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8. Spencer House

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Spencer House

Spencer House is not well known, but is perhaps one of London's most magnificent buildings. Built from 1756 to 1766, it is London's only surviving eighteenth century palace. It was built for John, the first Earl Spencer and ancestor of the late Princess of Wales.
Lovingly restored to it's former glory, including recreated details such as carved marble fireplaces and authentic colour schemes gleaned from antique paint flakes, the state rooms and garden are now open for public viewing every Sunday.

Spencer House Address:
27 St James's Place
(Overlooking Green Park)
Spencer House Opening Times:    
Open to the public for viewing every Sunday (except during January and August from 10.30 a.m - 5.45 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.

Spencer House Admission:           
Timed tickets may be purchased in person from 10.30 a.m. on the day. Tickets for individuals are available on a first-come-first-served basis and cannot be booked in advance. 
Adults  £9.00
Concessions  £7.00*
*Students (with cards), Friends of the V&A (with cards), Friends of the Tate (with cards), Friends of the Royal Academy (with cards), senior citizens (on production of relevant identification), children under 16

All children must be accompanied by an adult, no children under 10

  +44 (0)20 7499 8620

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