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.
Every Sunday except during August. 10am to 4.30pm (last tour).
Spencer House is situated at 27 St James’s Place, London SW1A 1NR, overlooking Green Park. The House can be reached via St. James’s Street or Green Park.
The House is only a few minutes away from Green Park underground station, or a 10-minute bus ride from Victoria station. To walk from Green Park underground station (about 3 minutes): Exit the tube station on the south side, walk down Queen’s Walk for a few hundred yards. Turn left through the small alleyway off the left side of Queen’s Walk for about 150 yards. Turn right and Spencer House will be in front of you.
- Wheelchair ramps/routes
- Guide dogs welcome
- Accessible toilets
This unique 18th century private palace combines magnificent works of art with subtle personal touches that together provide a perfect backdrop for private and corporate events, receptions, state room weddings, meetings and presentations.
The Ground Floor rooms can accommodate up to 250 guests or up to 450 with the use of the terrace during summer months. In the colder months 450 can be accommodated using the Ground and first floor rooms.
Spencer House is an elegant and historic event venue for hosting meetings, lunches, receptions, dinners and intimate weddings in London. The House is available for private and corporate events and is hired exclusively to each client. We can accommodate up to 126 for lunch or dinner and 450 for receptions.