Archive for May, 2014

Spencer House restoration of the Palm Room

Restoration

The project was arguably the most successful of its kind ever undertaken, no less impressive in its way than the house’s original construction. But this was restoration in more than […]

Tour of London's Spencer House includes Staircase Hall

Staircase Hall

Arthur Young wrote in 1769: “…the stair-case is in a very just taste, wide and lofty, the ceiling ornaments green and white.”

Join the Spencer House tour and witness it's unique and ornate decoration

State Palm Room

As Lord Chamberlain and later Lord Steward to Queen Victoria, the 4th Earl Spencer hosted entertainments for virtually the whole of court society, one reception described as “brilliantly and numerously […]

Room hire for corporate events include the Music Room at Spencer House, London

The Music Room

During the 19th century “There were times in fact when Spencer House was opened to the public at large, providing the setting for a series of charity concerts and exhibitions […]

Visit the Morning Room on a tour of London's Spencer House

Morning Room

In the 19th century, Spencer House hosted many large receptions for guests and the House was also opened to the general public for performances of music and for exhibitions there […]

The Library tour at Spencer House London

library

Early printed books collected by the second Earl Spencer were ‘generally regarded as the greatest in private hands in England or abroad. On a visit in 1828 the artist Benjamin […]

Visit Lady Spencer's room while on the London house tour of Spencer House

Lady Spencers Room

Lady Spencer’s Room was described by Arthur Young in 1772 as: ‘fitted up with great taste; scarce anything can be more beautiful than the mosaic ceiling, the cornices and the […]

Tour the Great Room at magnificent event and wedding venue Spencer House in London

Great Room

A ball for Queen Victoria held at Spencer House in 1857 was pronounced a ‘magnificent fete, marked by… princely liberality and good taste’, the house ‘illuminated with singular brilliancy…and redolent […]

Tour gardens in London, flowers bordering the pathways at Spencer House

Garden

At a reception in 1864, where guests were regaled with music, dancing, and a ‘sumptuous supper’ while the garden was ‘beautifully illuminated with festoons and columns of variegated lamps’. Joseph […]

Make a grand entrance into your London wedding venue

Entrance Hall

In advance of a “huge assembly” at Spencer House in 1795 one guest confidently predicted that “all London will be there”. Joseph Friedman, 2011