Plan a Visit

From its conception, Spencer House was recognised as one of the most ambitious aristocratic town houses ever built in London and is the city’s only great eighteenth-century private palace to survive intact. This magnificent aristocratic palace has regained the full splendour of its late eighteenth-century appearance after a painstaking ten-year restoration undertaken by RIT Capital Partners plc, under the Chairmanship of Lord Rothschild.

Eight State Rooms are open to the public for viewing on Sundays throughout the year.

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.

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

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. There are no parking facilities provided for coaches or cars although there are many NCP car parks nearby.

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.

Timed tickets for individual visitors may be purchased in person from 10.00 a.m. on the day, or in advance by visting the online bookings page. All tours are guided.

Adult: £15.00
Concessions*: £12.00

*Students, Members of the V&A, Friends of the Royal Academy, Tate Members (all with valid cards), senior citizens (with relevant identification), children under 16.

**50% discount on adult rate for ART FUND members: £8 (inc. £0.50 booking fee) Sunday entry and £9 for joint House and Garden ticket on Garden Days. Proof of membership to the Art Fund will be required on arrival at Spencer House.

**Historic Houses members should email to book a space.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Spencer House is able to give full access to disabled persons.

Pre-Booking for Groups

For organised group visits on Monday mornings, please go to the groups online bookings page or contact us directly.

Private Tours

Exclusive, private tours may be arranged outside public opening times by appointment. Please contact us at
Email: or
Telephone: 020 7514 1958 (Monday-Friday)

Cancellation policy

We regret that we cannot refund tickets after purchase. Where possible, we will try to accommodate requests to alter dates and times of purchased tickets.

Large bags, back packs, luggage and umbrellas are not allowed in the State Rooms but may be checked into the complimentary cloakroom and reclaimed at the end of your visit.

Small handbags, only, may be carried.

Photography, video recording and filming are not permitted inside Spencer House.

In consideration of other visitors, mobile phones must be switched off inside the State Rooms.
No food or drink may be brought into the State Rooms.

The Tours Team
Spencer House
27 St James’s Place


Telephone: 020 7514 1958, Monday-Friday, during office hours.

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