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27 St James's Place, St James's, London SW1A 1NR
 
 
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Sun 10:30-17:45 (Closed Jan and Aug)
 
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Spencer HouseSpencer 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 a 10-year refurbishment on the 18th century Palladian mansion, the building has now been restored to reflect its former splendour and is open to the public by guided tour. Built between 1756 and 1766 for the first Earl, the neo-classical house was, at this time, very much lived-in and enjoyed by its original inhabitants. Eight state rooms, each decorated in unique style using ceiling decorations, gilded palm trees, paintings and Roman murals, were employed to entertain on a lavish scale. When the family abandoned the house during the Second World War, a succession of different tenants subsequently moved in. The Ladies’ Army and Navy Club, Christies, the British Oxygen Company and the Economist Intelligence Unit all rented the property during the latter half of the 20th century. While part of the building is now offices, visitors are able to tour many of the house’s rooms in their original glory and, on selected days, amble around the recently restored grounds with their stunning views of Green Park.

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18th century glamour, Spencer family history, Palladian elegance.

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During the Second World War the House was occupied by the nation's nursing services.

 

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Underground Stations

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

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
Victoria Railway Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

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

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The Stafford London Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £218  24% off
St James's Place, SW1A | 1 minute from Spencer 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
 
 
 
Cavendish London Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £136  35% off
81 Jermyn Street, SW1Y | 4 minutes from Spencer 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
 
 
 
The May Fair, A Radisson Collection Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £170  32% off
Stratton Street, W1J | 4 minutes from Spencer House
The May Fair, A Radisson Collection Hotel, is located in sophisticated Mayfair, resurgent again as London's true luxury quarter. The hotel puts you in a peaceful ... More
 
 
 
 
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Clarence House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
St James's Palace, St James's, London SW1 | 3 minutes from Spencer House
The 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 ... More
 
 
 
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Buckingham Palace
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Buckingham Palace Road, SW1A | 6 minutes from Spencer 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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Royal Institution of Great Britain
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
21 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 6 minutes from Spencer House
Best known for its annual televised Christmas lectures, the RI is one of Britain's most famous science institutions and the place where famous scientists such as ... More
 
 
 
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Fine Art Commissions Ltd
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
7 Bury Street, St James's, London SW1Y6AL | 3 minutes from Spencer 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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Chris Beetles
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
8-10 Ryder Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from Spencer 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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Alan Cristea Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
43 Pall Mall, Mayfair, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from Spencer 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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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 20th July to 27th October 2019
Spencer House, Burlington House, W1J | 5 minutes from Spencer House
Over 60 paintings by 'Finland's Munch' go on display at the Royal Academy of Arts in the first major exhibition of her work in the UK. ...More
 
 
 
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Half Term Activities
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 13th October to 3rd November 2019 - 9am
Spencer House, 203-206 Piccadilly, W1J | 6 minutes from Spencer House
Come and join in with half term activities at Waterstones stores across the country. With activity ranging from craft sessions to story readings to author signings, ...More
 
 
 
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The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust Volume Two
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Spencer House, 203-206 Piccadilly, W1J | 6 minutes from Spencer House
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Empire Cinema Haymarket
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
63-65 Haymarket, St James's, London SW1Y | 8 minutes from Spencer House
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Criterion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1V | 8 minutes from Spencer House
The tiny entrance of the Criterion Theatre is almost invisible among the massive advertisements, traffic and crowds of Piccadilly Circus. To ignore it, however, is to ... More
 
 
 
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Theatre Royal Haymarket
London > Entertainment > Theatres
18 Suffolk Street, Haymarket, SW1Y | 9 minutes from Spencer House
The Haymarket Theatre was built by John Potter on the site of the King's Head Inn and the Gun Smith shop in 1702. It has had ... More
 
 
 
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Truefitt and Hill
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
71 St James Street, St James's, London SW1A | 1 minute from Spencer House
As any gentleman knows, there are times when only a shave by the finest of barbers will do. It's a bit like going to the gym ... More
 
 
 
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Lock & Co
London > Shopping > Clothing
6 St James's Street, St James's, London SW1A | 2 minutes from Spencer 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 | 2 minutes from Spencer House
This historic bootmakers in St James's, set up in 1849, may be steeped in history but it's still the place to go for top quality tailor-made ... More
 
 
 
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Thirty Six by Nigel Mendham at DUKES LONDON
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
35 St. Jame's Place, St James's, London SW1A | 1 minute from Spencer House
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The Lyttelton
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
The Stafford London Hotel, St James's Place,, St James's, London SW1A | 1 minute from Spencer House
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The Game Bird
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
The Stafford London, 16-18 St James's Place, SW1A | 1 minute from Spencer House
Making full use of the diverse produce of Great Britain and its surrounding oceans, James Durrant puts locally sourced ingredients to good use at The Game ... More
 
