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Spencer House

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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
St. James's
+44 20 7499 8620
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Reviewed yesterday

Finally! I had the pleasure of visiting Spencer House in early March and what a delightful and exclusive gem this is! The house is only open to visitors on Sundays, and it is best to book in advance. Having done this, I enjoyed a tour...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 16 February 2019

If you have nothing else to do on a Sunday, go for a quick 1 hour tour with a knowledgable guide. There’s not much to see but its pretty impressive how much is maintained and replicated from the original.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 31 January 2019

I visited on a cold Sunday to explore the house on a fascinating tour. It is so beautiful with a very colourful history! Learning about the clever renovations was fascinating and I will definitely be back in the summer to explore the garden. A real...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank RHMHW
Reviewed 28 November 2018

We have been trying to see this house for years and finally managed to be in London on a weekend the house was open (space is limited so be sure to prebook). You see a large group of rooms on the ground and first floor....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Bondsammax
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I booked this ticket a couple of weeks ago after doing some research on the House. Arrived early and in time for the 2pm slot. There were only four of us and we had the very knowledgable Ingrid. The tour lasted for an hour and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Tabby L
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Gorgeous no doubt. The interior and architectural design is just breathtaking. Even the miniature of the Painted Room in the women’s loo is exquisite! But it’s a plain ripoff that no photos are allowed inside (except the loo!) especially when it usually costs £15 (!!!)...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank genibre69
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Well worth visit. The house has a long history and has been very carefully restored to its former glory.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Gillian W
Reviewed 21 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank yahootraveler64
Reviewed 20 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Mel611j
Reviewed 17 June 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank mrsagf
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St. James's
Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII,
the aristocratic “Clubland” of St James's is a premier
destination for high end craft and bespoke design.
Here you’ll lose count of the Royal Warrants (which
indicate that the Royal Family patronizes the
establishment) seen in shop front windows, even during
a short stroll to bordering Green Park or St James’s
Park. With the brightly lit and constantly buzzing
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Adult £15, concession £12