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Spencer House

27 St. James's Place, London SW1A 1NR, England
+44 20 7499 8620
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Fabulous tour of Spencer House

I went on a morning tour of Spencer House on Sunday 1 October 2017 and it was fabulous - the tour... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
sarahandpeter2010
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Melbourne, Australia
Historic Home

Our Connaught hotel concierge suggested the Spencer house (princess Diana’s family home)for a... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
gallerygirl09
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Boston, Massachusetts
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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 14 April 2018

I went on a morning tour of Spencer House on Sunday 1 October 2017 and it was fabulous - the tour guide was superb - wish I could remember her name - she was so knowledgeable and had a perfect tour guide style - friendly,...More

Thank sarahandpeter2010
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Our Connaught hotel concierge suggested the Spencer house (princess Diana’s family home)for a Sunday activity. We were able to catch a private house tour and found the experience enchanting. The Rothchild did a mega restoration which brought the home to its historic roots. Each of...More

1  Thank gallerygirl09
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Spencer House has been beautifully restored to its former glory (thanks to Lord Rothschild) and is definitely worth visiting for anyone interested in British history, architecture, art and design. Our tour guide Jennifer was very amiable and knowledgeable – she knew the answer to every...More

Thank Rowan W
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

The interior design in the house is stunning. The tour guide is professional, witty and a natural story-teller. She knows every detail of the house and tells an interesting story from whatever you are looking at.

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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

We went on an organised group visit ,these take place on a Monday. The blue badge guide we had was excellent and was so informative. Only a few rooms are allowed for visiting but every one we went into had so much interesting history about...More

Thank Rosemary64
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

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
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

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
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Reviewed 29 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

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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
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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
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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
...More
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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
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