Spencer House


Private palace built in 1756-66 for the first Earl Spencer, an ancestor of Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-1997). Eight magnificently restored state rooms furnished with antique and neo-classical furniture. Designed by John Vardy and James 'Athenian' Stuart, these rooms were some of the first neo-classical interiors in Europe. Stuart's superb gilded furniture has been returned to its original location in the Painted Room by courtesy of the V & A and English Heritage.

Prices and Opening Times

Adult Ticket: £12.00 (USD14.86) per ticket
Concession Ticket: £10.00 (USD12.39) per ticket

Children aged 10 - 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 10 are not admitted. Tickets are not bookable in advance - timed tickets are available on the day to the first visitors to arrive.

Opening Times:

Spencer House is open to the public for viewing every Sunday (except during January and August) 10:30 - 15:45. Access is by guided tour lasting approximately 1 hour. Tours begin at regular intervals. Last admission is at 16:45. The maximum number of visitors on each tour is 20.

Additional openings for 2012 only:

Sunday 22nd January 2012

Sunday 29th January 2012


Sunday 22nd July 2012

Sunday 29th July 2012

Venue Details & Map

Spencer House

27 St James's Place
+44 (0)20 7499 8620
Public transport:
Tube: Green Park


Event Facilities
Breakout Rooms
Offers charity rates
Licenced for civil marriages
General Facilities
Good views

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