 
 
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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 15 minutes from Spencer House
Awarded The Best City Cookery School 2013, the Cookery School at Little Portland Street has been teaching people to make simple, honest food for more than ... More
 
 
 
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L'Atelier des Chefs
London > Education > Adult Education
19 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 16 minutes from Spencer House
Whether you're a Nigella or not in the kitchen, the L'atelier des Chefs cookery school can teach you something. Classes are given in the basement kitchens ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 16 minutes from Spencer House
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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Catalyst Health and Fitness Ltd
London > Leisure > Fitness
30 Bury Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 2 minutes from Spencer House
Catalyst personal trainers are among the best in London. Get fit without doing yourself an injury, lose weight with a specially devised programme or build your ... More
 
 
 
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Green Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 4 minutes from Spencer House
Although many of the parks in London are officially owned by the sovereign, it is the four central London parks (one of which is Green Park) ... More
 
 
 
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May Fair Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
May Fair Hotel, Stratton Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 5 minutes from Spencer House
The subterranean spa within the luxury May Fair Hotel offers a tailed experience emphasising wellbeing and health. All of the spa treatments have been carefully ... More
 
 
 
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Ye Grapes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
16 Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London W1J | 6 minutes from Spencer House
Built in 1882 this gorgeous Victorian pub could be the perfect spot for a night out, if you can find it, that is. Very close to ... More
 
 
 
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The Reform Club
London > Nightlife > Pubs
104 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 6 minutes from Spencer House
Located in the heart of London's traditional Clubland in Pall Mall, The Reform Club was founded in 1836 and was membership was initially restricted to those who ... More
 
 
 
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The Only Running Footman
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
5 Charles Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 7 minutes from Spencer House
One of two venues belonging to The Meredith Group who also run The Portman in Portman Village, The Only Running Footman is a popular pub, restaurant ... More
 
 
 
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Dukes Hotel: Cognac and Cigar Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
35 St James's Place, St James's, London SW1A | 1 minute from Spencer 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 Rivoli Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Ritz Hotel, St James's, London W1J | 3 minutes from Spencer House
The Rivoli Bar, an intimate cocktail lounge within the famous Ritz Hotel, re-opened in 2001 after a closure of some twenty years with interiors stylishly updated ... More
 
 
 
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Funky Buddha
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
15 Berkeley Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 4 minutes from Spencer House
Between the Victorian elegance of Berkley Square and the Imperial magnificence of Piccadilly, you might be surprised to find a club that oozes with Eastern decadence, ... More
 
 
 
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Spencer House
London > Business > Venue Hire
27 St James's Place, St James's, London SW1A | Same location as Spencer 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 | 3 minutes from Spencer House
World famous luxury hotel, right on Piccadilly, with a roof terrace looking across Green Park. The fine food (particularly the Afternoon Tea) at the Ritz attract ... More
 
 
 
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The May Fair
London > Business > Venue Hire
Stratton Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 4 minutes from Spencer House
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Her Majesty's Theatre 8 minutes walk from Spencer House

Andrew Lloyd Webber's most enduring hit has been running since 1984 and is still as popular with audiences and critics ...More

 
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Rochelle Canteen at the Institute of Contemporary Arts 8 minutes walk from Spencer House

This autumn, Rochelle Canteen at the Institute of Contemporary Arts hosts a series of food, drink and art takeovers. Against ...More

 
Only Fools And Horses: The Musical
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Theatre Royal Haymarket 9 minutes walk from Spencer House

Paul Whitehouse and Jim Sullivan bring John Sullivan's much-loved sitcom to the London stage with Only Fools and Horses The ...More

 
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Exhibitions | Until 5th January 2020 

Harold Pinter Theatre 9 minutes walk from Spencer House

Most people think about putting their feet up at the age of 80 but Ian McKellen, star of stage and ...More

 
Crystal Maze LIVE Experience West End
Crystal Maze LIVE Experience West End
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2019 

The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience West End 9 minutes walk from Spencer House

From spring 2019 the Crystal Maze LIVE Experience comes to the West End. After three successful years in Angel, Islington ...More

 
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Comedy Store 9 minutes walk from Spencer House

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Theatre | Until 23rd November 2019 

The Other Palace Theatre 9 minutes walk from Spencer House

Selladoor Productions presents the Tony Award-winning musical with a book by William Finn and James Lapine and music and Lyrics ...More

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