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Spencer House

27 St. James's Place, London SW1A 1NR, England
+44 20 7499 8620
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Worth scheduling your itinerary around!

Spencer House is only open on Sundays during designated tour times, but it is 100% worth it to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Plan a Sunday to Visit

Spencer House is only open on Sunday so I planned the day around visiting it along with other... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
michelle h
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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

Spencer House is only open on Sundays during designated tour times, but it is 100% worth it to arrange your schedule around this if you are a house museum enthusiast. Only a limited number of rooms have been restored/maintained and are available for visit (the...More

Thank vichy
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Spencer House is only open on Sunday so I planned the day around visiting it along with other activities nearby. It was so worth it! The guide was fabulous as well as the very hospitable gentleman who sold the tickets. The house has changed hands...More

Thank michelle h
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We had been for a long walk through central London on a Saturday and were ending our self-guided tour with a stroll along Pall Mall. At the end of Pall Mall, we deviated right into St' James's Street and headed towards Piccadilly. On the way,...More

Thank BigHugh51
Reviewed 16 October 2017

I was invited to go along to visit Spencer House by a group of friends. The group of friends that I visited with have a habit of choosing a different interesting venue every month or so to visit. Despite having walked past Green Park on...More

2  Thank MrsCommons
Reviewed 17 September 2017

I found this disappointing in comparison to many palaces and aristocratic homes open to the public that I have visited. It appeared more like the corporate entertaining venue that it is now, than the site of a prestigious home. I could not fault the standard...More

Thank Lochside242
Reviewed 12 September 2017

You can book a group visit on Mondays. Our Blue Badge guide Rosalind was very knowledgeable and clearly loved her subject. The tour lasted well over 90 mins, we were not rushed and were able to ask as many questions as we went from room...More

Thank 11Judith
Reviewed 10 September 2017

I booked a place for a guided tour (Sundays only)and was very pleasantly rewarded with a knowledgeable entertaining lady guide. The group was about 12 in number, so not too large, and the tour lasted about an hour. If you want to see the garden...More

Thank JoyceFf
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Compared with Buckingham Palace which I also visited recently, my visit to Spencer House with a qualified Blue Badge Guide, Ian, was almost a more satisfying experience. Gilt, opulence and gratuitous wealth blatantly thrust themselves everywhere before the visitor's eyes, but somehow, in Spencer House,...More

Thank Geoffrey R
Reviewed 25 July 2017

I went with a group; we were served coffee and biscuits by very smart waiters. There are not very many rooms, but our guide was most enthusiastic and knowledgable, especially about how all the restoration was carried out. For example, some of the fireplaces were...More

1  Thank Clare A
Reviewed 24 July 2017

This home was built by one of Princess Diana's ancestors and still belongs to the family, but they have rented it out since the 1920's and no longer use it themselves. When I bought tickets, I had assumed that Princess Diana had actually spent some...More

Thank 77travelgirl77
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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10 October 2017|
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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
Margaret W
8 December 2016|
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Response from Clare A | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't take a child of any age unless he/she knew what was there and still wanted to go!