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Spencer House

27 St. James's Place, London SW1A 1NR, England
+44 20 7499 8620
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Seldom open, worth the wait and planning

Off the main road but the garden faces Green Park. It is seldom open to the public so plan ahead... read more

Reviewed yesterday
yahootraveler64
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virginia
Beautifully Restored 18th Century Aristocratic Palace

Be sure to book your reservation in advance as the house is only open for viewing on Sundays... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mel611j
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Westchester County, New York
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Restored to the full splendor of its late eighteenth-century appearance, this manor house was once the residence of the Spencer family, whose famous member was Diana, Princess of Wales.
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27 St. James's Place, London SW1A 1NR, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Off the main road but the garden faces Green Park. It is seldom open to the public so plan ahead and reserve if you can. Well worth a tour and some really neat features like the Palm Room you won't see elsewhere. We also got...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Be sure to book your reservation in advance as the house is only open for viewing on Sundays. The small group tour (given by a Blue Badge guide) was fantastic and a must see if you want to learn a little bit more about The...More

Thank Mel611j
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Reviewed 5 days ago

He didn't have to do it--but when Lord Rothschild took a long-term lease on Spencer House from Earl Spencer (brother of Princess Diana) for office purposes, he also spearheaded a painstaking twenty-year restoration of six of London's most glorious State Rooms. Like the only room...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small group tour which is great, very friendly knowledgeable guide and tour moved well and timely. The house and decoration/restoration are first rate. Lovely location beside Green Park and the Mall. You really experience the sense of how the family lived. No tours of backstairs...More

Thank FerrisToronto
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only open on a Sunday Morning, this is a must see if you would like to know more about The Spencer Family History! The rooms are fantastic and the tour guide was not just knowledgeable but you could tell she cared about the building! We...More

Thank Dawson24
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did not go inside. The exterior has a beauty which reflects the status of the owners. It was designed by John Vardy and built 1756-65. the fact that it took 9 years to build is indicative of its quality, as an example of English...More

1  Thank Vincent D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It may only be open to the public on a Sunday but if you are in the Green Park area then it is worth going on one of the tours to find out about one of London's hidden 18th century palaces. You will learn a...More

Thank Grapefan
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

I went on a morning tour of Spencer House on Sunday 1 October 2017 and it was fabulous - the tour guide was superb - wish I could remember her name - she was so knowledgeable and had a perfect tour guide style - friendly,...More

1  Thank sarahandpeter2010
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Our Connaught hotel concierge suggested the Spencer house (princess Diana’s family home)for a Sunday activity. We were able to catch a private house tour and found the experience enchanting. The Rothchild did a mega restoration which brought the home to its historic roots. Each of...More

2  Thank gallerygirl09
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Spencer House has been beautifully restored to its former glory (thanks to Lord Rothschild) and is definitely worth visiting for anyone interested in British history, architecture, art and design. Our tour guide Jennifer was very amiable and knowledgeable – she knew the answer to every...More

1  Thank Rowan W
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Response from Lochside242 | Reviewed this property |
I think it depends on the guide you get as to the extent of information provided. When I was there it centred more on how some of the restoration work was carried out by the Rothchild Foundation. There was little about the... More
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