St James's Palace

 
 
ADDRESS
3 St James's Palace, St James's, London SW1A 1NP 
 
OPENING TIMES
Services at Chapel Royal or The Queen's Chapel: Sundays 8.30am & 11.15am throughout the year, except for August and September | Chapel Royal: from first Sun in Oct to Good Friday | Queen's Chapel: from Easter Sun to last Sunday in Jul
 

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St James's PalaceSt James's Palace on Pall Mall is one of the oldest palaces in London and the official residence of the sovereign yet the royals haven't lived here since Victorian times. The palace had "long since ceased to be used by royalty for any but ceremonial purposes" Charles Dickens's wrote in 1879. Built between 1531 and 1536, Henry VIII commissioned the palace as a hunting lodge, close his main official residence of Whitehall Palace as well as the Royal Deer Park. Built on the site of the former St James's hospital for lepers - the saint after which both the Palace and nearby St James's Park are named - little remains of the Tudor original except for parts of the Chapel Royal and a fine 16th century gatehouse (thought to be to a design by the king's painter, Hans Holbein the Younger). There are two Chapels Royal in the Palace complex: the Chapel Royal itself and the 1620s Inigo Jones designed Queen's Chapel, both are active places of worship and open to the public for select services. The Palace itself is not accessible to the public.


 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

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

Railway Stations

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

Car Parks

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

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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £208  29% off
St James's Place, SW1A | 1 minute from St James's Palace
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St James's Place, SW1A | 1 minute from St James's Palace
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London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
27 St James's Place, St James's, London SW1A | 1 minute from St James's Palace
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London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
21 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 6 minutes from St James's Palace
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Bowman Sculpture
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6 Duke Street, SW1Y | 3 minutes from St James's Palace
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Coventry Street, Soho, London W1D | 9 minutes from St James's Palace
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London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
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9 St James's Street, St James's, London SW1A | 1 minute from St James's Palace
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16 Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London W1J | 6 minutes from St James's Palace
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London > Nightlife > Bars
35 St James's Place, St James's, London SW1A | 1 minute from St James's Palace
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1 Dover Street, Mayfair, , Mayfair, London W1S | 3 minutes from St James's Palace
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London > Business > Venue Hire
150 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 2 minutes from St James's Palace
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8-10 Dover Street, Mayfair, , Mayfair, London W1S | 3 minutes from St James's Palace
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Quartet Volute
Concerts | On 27th August 2014 

St James's Church Piccadilly 5 minutes walk from St James's Palace

The quartet performs Beethoven's String Quartet Op 18 No 6 and Haydn's String Quartet Op 50 No 1....More

Legends Of The Martini
Legends Of The Martini
Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2014 

Royal Academy of Arts 5 minutes walk from St James's Palace

Presented by Belvedere Vodka and curated by London College of Fashion graduate Tory Turk, Legends of the Martini at the ...More

 
Radical Geometry: Modern Art of South America from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection
Exhibitions | Until 28th September 2014 

Royal Academy of Arts 5 minutes walk from St James's Palace

This exhibition in The Sackler Wing of the Royal Academy of Arts explores the art produced between the 1930s and ...More

Royal Mews Tickets
Royal Mews Tickets
Attraction | Next performance 27th August 2014 

Royal Mews 7 minutes walk from St James's Palace

The Royal Mews forms part of Buckingham Palace and houses the carriages and horses used by the Queen and the ...More

 
The First Georgians: Art and Monarchy 1714-1760
The First Georgians: Art and Monarchy 1714-1760
Exhibitions | Until 12th October 2014 

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace 7 minutes walk from St James's Palace

Marking the 300th anniversary of the beginning of the Georgian era, T he First Georgians: Art and Monarchy 1714-1760 ...More

 
Royal Childhood
Royal Childhood
Kids Events | Until 28th September 2014 

Buckingham Palace 7 minutes walk from St James's Palace

The eagerly awaited announcement of the birth of Prince George of Cambridge at 4.24pm on 22nd July 2013 is one ...More

 
Buckingham Palace Tickets - Summer Opening
Buckingham Palace Tickets - Summer Opening
Tours | Until 28th September 2014 

Buckingham Palace 7 minutes walk from St James's Palace

Every summer inquisitive visitors get the chance to look round Buckingham Palace and admire the interiors of the principal royal ...More

 
The 39 Steps
The 39 Steps
Theatre | Until 28th March 2015 

Criterion Theatre 7 minutes walk from St James's Palace

Hitchcock's 1935 movie is a masterpiece of sustained adventure, as the hero - framed for murder - becomes both pursuer ...More

 
Jersey Boys
Jersey Boys
Theatre | Until 26th October 2014 

Piccadilly Theatre 8 minutes walk from St James's Palace

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Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 24th May 2015 

Cambridge Theatre 8 minutes walk from St James's Palace

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