House
    Once a chic, minimalist St James's eatery branded a 'Scenster' restaurant by Tatler in the '90s, Avenue was relaunched in February 2014 with a new look ... More
     
     
     
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    Cookery School
    London > Education > Cookery Courses
    15B Little Portland Street, 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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    L'Atelier des Chefs
    London > Education > Adult Education
    19 Wigmore Street, W1U | 19 minutes from Clarence 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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    English [Out There!]
    London > Education > English Language Courses
    10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 20 minutes from Clarence House
    English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... 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, 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, SW1A | 9 minutes from Clarence House
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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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    London > Business > Venue Hire
    27 St James's Place, St James's, London SW1A | 3 minutes from Clarence House
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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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    Concerts | Until 29th May 2015 

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    Exhibitions | Until 11th October 2015 

    The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace 5 minutes walk from Clarence House

    Scenes from royal gardens at Buckingham Palace, Whitehall and Hampton Court are shown in Painting Paradise, an exhibition ...More

     
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    Exhibitions | On 29th May 2015 

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

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    Exhibitions | On 29th May 2015 

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

    Net artist and journalist Lialina discusses her work with curator Archey, followed by a panel discussion....More

    Orpheus Foundation Supported By The Richard Carne Trust
    Concerts | On 29th May 2015 

    St James's Church Piccadilly 7 minutes walk from Clarence House

    The Jubilee Quartet performs Haydn's String Quartet Op 33 No 1 In B Minor and Mozart's String Quartet No 22 ...More

    Free Lunchtime Concert: The Jubilee Quartet Play Haydn And Mozart
    Concerts | On 29th May 2015 

    St James's Church Piccadilly 7 minutes walk from Clarence House

    The ensemble performs Haydn's String Quartet No 1 In B Minor and Mozart's String Quartet No 22 In B....More

    Servicewomen, Spies And Spitfire Pilots: The Brave Heroines Who Helped Win The Second World War
    Exhibitions | On 29th May 2015 

    Waterstone's - Piccadilly 7 minutes walk from Clarence House

    Duncan Barrett and Nuala Calvi, bestselling authors of The Girls Who Went to War, join Clare Mulley (The Spy Who ...More

    Jonny And The Giants
    Concerts | On 29th May 2015 

    St James Theatre 8 minutes walk from Clarence House

    Six-piece alt indie outfit from Camden Town. With support from Carrie Haber, Bea Munro and Jai Amore....More

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    McQueen
    Theatre | Until 6th June 2015 

    St James Theatre 8 minutes walk from Clarence House

    2015 really is the year of Alexander McQueen. Not only is the late designer the subject of a blockbuster V&A ...More

     
    Eileen Cooper RA: Hide And Seek
    Exhibitions | Until 23rd August 2015 

    Royal Academy of Arts 8 minutes walk from Clarence House

    An exhibition of drawings from Cooper's 40-year career, featuring her iconic female figures....More

     
     
     
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