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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The Stafford London Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £218  34% off
St James's Place, SW1A | 1 minute from St James's Palace
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  29% off
81 Jermyn Street, SW1Y | 3 minutes from St James's Palace
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 Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £170  22% off
Stratton Street, W1J | 4 minutes from St James's Palace
The luxurious May Fair Hotel is located in sophisticated Mayfair, resurgent again as London's true luxury quarter. The May Fair puts you in a peaceful spot ... More
 
 
 
 
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Spencer House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
27 St James's Place, St James's, London SW1A | 1 minute from St James's Palace
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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Clarence House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
St James's Palace, St James's, London SW1 | 4 minutes from St James's Palace
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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Royal Institution of Great Britain
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
21 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 6 minutes from St James's Palace
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 | 2 minutes from St James's Palace
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 | 2 minutes from St James's Palace
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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Bowman Sculpture
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
6 Duke Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from St James's Palace
Bowman Sculpture in St James's is a presitgious gallery where art collectors with deep pockets can get their hands on an original Rodin. Specialising in 19th ... More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 17th February 2019 - 9pm
St James's Palace, 16 Bury Street, SW1Y | 2 minutes from St James's Palace
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Robert Fraser's Groovy Arts Club Band
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St James's Palace, 39 Dover Street, W1S | 4 minutes from St James's Palace
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St James's Palace, 203-206 Piccadilly, W1J | 5 minutes from St James's Palace
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Empire Cinema Haymarket
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
63-65 Haymarket, St James's, London SW1Y | 7 minutes from St James's Palace
The independently-owned Empire owns cinemas at 14 locations across the UK including this one, the three screen Empire Cinema on Haymarket in London's ... More
 
 
 
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Criterion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1V | 7 minutes from St James's Palace
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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Haymarket Theatre Royal
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Haymarket, SW1Y | 8 minutes from St James's Palace
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 St James's Palace
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 | 1 minute from St James's Palace
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 | 1 minute from St James's Palace
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 St James's Palace
British Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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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 St James's Palace
International cuisine ... More
 
 
 
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Seven Park Place by William Drabble
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7 - 8 Park Place, St James's, London SW1A | 1 minute from St James's Palace
Tucked away in the St James's Hotel, the tiny 26-cover Seven Park Place restaurant is a triumph of modern European cooking. The restaurant is run by ... More
 
 
 
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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 15 minutes from St James's Palace
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 | 15 minutes from St James's Palace
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 St James's Palace
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
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30 Bury Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 1 minute from St James's Palace
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 St James's Palace
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 Hotel, Stratton Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 4 minutes from St James's Palace
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The Reform Club
London > Nightlife > Pubs
104 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 5 minutes from St James's Palace
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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Ye Grapes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
16 Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London W1J | 6 minutes from St James's Palace
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 Only Running Footman
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
5 Charles Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 6 minutes from St James's Palace
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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 St James's Palace
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 | 2 minutes from St James's Palace
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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Mahiki
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
1 Dover Street, Mayfair, Mayfair, London W1S | 3 minutes from St James's Palace
A favourite with young royals - Princes Harry and William, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie have been spotted here... all at the same time. And ... More
 
 
 
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Spencer House
London > Business > Venue Hire
27 St James's Place, St James's, London SW1A | 1 minute from St James's Palace
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 | 2 minutes from St James's Palace
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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Dover Street Restaurant and Bar
London > Business > Venue Hire
8-10 Dover Street, Mayfair, Mayfair, London W1S | 3 minutes from St James's Palace
This long established night spot in Mayfair's Dover Street has been providing Londoners with a sophisticated setting to enjoy food, drink and live entertainment for 30 ... More
 
 
 

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Q Live Presents A Night Of Marvin Gaye
Concerts | On 17th February 2019 

Quaglino's 2 minutes walk from St James's Palace

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Exhibitions | Until 31st March 2019 

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

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Russia: Royalty & the Romanovs
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Exhibitions | Until 28th April 2019 

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

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Her Majesty's Theatre 7 minutes walk from St James's Palace

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Theatre | Until 23rd February 2019 

Piccadilly Theatre 8 minutes walk from St James's Palace

The hugely popular stage adaptation of Mark Haddon's bestselling novel by Simon Stephens returns to the West End in November ...More

 
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Comedy | On 17th February 2019 

Comedy Store 8 minutes walk from St James's Palace

A session of improvised comedy, supplied by Paul Merton, Josie Lawrence, Richard Vranch, Lee Simpson, Pippa Evans and David Reed....More

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Theatre | Until 29th September 2019 

Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue 9 minutes walk from St James's Palace

Michael Jackson's untimely death may have propelled this musical into orbit; Thriller - Live became a tribute show overnight with ...More

 
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Exhibitions | Until 13th April 2019 

Bastian Gallery 9 minutes walk from St James's Palace

The brand-new Bastian Gallery in Mayfair opens this February with its inaugural exhibition, Andy Warhol Polaroid Pictures. The exhibition showcases ...More

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Foodie Events | Until 23rd February 2019 

Bombay Bustle 10 minutes walk from St James's Palace

Indian restaurant Bombay Bustle is helping Londoners out with their healthy New Year resolutions with a series of Yoga Brunches. ...More

 
Les Miserables
Les Miserables
Theatre | Until 2nd March 2019 

Queen's Theatre 10 minutes walk from St James's Palace

Jean Valjean, released on parole after 19 years on the chain gang, finds that the yellow ticket-of-leave he must, by ...More

 

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