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Spencer House

#141 of 1 909 things to do in London
Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:30
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Excellent house tour of restored single-family home (Mansion)

We have been trying to see this house for years and finally managed to be in London on a weekend... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2018
Magnificently Breathtaking

I booked this ticket a couple of weeks ago after doing some research on the House. Arrived early... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Tabby L
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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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+44 20 7499 8620
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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
1  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
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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
Reviewed 6 June 2018 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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank FerrisToronto
Reviewed 4 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Dawson24
Reviewed 23 May 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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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