Clarence House †

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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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The Rubens at the Palace Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
39 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W | 9 minutes from Clarence House
This is as close to Buckingham Palace as you can get. It's also nearby Victoria station which is not quite as glamorous but very convenient. There ... More
Athenaeum Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
116 Piccadilly, W1J | 9 minutes from Clarence House
Situated opposite Royal Parks and Buckingham Palace, and just down the road from national museums and galleries, The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences is an independent, award-winning ... More
Washington Mayfair Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
5 Curzon Street, W1J | 9 minutes from Clarence House
Dating back to 1913, The Washington Mayfair Hotel successfully blends historic art deco with modern design. Located in the premier commercial and cultural centre of London, ... 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
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Bowman Sculpture
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6 Duke Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 5 minutes from Clarence House
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Clarence House, Birdcage Walk, SW1A | 5 minutes from Clarence House
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Empire Cinema Haymarket
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
63-65 Haymarket, St James's, London SW1Y | 8 minutes from Clarence House
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The Other Palace
London > Entertainment > Theatres
12 Palace Street, SW1E | 8 minutes from Clarence House
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The Other Palace Theatre
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12 Palace Street, Westminster, London SW1E | 8 minutes from 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
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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
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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 Romanťe Conti this historic wine emporium has something to suit every palate. ... More
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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
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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
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 16 minutes from Clarence House
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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 18 minutes from Clarence House
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 19 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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So SPA Sofitel St James
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, Westminster, London SW1H | 6 minutes from Clarence House
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The Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
53 Whitehall, Westminster, London 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 Wellington Club
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91 Jermyn Street, St James's, Hyde Park, London SW1Y | 6 minutes from Clarence House
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The Rivoli Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Ritz Hotel, St James's, London W1J | 6 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
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
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Institute of Directors - IOD
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116 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 6 minutes from Clarence House
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