Spencer House is closed
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic Spencer House is closed and there will be no Sunday Tours for the rest of the year. Thank you for your understanding at this time and we look forward to reopening next year.
Spencer House is closed In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic Spencer House is closed and there will be no Sunday Tours for the rest of the year. Thank you for your understanding at this time and we look forward to reopening next year. For more information
In 1772 the celebrated writer, Arthur Young, said of Spencer House:

‘I know not a more beautiful piece of architecture… All in richness, elegance, and taste, superior to any house I have seen’.
In 1772 the celebrated writer, Arthur Young, said of Spencer House: ‘I know not a more beautiful piece of architecture… All in richness, elegance, and taste, superior to any house I have seen’.
In 1772 the celebrated writer, Arthur Young, said of Spencer House:

‘I know not a more beautiful piece of architecture… All in richness, elegance, and taste, superior to any house I have seen’.
In 1772 the celebrated writer, Arthur Young, said of Spencer House: ‘I know not a more beautiful piece of architecture… All in richness, elegance, and taste, superior to any house I have seen’.
In 1772 the celebrated writer, Arthur Young, said of Spencer House:

‘I know not a more beautiful piece of architecture… All in richness, elegance, and taste, superior to any house I have seen’.
In 1772 the celebrated writer, Arthur Young, said of Spencer House: ‘I know not a more beautiful piece of architecture… All in richness, elegance, and taste, superior to any house I have seen’.
In 1772 the celebrated writer, Arthur Young, said of Spencer House:

‘I know not a more beautiful piece of architecture… All in richness, elegance, and taste, superior to any house I have seen’.
In 1772 the celebrated writer, Arthur Young, said of Spencer House: ‘I know not a more beautiful piece of architecture… All in richness, elegance, and taste, superior to any house I have seen’.

Spencer House is London’s most magnificent
eighteenth-century aristocratic palace

Built between 1756-1766 for John, first Earl Spencer, an ancestor of Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-1997) it is London’s finest surviving eighteenth-century town house.

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Behind the scenes at Spencer House

This group of miniature eighteenth-century copies of famous antique sculptures provide a striking display above the fireplace in the Great Room. The discolouration of their stone is apparent when compared to the brilliant white Carrara marble fire surround, carved in the 1990s to replicate the original. During our annual deep clean, Virtu Conservation Housekeeping used smoke sponges to remove surface dirt from the sculptures and reveal the brilliance of the stone below. Smoke sponges are made of vulcanized natural rubber and can be used just like a pencil eraser to clean a variety of surfaces.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Spencer House soon.