St James’s Palace
The striking Tudor gatehouse of St James’s Palace, the only surviving part of a building initiated by the palace-mad Henry VIII in 1530,...
Five ground-floor rooms of Clarence House, the official residence of Charles, the Prince of Wales, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall,...
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 be somewhat demure (but busy) at this superb restaurant, but with such a sublime North Italian menu on offer, it sees no...
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Queen’s Chapel information
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 their funerals. The church was originally built by Inigo Jones in the Palladian style for the French wife of Charles I and was the the first post-Reformation Roman Catholic church erected in England.
The simple interior, illuminated by light streaming through the large windows above the altar, has exquisite 17th-century fittings. It was once part of St James’s Palace but was separated after a fire.