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.

 

Clarence House events

 
Clarence HouseClarence HouseInspect five ground floor rooms of the official residence of TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, which also houses some of Queen Elizabeth's art collection.1st August 2014Sunday 31st August 2014 Where:
Clarence House,   St James's Palace      SW1 1BA
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Clarence House
event > Tours > Behind the Scenes -Buildings
DATES  1st to 31st August 2014
Inspect five ground floor rooms of the official residence of TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, which also houses some of Queen Elizabeth's art collection.
 

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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 £200  29% 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 £208  21% 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 £133  38% 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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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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Fine Art Commissions Ltd
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
7 Bury Street, St James's, London SW1Y6AL | 5 minutes from Clarence 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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Uncle Vanya
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 23rd April to 3rd May 2014
Wyndham's Theatre, Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 12 minutes from Clarence House
Last year saw London stage four revivals of Anton Checkov's Uncle Vanya and now 2014 welcomes another. Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky transfers his ...More
 
 
 
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Three Sisters
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th April to 3rd May 2014
Wyndham's Theatre, Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 12 minutes from Clarence House
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The Weir
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 16th January to 19th April 2014
Wyndham's Theatre, Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 12 minutes from Clarence House
Conor McPherson's drama transfers to London's West End in January 2014 following a hugely successful run at the Donmar Warehouse in 2013. McPherson's The Weir ...More
 
 
 
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Pigalle
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
215-217 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 8 minutes from Clarence House
Forties-themed late-night supper club. If you’re considering a more glamorous and alternative evening’s entertainment, head to Piccadilly and burlesque cabaret club, Pigalle. Inspired by the genteel, romantic ... More
 
 
 
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St James Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
12 Palace Street, Westminster, London SW1E | 8 minutes from Clarence House
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Criterion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1V | 9 minutes from Clarence House
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Shopping near Clarence House

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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
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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
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
7-9 St James's Street, St James's, London SW1A | 3 minutes from Clarence House
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L'Atelier des Chefs
London > Education > Adult Education
19 Wigmore Street, W1U | 19 minutes from Clarence House
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 20 minutes from Clarence House
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La Cucina Caldesi
London > Education > Cookery Courses
118 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, London W1U | 23 minutes from Clarence House
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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
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London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
6 Waterloo Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 6 minutes from Clarence House
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Green Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 6 minutes from Clarence House
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The Reform Club
London > Nightlife > Pubs
104 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 5 minutes from Clarence House
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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
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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
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Fortnum & Mason: 1707 Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
181 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1A | 7 minutes from Clarence House
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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
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The Ritz Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
150 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 6 minutes from Clarence House
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