Aristocratic mansions such as Spencer House played a vital role amongst fashionable London society. On calling too often at Spencer House, the actor David Garrick (1717-1779) thought he should apologise to Countess Spencer:

'As your ladyship has had for some time too much of my company I will keep from St. James’s Place as long as I possibly can'.
Aristocratic mansions such as Spencer House played a vital role amongst fashionable London society. On calling too often at Spencer House, the actor David Garrick (1717-1779) thought he should apologise to Countess Spencer: 'As your ladyship has had for some time too much of my company I will keep from St. James’s Place as long as I possibly can'.
Aristocratic mansions such as Spencer House played a vital role amongst fashionable London society. On calling too often at Spencer House, the actor David Garrick (1717-1779) thought he should apologise to Countess Spencer:

'As your ladyship has had for some time too much of my company I will keep from St. James’s Place as long as I possibly can'.
Aristocratic mansions such as Spencer House played a vital role amongst fashionable London society. On calling too often at Spencer House, the actor David Garrick (1717-1779) thought he should apologise to Countess Spencer: 'As your ladyship has had for some time too much of my company I will keep from St. James’s Place as long as I possibly can'.

The history of Spencer House

From its conception Spencer House was recognised as one of the most ambitious and splendid private palaces ever built in London and is today the city’s only great eighteenth-century house to survive intact.