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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