St James’s Palace
The striking Tudor gatehouse of St James’s Palace (not open to the public, but you can admire it from the outside), the only surviving...
This small chapel is where contemporary royals such as Princess Diana and the Queen Mother have lain in their coffins in the run-up to...
Just outside Green Park is Spencer House, completed in the Palladian style in 1766 for the first Earl Spencer, an ancestor of Princess...
Sip to-die-for martinis like royalty in a gentleman’s-club-like ambience at this tidily tucked-away classic bar where white-jacketed...
The setting may seem somewhat demure at this superb and busy restaurant, but with such a sublime North Italian menu on offer, it sees no...
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Clarence House information
Five ground-floor rooms of Clarence House, the official residence of Charles, the Prince of Wales, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, and Prince Harry, are open to the public on 45-minute guided tours for one month in summer. The highlight is the late Queen Mother’s small art collection, including one painting by playwright Noël Coward and others by WS Sickert and Sir James Gunn. The house was originally designed by John Nash in the early 19th century, but has been modified much since.
Exclusive 90-minute after-hours afternoon tours also explore the Cornwall Room, inaccessible on the standard tour, where you can see some of the Prince of Wales's watercolours and sip a glass of champers. All tours need to be booked in advance.