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Spencer House

One of the most sumptuous private residences built in London and a building of unique importance in the history of English architecture.

27 St James's Place, London, SW1A 1NR

Spencer House in London

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From its conception, Spencer House was recognised as one of the most sumptuous private residences ever built in London and a building of unique importance in the history of English architecture.

Designed by John Vardy and James ‘Athenian’ Stuart, the State Rooms are amongst the first neo-classical interiors in Europe. The House has regained the full splendour of its eighteenth-century appearance after a painstaking ten-year restoration under the Chairmanship of Lord Rothschild.

The restoration has enabled the return of some key pieces of furniture to their original locations, including Vardy’s elaborate giltwood console tables in the Dining Room and Stuart’s Painted Room suite, both on loan from the V&A, London. Particularly welcome was the return to the House of Guercino’s King David, lent from a private collection.
Spencer House is available for exclusive corporate events and private functions throughout the year. Receptions, Lunches, Dinners, Weddings and Presentations can all be accommodated within the magnificent State Rooms. The House is also open to the Public for guided tours on Sundays.

Opening Times

2022

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.

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

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Accessibility
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible toilets
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

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Spencer House Painted Room with statues

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