In response to government advice, Spencer House will be reopening for Sunday Tours from 25th July. Thank you for your understanding at this time and we look forward to seeing you soon.
In response to government advice, Spencer House will be reopening for Sunday Tours from 25th July. Thank you for your understanding at this time and we look forward to seeing you soon. 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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Spencer House garden

We have adapted the way we manage the garden over the last few years to become more sensitive to the environment as well as the wildlife that can be found here in Central London. We no longer use any chemicals in the grounds and took the decision to remove the traditional box hedging in response to the increasing damage from the invasive Box Tree moth, rather than attempt to control this with pesticides. Doing so has increased the amount of space available for planting and we did so with a focus on pollinator-friendly species.

Building on this trend, this spring we introduced a number of planted circles into the lawn, created from wildflower turf chosen specifically to support invertebrates and increase biodiversity in the garden. The design is inspired by traditional Regency period flower beds that would have been laid out in geometric patterns. By combining historical integrity with modern sustainability goals, the garden continues to complement the town palace it was intended to adorn in an authentic and contemporary manner.