From its conception, Spencer House was recognised as one of the most ambitious aristocratic town houses ever built in London and is, today, the city's only great eighteenth-century private palace to survive intact.
Spencer House was built in 1756-66 for John, first Earl Spencer, an ancestor of Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-97). Situated in the heart of St James's, Spencer House is a short distance from St James's Palace, Buckingham Palace and the Palace of Westminster, and has a splendid terrace and garden with magnificent views of Green Park.
Spencer House, London's most magnificent private palace is open to the public for viewing every Sunday (except during January and August) from 10.30 a.m. - 5.30 p.m*. Access is by guided tour, which lasts approximately 1 hour. Tours begin at regular intervals and the last admission is at 4.45 p.m. The maximum number of visitors on each tour is 20.
27 St James's Place
+44 (0)20 7499 8620
The House is only a few minutes away from Green Park underground station, or a 10-minute bus ride from Victoria station. There are no parking facilities for coaches or cars although there are many NCP car parks nearby.
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