Spencer House was built 1756-66 for John, first Earl Spencer, an ancestor of Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-97). Situated in the heart of St. James's, Spencer House is a short distance from St. James's Palace, Buckingham Palace and the Palace of Westminster and has a splendid terrace and restored, half acre garden with magnificent views of The Green Park.
This magnificent eighteenth-century private palace has regained the full splendour of its late eighteenth-century appearance after a painstaking ten year restoration undertaken by RIT Capital Partners plc.
Designed by John Vardy and James \"Athenian\" Stuart, the State Rooms were amongst the first neo-classical interiors in Europe. Visitors can see a fine collection of eighteenth- century paintings and furniture specially assembled for the House, including five major Benjamin West paintings graciously lent by Her Majesty The Queen.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PROPERTY IS NOT IN THE HHA FREE TO FRIENDS SCHEME.
Visitor Opening Times
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No children under 10 admitted.
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Spencer House is occasionally used as a photography location.