This property is NOT free for HHA Friends
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Spencer House

This property is NOT free for HHA Friends
27 St James's Place, London , London, SW1A 1NR
020 7514 1958

NB this property does not offer free access to HHA Friends and Members.

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.



Visitor Opening Times

Spencer House, is open to the public for viewing every Sunday (except during August) from 10.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. (last tour). Access is by guided tour, which lasts approximately 1 hour. Tours begin at regular intervals and the maximum number of visitors on each tour is 20.

Adults – £12.00
Concessions - £10.00

Also, are Garden Open days are – 28th May and the 4th of June for this year

No children under 10 admitted.

Please note that these opening times are correct to the best of the HHA’s knowledge, as advised by the property. Opening times may change and a property may very occasionally need to close at short notice. We therefore recommend you check with the property before your visit, by phone or on the property’s website, especially if your journey is likely to be a long one.

Film Locations

Spencer House is occasionally used as a photography location.

Groups and special visits

Groups of 15-60 people may also visit on Monday mornings. For special access tours outside of these hours please contact the Tours Team on 020 7514 1958 or

Tailor Made Facilities

Visits to HouseYes
Visits to GardenYes
Other EventsYes
Light RefreshmentsYes

Contact Details

Mr Chris Stallworthy, Events Director

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Royal Hospital Chelsea (1  mile)
Charles Dickens Museum (1  mile)
Goldsmiths' Hall (2  miles)